Friday, 25 June 2010


Hello lovelies! I've had a busy work week and it's so hard catching up with journals, letters, blogging, cleaning...

Anyway, I started feeling reminiscent this week. I think what started it was seeing a good friend from high school that I haven't seen in years. And then while cleaning this morning I was listening to my music on shuffle and a Backstreet Boys song came on. It really made me start thinking about high school. So I thought I would go through some old school photos and share them :) And a few thoughts from those years.

Be aware a lot of these photos aren't great. They are taken with a film camera. Also why I don't have as many photos as I think I would if I had a digital camera back then.

Our athletics team was defending champions. This was a fun photo I remember.

I still see these girls occasionally. They were at my wedding too! This was at a warm up athletics meet.

At the major athletics meet. We came 2ND I think :( It was a real shame. The tiny photo is me wrapped up in our school banner.

Kim, me and Alice again. This is us in assembly. One of the last we ever had in year 12.

My friend Doni and me. He used to call me Pixie because I was so small apparently. He loved hugs.

I think this was my ancient history class. I loved this class it was great.

The top photo is my Physical Education class. And the bottom is modern history.

Most of my classes revolved around sport, dance or some type of history :)

Sorry the photos are so poor. I scanned them as these were printed out and placed in an album already.

Sometimes I miss school and my friends and just hanging out at lunch time. I look back and it was a happy time for me. I was a lot more up beat about everything and I used to dance around and sing without caring.

Here is what I remember from high school....

* I liked soccer players or runners
* I had a huge love for everything Latino/, dancing, people, countries, the language
* I wanted to be a physical education teacher
* I was into R n B music from about year 10 onwards
* I was already obsessed with stationery
* I had journals with friends that we would write in and pass it around until it was filled up. Whoever bought the journal kept it. I still have all those journals :)
* I had a lot of crushes over the years lol
* After athletics training (or hockey training) we would buy a cheese and bacon roll and orange juice (how healthy haaa!)
* I used to love to do 3 way hugs or have 3 way phone conversations (or just use the phone so much more)
* I had some major crush on this guy and only ever chatted to him on MSN. I even talked to him on the phone yet we would never talk to each other in person. I used to see him at athletics training all the time and even when he would be standing there with other mutual friends we still didn't talk!! A very weird friendship. Maybe one day I would go into the story more in depth.

Anyway I'm bummed that Australia was unable to make it through even though they won their last game but I'm feeling gleeful that Italy got out (it's been a four year grudge for them kicking us out of the quarter finals last World Cup lol). It's all in good fun of course.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

What a great post. I love thinking back on years past. And I especially remember those BB days and songs. We had a journal type thing that we passed around in school too but I don't know who kept it and it wasn't just an open journal. It had specific questions that you had to answer and then pass it on...we called them 'Scam books' if I remember right but i have no idea why :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

awww i loved reading about you and seeing more of your past pixie! ;)

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Isn't it fun to look back and remember such an important time in your life? I really enjoyed this post, Gracie. Lovely to get a little glimpse into who you once were and see how it shaped who you've become!

Happy Weekend.

Alyssa said...

its crazy looking back at highschool photos. it feels like a million years ago... but certain photos you will always remember taking and they are really lovely moments!

{3 way calls, ah how clever we thought we were!!}

Cassie said...

Great post Gracie and so wonderful to look back sometimes.

This World Cup is turning out to be rather an odd one isn't it - now Italy are out it is more and more unpredictable.

Hope you have a great weekend.

thegirlhassparke said...

Wow I love this post, I love reminiscing about old times, luckily I was someone who loved high school. My friends and I also had journals that we passed around I dont know where they ended up though.

Miles Of Style said...

such a wonderful post...brings back a thousand memories from my school days too!

have a lovely weekend!


Unknown said...

Awww, this totally brings back memories! I always wanted to go to a school where you wore uniforms, how funny is that? XO!

littletiara said...

omg high school! Uniforms! Cheerleading! Gossiping (still doing it now, though), aahh... I miss high school times! I myself is actually pretty much too attached to high school, i think... lol... ;P

oh all those homeworks and cheating... hahaha

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous post Gracie! Have a lovely weekend! x

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

You guys had such cute athletic gear/school uniforms!! So so jealous. I remember going to a school that required a uniform in elementary school and I burned the skirts after I graduated.

that being said, your blog is adorable, following you now <3

a girl with a smile said...

What a lovely post. I sure do go back to my high school pictures all the time! The memories are timeless.

and flowers pick themselves said...

wonderful post! i really enjoyed it :)

xo Alison

Andhari said...

Look at you all girly and cute in those uniforms :) seeing it makes me smile. Backstreet Boys tracks really make me reminisce the good old carefree times too :) I miss it!

Sara said...

aaaw so cute! I think that I would cry if I do the same thing- I have lost contact with almost everyone I went to school with (with the exception of a few)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Did you ever have Mr or Mrs Hambrecht as one of your teachers?

I wish I had studied Ancient and Modern History at school. I studied English, Drama, Maths B, Biology, Chemistry and Physics :/ At the time I wanted to study medicine, then I decided to go into journalism. A year or journalism at Uni cured me of that, and I finally studied what I loved - English, Modern and Ancient History (Education and Arts degree). And now I work in IT! Go figure, haha.

I had journals similar to yours at school, but only between myself and my best friend. I still have them and so does she. They're hilarious to look back on. Hanson and the Backstreet Boys feature a LOT! So does JTT, haha!

x Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Hey what happened to BSHS they were so good at athletics now MBC always beats them in athletics. I was going to go to BSHS but I moved to MBC