Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Longdrop

Hi Everyone,

well, guess I’m still blushing from my sister KimB’s blog today LOL!!!! Thought Id never see those pics ever again – my hubby’s never even seen any pics of me when i was younger and yep he had an ABSOLUTE blast reading Kim’s post hahahaha, now im being teased from both sides :) Gosh sis, i’v got NO pics of us from our past except these 2 you sent me awhile ago:

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You can tell we had good dress sense LOL, (socks and shoes with a dress hehehehe) Latest fashion deva’s – beats our matching 80’s kit.  Hubby was rolling on the floor laughing when he saw those hahahaha!!

and this little one of us with ma Sheila on “Ouma’s” farm………..remember the long drop???? LOL


We went to stay at my grannies farm one weekend and back in those day’s there was still no electricity or TOILETS back then in the rural area’s– we had to sleep in this massive room they called the dormitory and out there it is pitch black at night you cannot see your hand in front of your face…………….now i don’t know about my sister but I was scared as hell LOL, everything looks spooky in candle light and when you got to go - you just got to go…………the choice of course was to sneak in the dead of the night outside and around to the back where they had this THING called a LONGDROP………………..or use a potty, at that age the last thing you want to do is use a potty so you rather brave the spooks and ghosts outside and bravely face this funny outbuilding with a hole that goes to the bottom of the earth hehehehe. I must say that if it wasn’t for Kim being with me I would have flushed myself down that whole in fright!!! Guess Camping came easy after that LOL!!! Thanks for holding my hand sis, guess you’ve never stopped doing that:) MWAH!!

You can see winters here already in Dullies, all the flowers have vanished so to keep me happy and still summery i’v done some more Commercial Use Flower Templates:





Easy to use black and white flower templates – just add your own colours, styles and paper fills to match your creations. 
All supplied at 300ppi, in separated PNG's and PSD files for ease of use in any program.

and of course here’s a littly freebie for you using the above FLOWER DECO templates:


Iv left them plain this time - 2 individual long stem flowers so you can make your own bunch and tie together with a ribbon etc, you can grab it here:


Going to have to do some serious talking with hubby now…………..questions question hehehehehhe!!!


Always Plumpster said...

Got home late, so have to head over to KimB's and read her blog. You guys are something, and love the pics and stories. How about an out house attached to a barn..where as you visited the potty...you were being watched by a cow. MMM...now that is my scary. LOL.
The rural adventures. Anyway..I love your gift here. Bought your last templates and love them, but sure not making them pretty like yours. Think I need a class on the bevel and the texturing you use. LOL...
Thank you sooo much.

Anonymous said...

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Kim B said...

OMG, that first one was at the ZOO!
At least your *babydolls* look ok- uhum, there's a LOT to be said about my denim striped sandals with SOCKS!

And thanks for the *LONGDROP* story- funny, the night didn't worry me- it was during the DAY when all the Bee's used to fly around your ass while you were trying to GO! hahahahahahaha

And I LOVED that T-shirt, if I remember correctly it said-
Kim- the little SKUNK! * tee hee*

Thanks for the memories Sis- funny how easy it is to forget them Until you pull out a photo huh?-

OMG- just remembering the farm and the telephone too- BWAHAHAHAH
* nommer asseblief???* - oh that's another day again.

LOVE LOVE LOVE these templates you are creating! They are soo ORIGINAL and such a work of art!
Ok- need COFFEE and Nathan killing himself here too- hahahahaha


Keryn said...

Hehe - we still have those sorts of toilets in the national parks although they call them environmental - self composting or something like that. I still hate using them at night.

Thanks for the lovely present today. Hugs to you.

Robbi and Mike said...

giggle giggle - rotflmbo - you two must have had a great time growing up - so nice to hear about your adventures, lol. THank you for the adorable flowers, they are beautiful. Have a great day and big hugs!

Bonnie said...

What a funny story...I think living in South Africa has its own charm hey? I have lived in Pietermartzburg, East London, a one-horse little town called Eshowe near Durban and now Somerset West in the cape...growing up I remember freqeunting long drops! oh my word..the pits! excuse the pun!! ha ha. Thanks for the laugh. I love to read your blog and Kim's!

Marlene said...

He he he .. sounds like we grew up round the same time, but I am from Aussie ... we called them outdoor dunnies ... I like "longdrop" better !! Used to scare the crap (pun intended) out of me too! Thanks for sharing the pics, stories and the wonderful freebies. Gotta love sisters .. I have 4 of them! xxx

Susanna said...

Love the story of the long drops. We had old mags hanging on a hook on the door, no two ply or......three ply then. and then back to ghostie stories around candle light.

Veelana said...

You two girls are certainly something! I love reading your blog and those templates you're making are so amazing!
Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements or Papers post on May. 06, 2009. Thanks again.

crosstown said...

very pretty thank you

Craftymumz Creations said...

THANK YOU! Very pretty!

Maryse said...

Thank you so much for the flowers :)

Mrs. Miles said...

Your photos are SO cute! Living in this day and age of digital and being able to snap almost every breathing moment of our own children... having just a few childhood photos seems so sad! But treasured all the more I am sure. A great reminder when you feel almost too tired to pull out the camera.

I have not so many pics of my childhood too - perhaps I'll have to hunt a few out.

LOVE your flowers - soooo pretty!

☻ Barb

Jazzy said...

LOVE LOVE the pictures and the storys..I can just imagine the two of you back then..I know what you mean about going to potty in the dark..we used to visit my uncle in the country..we had lights but no heat other than fireplaces and a coal stove in the kitchen..and no bathroom inside...we had to use the outhouse and it was called and I was always afraid something would come out of that deep dark hole and get me...thanks for bringing back some fond memories

txgwen said...

Many thanks for the lovely flowers and especially for the great pictures and stories of you and Kim as kids! They made my day!

rosmarie said...

wow, many thanks for your lovely flower-freebies!

Andrea said...

HAHAHAHAHA Funny pics & stories! Love goin' down Memory Lane w/ you & Kim! I hate 'longdrops'! We call 'em outhouses. They are SOOOOOO nasty!!! I don't like using them any time of day, esp HOT DAYS with the flies & they're extra stinky from the heat! Eeeeewwwww!!!

OOoh WOW your flower templates are AMAZING and UNIQUE!!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flowers, thank you for the share. Sadly I remember my Grandma's long drop - not fondly!!!! (lol now - NOT back then)

grammy201 said...

Very pretty; thank you!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing more photos of Kim and you, lol. The flowers are beautiful, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

PSP-Filiaal said...

Thank you so much. Lovely!
Lirios - the Netherlands