Hello...it's me

Just checking in to say...
I did something out of the ordinary recently
and booked myself a photo session.
It was time to be me.

Say what?
Yes, time to be me.

Simply said..
I hate having my picture taken.
The art of dodging an eager photographer 
is a specialty of mine. 

The only one who always 
seems to be one step ahead of me 
is my mother-in-law.
Clever woman.

I decided to 'just do it'
and where better than Sydney.
I called GM Photographics,
 a photography firm we used over the years 
while our children were growing up in Sydney.

I explained what I was looking for..
a casual photo, just me, not too fussy,
not too precious, just me...
and a touch of Photoshop.

It's high time my family had a current photo 
and after seven years, it would be nice
 to have an updated blog photo.

was the photographer for me and that was that.

Simona made it painless. 
I like painless.
She said to bring along a few outfits 
and she would take care of hair, makeup
and all the rest.

And then we got started..
in pink and then black
 and a few other colours in between.

Simona caught onto my chatty ways from the get go.
It was clear I was not going to stop talking or laughing
so she went with it.

and then she said smile with your eyes..
which put me into a fit of laughter
because I had no idea what that meant.

I tired hard to focus on the smiling eye thing
but couldn't help myself.
Laughing is me.

Simona sent me 41 photos in four different outfits.
I had to pick three and couldn't.
 Family and friends were then bombarded with photos,
more 'me' than they ever care to see again.
They narrowed them down to the four photos above.

They are 'me' and I reckon they
will do it for at least another ten years.

I am hoping my mother-in-law
feels the same way too.

Before I go...seeing that it's just me,
I have some news,
our next move is imminent..
as in our last days in Chateau Mango are over
and Henrietta has found a new home.
(weep weep)

Henrietta Hippo on the move

Farewell Henrietta...we will miss you!

Onto the next move.
Are you ready?
How good are you at word games?
This is where we are moving to next.


Answer: ?

If word games are not your thing..
stay tuned.

Jeanne xx

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