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Friday, 11 March 2011

Flashback Friday - The Boxer

For this weeks Cafe Bebe's Flashback Friday I have chosen a photo from my 'Big Red Book' photo album that my Mum put together for my 40th birthday last year. It's just like a 'This Is Your Life' red book and it's filled with great old photos, with little captions to go with them, and an engraved plaque on the front.

 I would say that this photo was taken when I was around 8 and my big brother was around 10 - the same age that my older 2 children are now - it could quite easily be them!

My Dad's cousin had given my brother & I some old boxing gloves to play with - I can still smell the musty leather of those gloves to this day, and we kept pestering my Dad to be allowed to have a boxing match.

My Mum had gone out to do her Avon round, she would be gone hours, so my Dad thought it was the ideal opportunity to set up a boxing ring for us - by the time she came back the furniture would be back in place and she would be none the wiser. We had a corner sofa which acted as one corner of 'the ring'. I donned my diving mask - why?? I have no idea! The gloves were laced & we were off.......jumping and prancing around the ring, my fists were flying.....I was so much stronger than my brother and this was my chance to prove it.......I took one swipe after another and he just pranced around like a fairy.......I'll show him!


I was down.......

My brother's first punch landed right on my nose, ouch! And then came the blood! 

So that was then end of my boxing career. When my mum came home she wasn't 'none the wiser' as my Dad had hoped, she walked in to see me nursing a bloody nose and my Brother and Dad looking a little sheepish. I don't remember ever seeing those boxing gloves again!!


  1. OMG! What a fabulous story to go with the picture! That's an amazing memory! Love it!

    Thanks for including it in #FlashbackFriday

    :) Karin

  2. thanks Karin, I'm loving the Flashback Friday! Looking at the photo again, I'm thinking I must've taken the mask off before the fight started for real as my nose is covered!!

  3. Haha a brilliant story - love it. Although not so great for you at the time :(

  4. Great photo and such a funny story to go with it! I can jystbmagine your mums face when she came home!! Bet your dad was in trouble lol xx

  5. @Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin
    it always used to happen when my Mum was out - there was a time when I got hit on the head with a brick & mum came home to see me with a bag of frozen peas on my head!

  6. Hahaha...This is Brilliant! How funny! Love the story too...Fab! x

  7. What a fantastic idea for a birthday present - especially if all the photos are as good as that one xx

  8. very funny picture great story as well

  9. Haha, should have better worn a boxing glove as a nose protection :D Brilliant picture and story x



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