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    Wednesday, December 31, 2008

    Happy New Year, Friends !

    We've been away in the 1850's - no internet you see.



    1855 Portrait



    Oh, how my husband indulges my whims ( this photo has been a dream of mine since I was like 10yrs old )

    I hope your 2009 is more delightful than the current government is spruiking, and that no-one stakes a claim to your gold mine.

    Merry Merry

    xx

    19 comments:

    Melody said...

    Oh look at you all! Your boys look fab and AB is beaming! And look at you - oh fabulous!

    Happy new year to you and yours. I look forward to reading more of H&B in 2009... xx

    Louise said...

    Brilliant! Such handsome men you surround yourself with! Happy New Year to you all! xxx

    peppermintpatcher said...

    You look positively school marm-y.

    Happy new year (or new century as the case may be...)

    nikkishell said...

    heh heh! Fab photo :) My parents have one of us like this taken in Florida when i was 14.
    Happy New Year!!!

    KikiMiss said...

    So hip...so fun. You are an extremely photogenic family you know? Yes, of course you know that! Happy days for 2009, all the best. Thanks for being you.

    13mimosa said...

    I remember that, but I think more of the cornish pasties, the printed up posters "Wanted Dead or Alive" and the sweet shop. I haven't thought about going for years, maybe we should put that on the list to take the girls - thanks for inspiring me!

    h&b said...

    PP: the 'look' I was going for was that of 'humourless disciplinarian' you see on so many of the women of this era.

    However, the camera-lady kept asking me to smile 'just a bit' .. and I had no idea AB was beaming like a loon down in the front row. So i'm sort of in-betweeny :/

    Everyone - it was fun, and I never wanted to take off my dress, and the boys were all so cute - go do it if you get the chance :)

    Mimosa - we got the posters for the boys, and a vial of panned gold, and some boiled lollies too. Yum, cornish pasties..

    Stomper Girl said...

    Your face is more historically correct, AB's big smile (while gorgeous) would more likely have been a very serious stare down the barrel of the lens!

    Happy New Year, how lovely that you've always wanted that shot and now you have it!

    Violet & Rose said...

    Ooh, we are off to Sovereign Hill in a fortnight. Must do it. My sister's family did one a couple of weeks ago at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, or as my nephew called it "the pie and beer settlement". Happy New Year!

    Janet said...

    he, he, that is so fabulously gorgeous!

    Happy new year to you and yours xx

    meggie said...

    Ooh you almost look churchy! haha.
    Happy New Year to you all!

    Blue Mountains Mary said...

    Happy New Year Mrs!

    To you and your gorgeous menfolk...

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    back in the olden days, when I lived in Ballarrat as a bebe journalist, I must have visited Sovereign Hill two or three times a week, once to see a koala up a poppet head! Never had the olden time photo taken though.

    Gina said...

    Just when I thought it was impossible for your family to be any cuter. OMG! what a riot. My favorite part is Master's face. Just love.

    M said...

    I find it amazing they had a baby outfit!

    Happy New Year!

    Hoppo Bumpo said...

    Fabulous photo - hope you got a toffee horse's head too!

    Happy new year to you.

    M+B said...

    Check you all out - you look fabulous!

    Welcome back to 2009, I hope it is a good year for you!

    shellyC said...

    Happy New Year to you too.
    Love the photo too.

    My float said...

    What a great photo. Those little angels look so authentic!

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