9 December 18: Red dress, blue dress – and a big ‘Happy birthday’

Today would have been my mum’s 79th birthday. I found this pic of her, my brother Tom and me and it pinged me right back to that summer’s day in 1973. She looks a bit cross and i look crosser. I know EXACTLY why: we’d just had a ding-dong about colour. I owned that dress in red and in navy. I rocked up in red for the photo but she vetoed it and sent me to change because the red one had a felt tip splodge on it (‘But you can’t even see it!!’ I remember saying. Cue grumpy faces). Remembering you today, Mum. Happy birthday xx🎂

Martha, The Colour File x

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