Tuesday, 02 September 2008

BOM Challenge # 4 & 5 - My School Days

Ok, I have finally completed the last of this BOM challenge. Check out Tracy's blog for more details if you would like to join us on this rememberance journey.

This was fun and it is amazing how I have changed over the years. I had to scan the pictures, so they are not the best quality but it at least gives one an idea of how I looked!!

The journalling reads as follows:

"From 1966 – 1967 I attended Woodlands Nursery School. From 1968 – 1969 I attended Woodlands Infants Primary School and used to catch a bus there and back every day. During 1969 a school was being built in Yellow-wood Park, where I lived and from 1970 - 1974 I attended this school, which I used to walk to and from every day. I had to walk past the shopping centre and often stopped in to buy chips or an ice-cream to eat on the remainder of my way home – chips 5cents a packet, ice-cream (pop-a-2) 3 cents!! Can you believe it! The high school I attended was Mowat Park High, in Montclair and I was there from 1975 – 1979. I loved school, not for the learning, but for the social as I enjoyed being with my friends. I also enjoyed my sport and drama, so was always participating in something after school. In order to save on bus fare and have more pocket money, I often walked to and from school which was about 4 or 5 km each way. That probably stood me in good stead for my walking career later on in my life!! From school reports I was friendly, polite, well mannered, helpful and always willing to please. Some of the games we played at primary school were, marbles (I was really good at this!) elastics, rounders and kissing catches. At high school we would just meet up at lunch time and find a spot on the field and sit and chat. I was fairly popular amongst my friends and most of the teachers at the primary and high school knew of me".


Off to bed to get some well needed sleep as I only got to bed after 12pm last night!!

Schooled out signing off ....




8 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

What a lovely layout. I can see why bedtime was so late ... those tags probably took ages to cut and amount. You are so fortunate to still have such lovely pics of your friends and to remember them. Yes, we also played rounders at school and this was my favourite tea/lunch break activity. Real clever you are hey, saving that bus money ... wonder what it was spent on though ... but then all then walking was meant to be ... Well done. You are definitely the most busy and productive BOMMER as yet.

Beryldene said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for your visits to my blog! It's always great to get feedback :-) As always, you are so committed to your scrapping..and inspiration to those of us who at times, fall off the bus! I love your journaling, which has depth and is always so honest and a reminder that journaling is such a vital part of this memory bank....

Regards
Beryldene

~*{ Michelle }*~ said...

Wow - that's an amazing lo - your life at a glance! Love your journaling too! This is really special!

Sophia said...

Jeppers, you work too fast, but then you do not have babies to run after...so tired by evening, no energy to do anything!!!

jacqui said...

Lovely layout as always..... hope you manage to get a flight, so you can join us in JHB!!! Going to be GREAT fun!

Libby said...

Such a lovely layout Michelle, I love the tags idea and all the different photos of you showing how you looked each year. Well done!

Tracy said...

Yes, divine LO as always - you know how much I admire your journaling skillz ...

Did I get a hint of you joining us in JHB for the Convention? Would be great.

Have not forgotten your RAK win - please bear with me - I am so slack!!!

GO TO BED EARLY TONIGHT - I INTEND TO DO JUST THAT ...

Love, Tracy

Tracy said...

Hey Michelle

Pop into my blog quick - SURPRISE!!!!

Love, Tracy