I've been feeling a bit nostalgic lately as I've been exchanging some old photos with a girl I used to go to primary school with.
Yvonne and I met when I first moved to the area and started at my new school and we remained friends right through to Grade 6... We were still friends at High School, but drifted apart a little because we were placed in different forms, as they were known back then.
During our time at Primary school though, a few of the girls were selected to model in the Enid Gilchrist Pattern Catalogues. I tagged along one day and got recruited to wear this little sailor dress number.I recollect that the dress was a pale pumpkin colour, but I could be wrong. I still remember those sneakers though. They were blue and green tartan/plaid. Loved them and am still a fan of blue and green together, without a colour in between.
My Mum still has some of the Enid Gilchrist books and it's been fun scanning the photos of Yvonne and sending them off to her...she got quite a shock, to say the least.
...and yes, I always stand like that with one foot extended, as I'm about to raise binoculars to my eyes and look into the distance.