Thursday, 2 June 2011

Face to Name

I've had a few of you email/comment over the last few months to ask why I haven't yet popped a photo of myself on my profile or in the sidebar . . . . well if I'm completely honest I'm very camera shy!  There aren't many pictures of me in existence and generally speaking, those that do exist I despise, except this one.  It was taken on a rainy, blustery day in Whitby - the sort that soaks you through then dries you off with gusts of wind, the fella and I were both admiring the Abbey and he snapped me unawares. In fact it was the same day I found the Beautifully Battered Box I posted about a few months ago.  Admittedly my hair is all over the shop and the mean wind has left my face a bit weatherbeaten but it actually looks like me whereas most pictures don't because I'm too busy looking uncomfortable.


Right - now I think you lot should post the odd snap of yourselves too! :-P 

Hope your Thursday weather has been as beautiful as it is here in the Peaks,
Jem xXx

22 comments:

  1. its a gorgeous picture!somehow I imagined youd be a brunette butnow it makes sense you're a blonde!x

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  2. You write in a captivating fashion , it really draws you in ,nice to put a face to the clever creator of your lovely blog xx

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  3. awww Jem, so good to have a sneaky peak of you! Its a fabulous picture! Scarlett x

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  4. Yey for a picture! I use to be very shy when it came to posting pictures all over my blog mostly because people "in real life" don't know I have a blog and don't know anything about what I do or the things I write about - most of its a secret hehe

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  5. Oh Jem, you look lovely! But I'm with you on this one, I was only thinking today that I must put a pic of myself on my blog to make it more personal, but I HATE having my picture taken! Well done you for being brave xxxxx

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  6. Oh Jem you've got the same coloured hair as my Annabel! Sorry but there wont be any photos of me in the near future! I freeze when a camera is pointed in my direction!

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  7. Jem it is a lovely photograph. I understand where you are coming from. I hate having my photo taken. I'm usually the one BEHIND the camera.

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  8. Love your pic! The only photo of me that I liked enough to put on my blog was taken when I was about 8! But its funny how we get a mental image of people before we know what they are actually like!
    Liz

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  9. The picture is great, i love it! these are the best photos when the person being snapped is unaware, more natural :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  10. I love pictures like this. So natural. But not enough of your face! I used to hate having my picture taken - in fact sometimes I still do unless I can be in complete control. Having my picture taken for the blog has helped me.

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  11. you have a great blog
    follow you!
    I invite you to visit my blog, and if you like it, you can follow me too :)
    xx

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  12. i love the picture!! if you were this lovely taken unaware sideways and half covered, you must be beautiful taken uncovered! come on, dont be shy! hehe but ...i can understand, I have to admit i am not as what i've shown in my pics, it takes a few photo editor to make my self portraits abit presentable, i have to take like more than 30 shots of myself and only 1 would turned out ok, then goes into the photo editor, a little tweak here and there hahahaha..but your unaware photo is soo natural and beautiful!! love ya, Jem! xx Susan

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  13. Photographs taken when you're unaware are the best. I have no idea what I really look like. When I look in the mirror it is too change how I look or check I am not plastered in toothpaste. In photographs I never look the same twice, even on the same day.

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  14. Jem you look windswept and interesting ....and totally gorgeous! You are right, it is nice to have a face to put to the name! X

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  15. Completely understand.... I have a shop and I am a French Chair......!!! But soon, I will come out by the way you look great!!!!! Maryanne;)

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  16. Thank youu so much for the gifts you sent, Jem! i got it on Saturday!! love it sooo much! xx Susan

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  17. I enjoy your style of writing - it's really lovely, as is the picture! x

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  18. Love the picture..so natural and honest.It is lovely to put(half)a face to the writing,lol,xx

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  19. Lovely photo of you! I can't bear my photo been taken, as I am so critical of myself when I see it- the best photos are the ones when you are so happy you whole face beams! X

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  20. Great picture, lots of life in it unlike posed ones!

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  21. Great photo! I think these types of photos are much more candid and beautiful then if you had posed.

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  22. I agree, it's a very lovely picture beautifully and artistically framed, perfectly capturing your day. I so very much enjoyed all the tea goodies you sent, they were the perfect stash to take with me on my long get-away. THANK YOU!!! It's good to be back (and back on line). Thank you for your visit and sweet comment. Not sure when I'll reinstate the tea swap, I still have so much that needs my attention right now, but it's all good.

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