Tuesday 5 May 2015

Looking back

Today's prompt from Cate is for us to look through the archives and see what was happening on this day in the past.  This was a particularly interesting one for me as exactly one year ago today my daughter rang from work to say she had excruciating stomach pains and was coming home early to try and get to the doctor's walk in clinic.  That pain turned out to be appendicitis, so my archive post from one year ago would have been a picture of the inside of our local A&E department at the hospital!  Wow, that was a post I never guessed I'd be writing!

But one year back isn't enough for Cate - we have to delve further into the archives - the stipulation is at least 2 years.  I wonder what we'll find ...
Two years ago I was taking part in a series of posts that Sian had organised where we had to 'Pick your Precious'  Ready to step into that time machine and go back 24 months.  Sit tight - here we go ...

Earlier this week - So it's coming up for sharing something precious for Sian's monthly series of Pick your Precious.  What on earth am I going to choose this month?  Oh, it's lovely driving into work on a sunny day.  Driving down the attractively named 'Pig Lane', past the riding stables, horses gently grazing in the fields, trees just coming out in leaf.  The gardens of the cottages are looking lovely as the first bursts of colour appear in the flower beds. 
Concentrate Deb, you're supposed to be thinking of something precious to share.  Singing along to the music on the cd.  My goodness I'm tuneful today, my version of No Doubt's 'Don't Speak' has never sounded so good.  I could probably audition for The Voice.  But then which team should I join because clearly all four would turn round.  Tom's a bit old, even for me, and whilst I do like Jessie J, I don't think I'm 'street' enough for her.  So, it's between Will.i.am and Danny. You know what?  I think I'm going to go for Will.i.am. The song moves on to Maroon 5 as I join the main road for the final part of my journey.  Need to think of something precious.  Pull into parking spot.  Turn off engine.  Remove disc from CD player.  And realise I have found my Precious.
So this month my precious is a compilation cd that my children made me for Mother's Day years ago.  I asked Rachel what year it was and we think it was about 2002.  It's a mix of songs that were in the charts at that time that I loved, some oldies that are classics and some whose titles were appropriate.  It's absolutely priceless to me and guarantees to put a smile on my face and a tune on my lips.  They put a lot of thought and time into getting it absolutely right and it's worth more to me than all my other cds put together.
They shared the design of the case.  Jon did the inside
 And the cover

 Rachel was given the job of the contents list.  I'll just take a photo of that too.  I've set up a backdrop on the bed to take the photo against.  Get off the bed Coco, I'm trying to take a photo.  Yes I know it looks interesting but I just need you to stay with all four paws on the floor for just a moment.  Off.  Get off.  How many times do I have to tell you?  The sooner you get off the bed, the sooner my photo will be taken and you can get back up there. Good Girl.  Now just stay there while I set the cd case in place again.  That's it, balanced perfectly, now let me pick up my camera again.  Hang on a minute, where's that dog gone?


Cheri said...

Coco just wanted to be part of the goings on!

Sian said...

Aw, what a lovely look back. I enjoyed this!

Ruth said...

How lovely, the gift that keeps on giving! And funnily enough, I'm in the process of making a "mix-tape" (are they even still called that?) CD as a surprise gift for someone.

Alison said...

Just look at what a youngster Coco was!! Xx

alexa said...

That's a lovely precious thing and a great post - I must have missed it first time round.