Flashback Friday: Kickoff

I love old photos. I’m quite fond of old photos of me or my husband or other family members when we were kids. I also love dipping into Little Miss’ archives and finding old memories and comparing her then and now. I get all nostalgic and smiley.

I wondered if other people might feel the same way? The Gallery and Silent Sunday have galvanised the blogging community and got people to dust off their cameras and smartphones and even put those all-in-one printers to use! I would never dream of reaching their heights but if you’re interested in trawling back through the photo archives, then come on over to Cafe Bebe every Friday for Flashback Friday.

For now, let’s just get the ball rolling. Look back in your photo archives. It can be a picture of you as a child…your child in the early days/months/years…your house before a makeover…a winter photo…a “one year ago today” photo…The sky’s the limit. Just take us back in time. Share some words to take us there and we can all get nostalgic and smiley remembering “when”.

This picture makes me happy. This photo was taken in July of 2006; over a year before Little Miss was even implanted. We were at Chatsworth House with my sister-in-law and her children, my inlaws and nanny-in-law. Of course our precious Sinjin was along as well. The day, as you can see, was truly beautiful and everyone had a brilliant time.

Sinjin had only joined us in May of 2006 after a stressful journey across the ocean. He thoroughly enjoyed every second of his life here in England and although we miss him terribly, I’m so glad we had moments like these together and photos to remember him always.

See, isn’t it fun to look back on days gone by? Doesn’t it just make you nostalgic and smiley? If it does, feel free to dig around in your files for an image to share, create a post in which to display it and a few words to tell us why it’s so special to you and press publish.

Then, the important part. You must come back to Cafe Bebe and add your linky in the gadget below. Then visit a few blogs to continue the nostalgia and smiley-ness. Simples!

If you’d like to display the badge on your post or in your sidebar, feel free to grab the code below:

<a href=”http://cafebebe.co.uk/2011/02/flashback-friday-kickoff/”target=”_blank”><img src=”http://cafebebe.co.uk/wp-content/themes/vigilance/images/top-banner/2011/02/FlashbackFriday1.jpg”></a>

46 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Kickoff

  1. What a lovely idea, I find these really inspiring. Will post later on. Looking forward to reading others.

  2. Brilliant idea, I love my photos so much, so any excuse to have a look and share them is great!

  3. This is a lovely idea, will try to take part this week, if not definitely next :)

  4. Such a lovely idea! I might not have time to join in today but I will definitely try to next week :-)

  5. (mostly) yummy mummy:
    Ooh fabby! I’m keeping the linky open for the week to see if we can get it rolling so if you want to join in you’ve got time. Definitely come back next week!
    Karin πŸ˜€

  6. Ella, Wonderful to hear! I hope to see you in the linky soon! Great to catch up with you yesterday!

    Karin πŸ˜‰

  7. Emma,

    Thanks so much for joining! It was a fab photo that you added! I love it! πŸ˜‰

  8. Thanks Amanda! I hope you’ll be able to post and link up! Looking forward to seeing it! πŸ˜‰

  9. jenny Paulin

    this is a great idea for a feature Karin, well done you!
    your flashback photo is such a happy one isnt it? your family back then before the arrival of your Little Miss…….how time flies x

  10. Jenny,
    Thanks very much! I was just sitting at the computer last night, as you do…and I got the idea. I like aliteration as well (Flashback Friday) so it worked! I just love looking back in time and seeing the changes. Makes me happy…usually! πŸ˜‰


  11. I love it, I love it, I love it. I’m the furthest down memory lane I could get – 1984, the year I was born. I’m loving old photos, so be sure I’ll be a regular visitor to people’s Flashback Friday posts – brilliant idea.

  12. Carolin- Thank you! So pleased you like it! Can’t wait to see 1984! πŸ˜‰


  13. What a fabulous idea. I have linked up x x x x

  14. Just discovered this Karin – I must have missed it on twitter. I *love* looking at old photos. I’m off to have a look if I can come up with anything this week at short notice.
    Thanks for starting this up :)

  15. Jennie-

    Thanks very much! Your link was absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for taking part! πŸ˜‰


  16. Hello SAHMlovingit!

    Thanks so much! I just was hit with the idea last night when I was sitting at the laptop trying to come up with an idea for a post for today. I’m keeping the Linky open for a week so don’t put yourself out too much. If you can find something then come back any time and I plan on being here every Friday after this one! πŸ˜‰ Have a good one!


  17. The linky doesn’t seem to be working for me Karin :(

    Tried a few times now.

    Forgot to say in my last post that when I went to Chatsworth house it was a beautiful day too. It’s gorgeous there.

  18. Ignore that last comment….I tried again and it hung for a while but went through :)
    Thanks again Karin and have a great weekend!

  19. SAHMlovingit,

    I’m so sorry the linky doesn’t seem to be working. I think we’re all suffering with his “update” that has messed a lot of Linkys up! I know someone said that they had to turn off the computer and come back to it for it to work! Not right but anyway…I’ll try inputting you myself to see if I can get it! πŸ˜‰


  20. Great idea! Love your photo and have enjoyed looking at the others. Will definitely be back next week!

    And I’ve amended my post as I’d forgotten to include the badge thingumy :) x

  21. I was so keen to get going this morning I forgot to leave a comment. It’s a really lovely photo, is that really in this country the weather looks far too nice! πŸ˜‰

  22. Great idea! I’ll have to see what is saved on this computer, although I have a feeling there’s not a lot. Our old albums are in storage, I knew I’d miss them! x

  23. Hi Karin,

    I have participated for the first time.
    I am no.16.

    I have a problem though.
    None of the images on your site appear on my computer for some reason.

    And when I post the code for Flashback Friday into my post an image also isn’t available, even though when you click on the blob it DOES take you to Cafe Bebe. Have a look at my post and see if it happens to you too.

    Sorry to trouble you with a query but I would have loved to have been able to see your Flashback Friday images.

    Thanks for a great idea.

    Liska x

  24. Liska,

    Gosh! You’ve stumped me! I did go to your post and I SEE the Flashback Friday badge but when I click on it it takes it to a “page not found” page on Cafe Bebe which I don’t quite understand. I know java script code is funny on Blogger sometimes. Maybe just add the badge as an image and take away any code? Or just have it click through to http://cafebebe.co.uk ? I love your post though! And thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you’ll come back next week and take part again…and that you’ll be able to see my photos! How weird!

    Karin πŸ˜€

  25. sorry, me again xxxx
    Thanks for your reply.
    You said you can see the FF badge in my post, but do you see it properly? as I see it as a small white box

  26. Liska-
    Yes, I saw it fine but it sent you to a “no page found” for some reason. It looks good though. Maybe something is wrong w/ your browser?? Keep working on it! πŸ˜‰


  27. HiKarin,
    One final thought. My friend recently gave me security on my computer and he disabled “Flash”. I am currently trying to enable it.
    Maybe I can’t see your photos because you use Flash. Do you?
    Sorry for questions, Liska x

  28. Liska…yes, you maybe do need Flash! Not sure…worth a try though! πŸ˜‰ Let me know how you get on! Sorry for it to be such a palavar! πŸ˜‰


  29. What a great idea!! :) I might join in next time…

  30. I love the sound of this, I have a whole heap of old photos & now I have an excuse to go through them all & find my favourites!

  31. Helen-

    Oh please do! That would be fab! The more the merrier! πŸ˜€


  32. Adrenalynn,
    Fab! I’ll do reminders next week. Hope to see you here on Friday! πŸ˜‰


  33. Just wrote an entire post on an old BFF and had to dig up a picture. Hope that’s okay! Lynnie

  34. I haven’t been at my computer over the weekend, so may have to write a delayed post for this!! x

  35. Hannah,

    Please do join in belatedly or be sure to be ready for this next Friday! I’m so pleased with the interest! Be sure to Tweet me if you do publish a post! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks very much!


  36. Lynnie-

    I must check it out! Thanks so very much! Come back next week too!

    :) Karin

  37. Hi, love the idea for Flash back Friday! I have been trying to add your badge to my blog but it doesn’t seem to want to appear on my blog! Any suggestions? Also, I have been struggling finding your badge on your blog. Sorry to moan, any ideas about what I am doing wrong copying badge? Great photo’s on your blog. Can’t wait to get involved with Flash back Friday xx

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