Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Gallery - Boys - Father and Son

There are two boys in my life; my husband and son. Rory is an only child, as is his dad, and I think that's why they have always been so close, such good mates. We are very much a happy family of three but I love to watch the two males in the family, jostling for position on the sofa, arguing about football teams and now, trying to compete with each other to answer the most questions on University Challenge (I pretend I'm doing something else so I don't show myself up).

The theme for this week's 'Gallery' is boys so I have spent a hugely enjoyable, nostalgic few hours flipping through old photographs to find ones which show Dougie and Rory together over the years, more often than not when we've been on holiday. My little boy will be 17 next week: he is still our baby, even though he is now a young man, the apple of his father's eye.




Top Row: 
1996 At home.
1997 Sa Coma, Majorca.
2000 Playing the tickling game, La Baule, France

Middle Row: 
2003 Lake Windermere.
2006 About to climb up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
2007 The Tango Boys kitted out for horse-riding in Iceland

Bottom Row: 
2008 Paris.
2008 Chilling out in matching towelling robes in Cyprus.
2011 Looking a lot like a couple of doormen outside Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen.


For more photographs on the theme of boys, visit The Gallery.



34 comments:

  1. What a lovely, lovely collection of photos, Trish. You can see the closeness between father and son in every one of them. xx

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    1. I think it helps that I'm usually the one taking the photos so I had lots to choose from. They are a great pair.

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  2. I've had occasion to flip through old photo albums lately (daughter's 18th coming up) and it is lovely to have a little nostalgic wallow, isn't it?

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    1. It's a bit cliched, I know, but all I kept saying was, 'where has the time gone?'

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  3. Great pictures. I too am loving taking pictures of my two boys together - specially in matching rugby tops and the like!

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    1. Can't say we've many shots with matching tops (Rory not at all sporty): the photo of the matching waterproof togs above is the closest we've got.

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  4. What a gorgeous collection of photographs - you can really see the bond they have with one another :)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. It was difficult choosing the snaps: I wanted to show a mix from over the years.

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  5. What a great selection. Lots of smiles & happiness!

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    1. There were plenty of happy shots I could have taken on waterslides and pools but I think Dougie might have objected to semi-naked dad photos!

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  6. Super photos and how great that they have such an excellent relationship. You must be very proud.

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    1. I am proud, Sarah. They squabble as most parents and kids do but they never argue for long and Dougie is great because if he thinks he's actually in the wrong he will apologise.

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  7. Oh wow - I had to scroll up and down twice then to check the last was your boy. He's such a tall 17 year old! :)

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    1. In the last photo he had only just turned 15, so he's sprouted a bit more since then. I think he's about 6' tall now.

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  8. lovely pictures, this is how i hope my husband and son will be through the years :-)

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    1. I'm sure they will be - keep taking photos so you've got evidence of it, because the time flies by.

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  9. That is such a lovely collection of photos

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  10. Lovely collection of photos.

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  11. So sweet! Great memories from all over the world!

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    1. It was funny but most of the photos tended to come from holidays. I suppose that's when the camera is at hand and Dougie isn't at work!

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  12. Good looking pair. The robes aren't doing much for their figures though!

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    1. They looked like they were chilling at the Playboy Mansion. Something a bit Hugh Hefner about the pair of them!

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  13. Love these - made me want to go have a look through all of our old photos, but so many of them are in storage (we didn't 'go digital' until around the early 2000s, and I'm sad to say I haven't gotten around to scanning the hundreds (thousands)of paper photos I've collected over the years. The 'dual Hefs' one is really great - looks like something mine would do - but I think I like #2 top row best - on the beach. Great shot!

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    1. We've only gone digital from about 2006, everything else is in boxes. So I just scan when I want to pop something on the blog - I don't think I could handle scanning the lot.
      So pleased you like the photos. I still laugh when I look at the Hef snap! The beach shot is a favourite of mine too and actually looks better in this montage - it's a little grainy normal size.

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  14. fab collection of photos of your boys x

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  15. Love your collection of photo's, they'd make a great 18th Birthday memento! :)

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  16. Great montage Trish.....so sweet to see the passage of time and smile at memories.

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  17. And Dad is still taller. Go Dad.

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  18. Love this post. What a great looking pair of boys you have there! My favourite is the baby one.

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  19. Gorgeous photos. You must be very proud! :)

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  20. Lovely photo's; my eldest will turn 17 in a couple of weeks time, I can hardly believe it.

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  21. Thanks for all these comments - glad you all like them. And yes, Bryce, Dad is still taller (6'1 against 6'0).

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