Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

I thought I would end this year with one or two blasts from my past - all in outfits which are not my normal everyday wear! Above is a photo of me with my mum, I don't have an exact date but would guess it is just about 60 years ago, I look to be 6 or 7 months old.

This one was taken last year at the Medieval market I attended with Steve,Hannah and Kaitlyn so The Medieval Me.

Here we have The Bedouin Me - taken at the fancy dress night on a Nile cruise our classical studies group did in 2001. M and I had both been on the previous trip to Jordan and, quite unknown to each other had acquired traditional outfits which we both brought along knowing there would be a fancy dress do. We thought we looked pretty good:)

MIllenium New Year Party - we had to go dressed in a costume from our favourite period of history and I chose the 1940s. My outfit is all genuine 40s apart from the gas mask case which I cobbled together from a cardboard box, brown paper and string - real make do and mend stuff! J had also gone as One of the Few so we were a natural pairing for a photo.

Now I hope you are ready for the final photo! It was the previous year's New Year party and my friends had a Barbie and Ken theme. My daughter's first reaction when she saw my outfit was 'You're never going to wear that!' closely followed by 'Wwhatever you do, mother, DON'T BEND OVER!!' I won the prize for the best ladies costume though - I've never known whether it was for a good costume or the sheer nerve it took to wear it.



Anonymous said...

Rowan, what a fun and adventurous spirit you have!
Your baby picture is precious,while the other photos tell me you enjoy life and miss no opporunity to enter into the spirit of things!
I'm happy we have become friends in 2006, and look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year.
My very best wishes for 2007..!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, these photos are great! The baby photo is adorable. You look like a very happy baby! And I love seeing you in all the costumes but I loved the last one!! You do have a sense of adventure, don't you!

I agree with Sheila that I'm happy to have "met" you in 2006 and hope to get to know you better in 2007.
Happy New Year!!

Remiman said...

I've said it before and I say it again you are a mighty fine looking woman. Trying to choose a favorite pic. is difficult, but in the final analyis I'd like to spend time with the medieval Rowan.;-)
Happy New Year (((Rowan))). I know it will be filled with adventure for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh - what fun - you clearly look like your mother...that is a lovely photograph a treasure, as I am sure you well know.

Wonderful costumes and you did deserve the Barbie prize if only for having the nerve to wear it...

Anonymous said...

It look like your enjoying your self on what every stage you may be on.

Have a wonderful new year and look forward reading your blog in 07

Anonymous said...

I like popping in at your blog although I mostly lurk. I think those photos are terrific. Look at the joy and pride in your mother's face as she looks at you.

Also -- I happen to love fancy dress parties but I think I'm the only person I know who likes them. My husband rolls his eyes... my friends groan.

Oh well.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What fantastic pictures Rowan! And wow.....just look at your gorgeous legs in that last one!
Happy New Year!


Rhea said...

Great costumes! I love 'em! I like to dress up, too. I was an Amish man once for Halloween. I was also a Shriner once.

Anonymous said...

Rowan wow~!
these are great...thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year to you and yours in 2007.

Kelli said...

Wonderful pictures and you look fabulous in the last one!!! Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Rowan, You look really great in all those different costumes! Great Post!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What great pictures, Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

My favorite, you ask? The Barbie Costume...that is too funny...okay, I also really like the Bedouin suits you....

thanks for sharing them with us :)

Anonymous said...

Just found this one Rowan. WOW!!