I am following Crafty Moira's
Falling For You online Art Journal course
(see button on side bar for information),
and the first prompt is
'First Day of School'
I'm surprised how many memories I have of my early years,
and even remember going to playgroup (pre-school).
I distinctly remember my first school teacher,
My friend Rebecca and I used to play a game where
we would have a dolly in a push along trolley,
which was the pram,
and we would rush up repeatedly to Mrs Gibbs
saying each and every time,
"Do you like my baby?"
We would then rush off, swap over the 'mummy'
and back we'd go.
We never seemed to tire of this stupid game,
which always culminated in lots of giggles.
Mrs Gibbs seemed to have infinite patience!
Doing these pages reminded me about -
school dinners (smelly),
swimming lessons (smelly and wet,
AND someone stole my navy blue school knickers),
games in the playground (British Bulldog, later banned),
Music and Movement (I was a wonderful Autumn leaf),
squealing with my friends about David Cassidy,
white knee length socks (forever falling down so rubber
bands were used to hold them up -
remember that blue/red itchy mark?),
walking to and from school in my own little dream world,
wearing a balaclava
(practicality won over style in those days),
and singing hymns in assembly.
I'm also working on another of Moira's prompts,
'Apple of My Eye'................