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My Digital Time Capsule

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70s child's birthday party

My digital time capsule. Have a look at my birthday party circa 1979/ 1980:

70s child's birthday party

I love that I have this picture. It’s nice to look back and see the fashions, who was there, what my cake looked like and just the ‘seventies-ness’ of it! I’m thankful that my mum loved to take pictures. These days she still likes to get a good shot. We’ve even complained about it before, when we were at an event or on holiday and mum insisted on getting a photo before we could enjoy the buffet or jump in the pool. We’d say “Oh, do we have to?!” (But look at what I do as a blogger now!)

But I’m glad she got the shot, as now I can look back and remember.

This is why I write this blog.

My children will know what we did in their childhood because I’ve recorded and preserved it all here for them to see. It is a digital time capsule for them to look back on. They’ll read the funny things they’ve said – little things that we’d have forgotten had I not blogged about it. They’ll laugh at the old fashioned decor of our home which is in the background of the shots. It’s not old fashioned now, but I expect it will look it in 20 years time.

They’ll laugh at my hair and ask why I have been red, blonde and brown. They’ll laugh at each other’s funny childish faces, with those plump soft cheeks that I love to kiss and stroke.

My babies are 12 and 7 today; when they read this post who knows how old they’ll be? But when they do I want them to know that I love and adore them and I thank God every day for them. I hope that I’m doing a good job of making memories for them – it’s always at the forefront of my mind. Only time will tell what they will say about their childhood, but I’m determined that they are surrounded by love and that we have lots of good times together.

The time really does go so fast. It’s modern life to have to juggle when we are working women, but it’s also important – more important to take the time out to just ‘be’, and spend time with your children. Whatever time we spend, I know I’ll blog about the big things, as well as the little things right here in my digital time capsule.

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Comments to My Digital Time Capsule

  • I often think my Blogs are a digital time capsule – I do worry that most of us don’t print photos and there is less of a record, most digital media doesn’t last well.

    Kate Thompson 3rd August 2015 7:58 pm Reply
  • I love how all our older photos are brown and orangery hues!

    Emma 3rd August 2015 8:51 pm Reply
    • haha The 70’s was a bit brown and orangey wasn’t it?!

      Nadine Hill 6th August 2015 4:38 pm Reply
  • you know I have never looked at my blog in that way. Digital time capsule wow. Fantastic post.

    angela hamilton 3rd August 2015 10:10 pm Reply
    • Thanks Angela. It’s good to get another perspective!

      Nadine Hill 6th August 2015 4:39 pm Reply
  • My 70’s are all brown and orange! It must be the film in the camera. I love recording our memories with images

    Jen 4th August 2015 12:57 pm Reply
  • I think of my blog in this way, it’s amazing to read back on – even if it was just a year ago! x

    Fritha Strickland 4th August 2015 7:46 pm Reply
    • Even a year is a long time when we look at how much our kids change, isn’t it?

      Nadine Hill 6th August 2015 4:40 pm Reply
  • I love having my blog for that very reason. All the photos of my elder children as young children are in the loft and a real faff to get down

    Kara 5th August 2015 4:09 pm Reply
  • I have some really old photos which I love…boxes and boxes of them! I think our blogs, or digital time capsules, are a great way of capturing everything for the future but I do worry that things can get lost online. I don’t print much off, but I do back it up on discs whenever I can.
    Saying that, words are just important too. I kept an online diary, with only a couple of photos, 11 years ago when I was trying to conceive my daughter. I have printed it off and kept it safe.

    Anne 6th August 2015 10:11 am Reply
    • It’s important to have somewhere to keep things isn’t it. I always back up things where I can too!

      Nadine Hill 6th August 2015 10:53 am Reply
  • i love looking at old photos, true moments captured

    lisa prince 10th August 2015 11:43 am Reply

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