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Significant scraps

A little while ago, my mum gave me the coolest gift. It was folder containing little scraps, snippets and clippings of my life. She’d been collecting them pretty much since I was born.

There was a napkin from my christening party. My first passport. Notes from parent-teacher meetings. Letters I’d written while in boarding school. A Weetabix Gymnatics Awards certificate. My first year yearbook. Cringey teen snaps. Some of my articles for the college paper. Clippings from the mags I’ve worked at.

It really is amazing to realise that someone has loved you that much. That they have documented your life, been aware of every step and scrape and failure and achievement. And it kind of puts everything into perspective, doesn’t it?

A couple of glimpses below.

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5 Comments

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    Ciara
    March 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this. 🙂

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    Oisin Prendiville
    March 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    beautiful shots of life’s scrappy traces

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    Betty Thompson
    March 28, 2010 at 5:45 am

    pretty awesome treat from the slices of life.

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    Eilis Boyle
    March 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I just discovered you blog…it is WONDERFUL.. your photography is EXQUISITE!!! Thank you for sharing these…

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      Nathalie
      March 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Funny, because I was just drooling over YOUR work! Simply stunning. Thank you Twitter for introducing us 🙂 That Glendalough shoot is breathtaking and I love those cute little cuffs. You have been duly added to my feed reader, I really look forward to keeping up with your gorgeous creations.

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