Thursday, 8 November 2012

More Than Just a Mum Meme

Kate blogs at Kate Takes 5 and she had a great idea to share a picture about the sort of stuff you did before you were a mum.
"I want you to post one picture on your blog of you being 'More that just Mum'. Then come back here and link it up for all to see."
I was the vocalist in a band called 'Stoked'. I was a performance poet - I sold my poetry and got paid to perform! I was a founder member of Dangerchix International. I travelled India, I rode an elephant. I had orange and blue fluorescent dreadlocks down to my waist that glowed under UV light. I was a techno-fairy. I went to illegal free parties and lounged around on the bonnet of a New York yellow cab in a field in Oxfordshire. When I was twenty-something life was very interesting and impulsive; but I don't miss it. I am also enjoying drifting quietly on the waterways with a handsome doctor and two tiny boat girls.

And Kate? She actually did aerobatics - flying a plane, loop the loops in Australia!


Dangerhix International







10 comments:

Trouble Doubled said...

Wow, that is one heck of a story. Loving the dreads and the blue pixie Spice Girl photo!

Kate said...

Fantastic Peggy! Love this one and that sunset picture is amazing. You should have it blown up and framed. So glad you joined in. x

Anonymous said...

Peggy!
brilliant photos - amazing memories. I would so love to ride on an elephant
I'm struggling with this meme for the very reason that I don't miss my previous life.

GiddyGirl said...

Love it! Great story. Mind you, narrowboat, handsome doctor & 2 little girls sounds pretty awesome too! ; )

Amy said...

Wow, your dreads were amazing!

Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron said...

Fabulous pictures. I've always longed to live on a narrow boat!

Peggy Melmoth said...

Thank you Matron and Trouble Doubled! Yes my story does sound crazy when I condense it - and there's more! Some day I may write it all down...

Peggy Melmoth said...

Thanks Amy :-) Yes I had dreads of various colours with beads and all for many years. At one point they were bleached blonde...

Kate: You always have good ideas for linkys! Yes that photo by the Indian Ocean is a beautiful moment. P'raps framed in my bedroom it would make me feel calm...

Midlife Singlemum said...

You are one of the few people whose life is as interesting and extraordinary now as it was before you became a mother.

Peggy Melmoth said...

Thank you Midlife Single Mum, that's a lovely thought. And I have just popped over to your fascinating blog which I will read properly later when I'm not s'posed to be working.. you are living in Israel...