This is our daughter Rosie, she has just turned 14….she is the beautiful one in many of my photographs, she is so photogenic with the most amazing crystal blue eyes and pretty blond hair, she is growing up fast, too fast in fact!
She has always loved to try on my make-up from an early age…I have images of her in my head, clomping around in Nanny Bridget’s high heeled shoes, a feather bower and bright pink lipstick….she hasn’t changed much, and because I have never told her off for wearing make-up she has developed a passion for it….she is a young aspiring makeup artist and will soon be studying Hairdressing. We have taken her out of school and home educated her, we really didn’t like the morals that were being set for her within a state school and they used to tell us (as indeed with all schools) that she was a slow learner!
This is a collage that Rosie has made from re-cycled used stamps.
Since she has been away from all those hormones and peer pressures, she no longer worries what other people think of her and has become her own personality, she is kind hearted, never swears and does mean impressions! In september she will be attending college for one day a week to study for 3 GCSE’s and is also going to be taking on a hairdressing course…..There really are choices out there you know! you do not have to send your children to school – you can give them a far better education at home…
We have learnt many many things together and with access to the internet there is so much out there to learn….she has learnt how to use photoshop and how to draw fashion models and textile designing, we have had a fun time and despite what the teachers used to say, she has definitely proved them wrong – I suppose its all the one to one – but we are all having a lovely time at home learning and being all together and just recently she has been training for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, that’s what got us started on the Camping malarkey!
She also has the most amazing singing voice, kinda Joss Stone meets Christina Aguilera and she is making a CD as part of the award….I am so proud of her and love her to bits.
We recently celebrated her birthday and what with the cup cake phenomenom….that is spreading rapidly at the moment, Fred decided to make Rosie a cupcake tower for her birthday Cake….which turned out rather lovely…..We spent the day in London and the highlight was visiting the Mac makeup counter at Harrods with her friend Lauren, they both had their make-up put on by the professional make-up artists there and we took in a few sites on the way home.
A good time was had by all!…Happy 14th Birthday Rosie, You are a wonderful daughter and I love you to bits. xx
It’s now 2022 and we are just as close, Rosie has had lots of health problems over the years due to her Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, but you wouldnt know it as she puts the bravest face on. She is now 29 and has a Fiance called Jamie, he is perfect for her and loves the bones of her, they are trying to save for a home together but these days it is so hard to get a foot on the ladder isn’t it!
Life is hard for her but we still try to look on the bright side of things! you have to do that don’t you as life can be so blooming grim sometimes…Her laugh is infectious…she is my Rock and I am still so proud of her x