Well after a disappointing summer, the children have gone back to school this week so the sun has come out – typical! Is it climate change or has it been ever thus?? Probably a bit of both, but I can certainly remember wearing my winter uniform in September and being very warm!
Speaking of which, this photo (left) is of me, aged 11, on my first day at West Bridgford Grammar School. Funny thing is, I was talking about looking for this photo during a Jewellery show the other day.
It was a lapis lazuli show and I was remarking about my old school uniform being royal blue and gold. I had no idea where the photo was, or whether Mum had it or had given it to me.
Well I wasn't looking for the photo, I was instead sorting out my overflowing 'in tray' at home. I came across a big white envelope with my Mum's writing on it and guess what, the photo was inside along with loads of others from my childhood. It seemed an appropriate time to post it… don't you just love the beret? I wonder if they still make girls wear them.
Mind you, I must say I prefer to see school children in uniform - I always think it looks so smart. I wonder if any of the girls returning to school will be lucky enough to have a Kipling bag as their school or college bag. There might be something suitable at midnight on Saturday into Sunday (hint hint) so hope to see you there.
Speak soon, love Julia xx