Just before the end of 2011, the wonderful Mat from Southern Retro, paid me a visit.
We had met at The Chap in the summer (well..the supposed summer) and had a brief hello. We then bumped into one another at The War and Peace Show in August and had a proper chat.
He is grand.
A couple of months passed and then he asked me if I would like to be part of the photographic project he is running. I messed him about a bit with weekends on and then off again (*blush*) - but I finally managed to get it together and Mat headed up to LandGirl Heights on a unseasonably warm December day.
When he arrived, my hair was not done and I was in a proper flap. I let The Beard take over and entertain Mat with the lure of tea and cake, whilst I swore at myself in the mirror.
Hair. Never does what you need it to.
For some reason, despite being in my own home, I was quite nervous. As you can see, I refused to be parted from my slippers. I did check with Mat to make sure they would not be in shot.
Any nerves I may have had were quelled by the cheery, chatty Mr. Mat. That and my concentration on posing for a picture without looking like - well - a poser.
A week or so later, Mat sent me the ones he had chosen for approval.
I vetoed some, on account of the many chins in attendance, and we finally settled on my official mug shots for the website.
I was thrilled to then find out that one of the photo's had been featured in Mat's interview with Vintage Life Magazine.
Which I duly purchased a copy of to show my Nan.
I love checking out new peeps that are added to this project. It always makes me smile.