The Photo Gallery 172: Rewind

kavos holiday

It is the summer of 1988.
I am 20 and on holiday in Kavos, Corfu with my best friend.
The depth of our tans was of the upmost importance, I had the curliest of perms, huge hoop earrings and wore fake flowers in my hair.
It’s the sort of holiday I DREAD my own children wanting to go on.

But what makes me laugh the most is the mini bag slung around my friend’s yellow top. See it there, the black bag with the yellow piping around it?
That right there was the bag I kept my camera in. The camera I took everywhere!
Some things never change, the camera just got bigger and more expensive as I got older!

This post is for week 172 of The Photo Gallery: The theme is Rewind.

This year I’m opening up my Photo Gallery Pinterest board on which I’ve pinned some of my favourite posts over the years; now you can add yours or someone else’s who has inspired you if you wish.
It’s open to all so just jump on in – leave a comment here or Tweet me @tara_cain if you want to be added as a contributor.

It’s great to see you back for 2014 now The Photo Gallery enters it’s 5th year!

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And you could also subscribe to this blog to make sure you never miss a theme; they are posted here every Friday.

Now go forth and show some big blog love. Visit other bloggers, comment on their post if you feel moved to do so, and be inspired.
This virtual gallery of photographs is about enjoying each other’s work, so go make someone’s day. You will get out of this whatever you put in.

The link stays open until Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.
And absolutely ANYONE can join in.


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34 Responses to The Photo Gallery 172: Rewind

  1. jennypaulin says:

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhh Tara words fail me lol! the tan i can understand as i was the same – i had a lot of tanned skin during my 20's , its your perm and the fact it is blonde – i hardly recognised you! awwww happy days though right? great flashback xx
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  2. Liz says:

    Hah hah that photo is hilarious – I bet that bloke couldn't believe his luck!

  3. I was there that summer too. I looked through my photos, I’m mostly topless! As you sat not a holiday I’ll be encouraging my daughter to go on !

  4. suzanne3childrenandit says:

    The man in the middle looks like a right Casanova! I think we all went on one of these type of holidays and although I didn't have a perm (my sister did), I definitely used more hairspray than was safe!
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  5. sarahmo3w says:

    Fab photo. I never went on one of those holidays when I was younger and, having seen s

  6. sarahmo3w says:

    Hit post too early! Having seen some truly appalling late night TV shows I don’t want my kids to go on these holidays!

  7. saveeverystep says:

    LOLOL. That hair flower! You were hot though, eh?!!!
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  8. Charly Dove says:

    Loved 1988 – was the best year ever! Incredible tan though Mrs and you look like you're having the best time! With a lot of those embarrassing Eighties photos at my folks, I've linked up my What's The Story? post – it's about our honeymoon 10 years ago 🙂
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  9. spicers1976 says:

    It's scary looking back isn't it. My eldest daughter is almost at that holiday stage so I'm dreading it

  10. Jess @ CAST says:

    Amazing photo! Luckily for me, I was a late eighties baby so I got to miss out on all the attractive perms!! I know what you mean though about these types of holidays, I think when my children get to the right age I might affect deafness 😉
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  11. check out that tan!
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  13. louisejedwards says:

    great photo! i echo that dread that our children will want to go on holidays with their friends 🙂 x
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  14. Nickie says:

    I love the 80s photos of you! They remind me of such a good decade and make me wish I'd had more taken of me during that time.
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  15. singlemarriedmum says:

    Just fabulous! Is that a Gorgeous Girls competition?? 🙂 Do remember those days when getting a tan was the most important thing ever.
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  16. Kat says:

    Oh, wonderful and hilarious photo! I'm sure we all have one of these in our photo album. Classic!
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  17. Love that photo, could cut and paste me and my friends into it!
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  18. lauracymft says:

    Fab photo! I want to know what you are all laughing about! Jealous of your tan.
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  19. HelpfulMum says:

    Love this picture. I also dread my children wanting to go away on a holiday like the first one I had with my best friend!

  20. Debbie says:

    Fab picture! I think holidays like this are a rite of passage (not for my children obvs!). Mine was Kos. 1994.
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  22. SusanKMann says:

    What a great picture and so much fun xx
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  23. Liska says:

    Great post Tara – you have made me have a rewind too 🙂
    GREAT TAN!!!! 😉
    Liska xx

  24. WallyMummy says:

    That 80's hair is the best thing I've seen. Ever.

    Awesome tan! #jealous :))) x

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