From December 2011
Last year Sian, hosted from her blog, the very successful Story Telling Sunday, where we were encouraged to tell our stories, once a month on the first Sunday of the month. I read many interesting, exciting, touching and downright funny stories over the past year and it was also great to get stories of my own written down; stories that otherwise might have got lost over the years.
This year Sian is hosting again, but has changed the format slightly and is suggesting that if we prefer, we can tell our story with pictures rather than words.
So, this being the first of the month, and of course the first of 2012, here is a very short story, illustrated with two photographs.
Just before Christmas 1991, I was suffering very badly with gallstones. I collected Penny (5 months old) from her cot and set off down the stairs, with Ben going down, on his bottom, in front of me. I had a sudden attack, momentarily passed out and fell down the stairs, knocking Ben down and 'throwing' Penny down. Fortunately, apart from being very shaken, we were all ok, although Ben had a wonderful carpet burn on his forehead and this was clearly visible in all the Christmas photos that year.
Fast forward 20 years. Ben is home for the holidays. He is in the shower and drops the soap. As he stands up, having picked the soap up, he hits his head on the soap try and comes downstairs with a huge lump on his forehead and a lovely graze! He has grown up, but nothing changes!