Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

1 Aug

The Hub and I at (then) Jan Smuts Airport, November 1988.  We were flying to the UK for Christmas, paid for by the compensation the Hub  received for his motorbike accident the previous year.

I LOVED that jacket.

Spud as Willy Wonker for school Book Day, 2006.

Tory Boy with obligatory balloon on his 16th birthday.

The Hub loves Rolf Harris’s art so he wrote to him, asking for a caricature.  To make things fair, the Hub drew a caricature of himself and sent it to Rolf with his request.

Mr H obliged by return post, and sent this photo of himself (in purple shirt), with the caricature in the top right of the picture. What a nice man.

The Hub slowed down the shutter for this picture of a Buxton river. Or maybe he shut down the slower?  I don’t know: pens are my forte, not cameras. 

37 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple”

  1. laurieanichols August 1, 2012 at 10:15 #

    The Hub is very clever at getting things and making things happen. He is a cool dude, lol. I like the jacket on you, the color is so pretty and the boys as usual adorable. I always love it when you add the family photos.


  2. I used to be indecisive August 1, 2012 at 10:19 #

    What a handsome family.


  3. jmgoyder August 1, 2012 at 10:27 #

    I really like this so much because of the photos and how it allows me/us to see you guys – beautiful family. Obviously our Rolf thought so too!


  4. viveka August 1, 2012 at 11:23 #

    They say that .. purple stand for the last chance …. but with you guys … I think it stands for joy, fun and family …. and mad – take a pick. *smile – brilliant choice of photos, Tilly


  5. vivinfrance August 1, 2012 at 12:55 #

    I am awestruck at the Rolf Harris picture: He is quite a hero of mine, a lovely man.


  6. Lizze August 1, 2012 at 13:11 #

    Love your pictures – especially the last one that’s amazing. Of course I’m partial to the color purple too. 🙂

    Where do you get your challenge ideas from? I love doing photography challenges and I’d love to take part in this one. 🙂


  7. idiosyncratic eye August 1, 2012 at 14:11 #

    How’d you get your words purple too?! 🙂


  8. adinparadise August 1, 2012 at 14:35 #

    I also love your jacket. Rolf Harris has always been a favourite of mine, ever since I was very young. I wonder how old he is now.


  9. Pseu August 1, 2012 at 17:38 #

    Cyclomaniac was wearing glasses that big when we married in 1987….


  10. robincoyle August 1, 2012 at 18:46 #

    Wait, wait, wait . . . your name is Linda, not Tilly?


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife August 2, 2012 at 22:44 #

      Yes, yes, yes 🙂 When I started blogging I used a pseudonym but as my poetry started to get published and I shared the details with my readers, it seemed daft to carry on. However, everyone knows me as Tilly so it was easier to keep it than replace it.


  11. gigihawaii August 1, 2012 at 18:52 #

    You look so pretty in that photo, Tilly. Nice pics of hubby and sons, too. Never heard of Rolf Harris til now.


  12. SchmidleysScribbling August 1, 2012 at 19:18 #

    YOu know your eyesight is going when you read “school bonk day” under Spud’s photo. Dianne

    PS I thought that was a young you with your oldest son in the first photo. Hub looks like Tory Boy. D.


  13. grannymar August 1, 2012 at 20:30 #

    Royal purple for a royal family!


  14. Three Well Beings August 1, 2012 at 21:32 #

    My granddaughters think purple is a princess color! It seems clear to me that you have a creative and joyous family…just look at those smiles! And I think Spud must have a little of his mother’s flair for the story in him! 🙂 Debra


  15. katharinetrauger August 2, 2012 at 02:38 #

    I love the jacket too. Gorgeous family. Thanks for sharing.:)


  16. Gobetween August 2, 2012 at 19:48 #

    I loved the baggy jackets and bold colours we had in the 80’s -oops I might be giving my age away.


  17. Andrew Petcher August 4, 2012 at 11:42 #

    Rolf is my hero. In 1998 I worked in Maidenhead where he lived and the company I worked for opened a recycling centre, We asked him if he would open it and he said yes. I thought he would cut the string and leave immediately but he stayed all afternoon, entertained the guests, painted a picture and only charged £500!


  18. Kay's Musings August 5, 2012 at 06:28 #

    You are such a beautiful couple, with or without that pretty jacket. AND you have a gorgeous family. How fabulous that the Hub got that picture from Mr. Harris.


  19. eof737 August 5, 2012 at 14:46 #

    Great selections Tills! 🙂


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