Category Archives: Polaroids Past

Modest Return Visits #polaroidspast

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Mangamuka River Bed 1982

Please accept my apologies that I haven’t been indulging in, or visiting, as many of my Sinful and Wicked posts of late.

I’ve actually been indulging in, and revisiting, lots of memories and locations from my holidays . . . and #polaroidspast . . . in the Southern Hemisphere over the past three weeks. The photo above is from 1982 and yesterday (below) I was standing in the same riverbed!

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Mangamuka River Bed 2016

Lots, and lots, of water has flowed down that river, in the 34 years since!!!

I truly hope I can revisit . . . and stand in the same spot in another 34 years time
. . . perhaps having my picture taken again to add to my #polaroidspast albums and my Polaroids Past slide-show !!! 

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Oh and P.S. – I get lots of messages from people who say they would love to join-in with #polaroidspast but don’t have any old “polaroids”. But the theme is actually about celebrating how you have become who you are now! Just remembering those wonderful . . . fun . . . and perhaps inspirational moments, from even your recent past, that have brought you to the
here and now.
So Come-on . . . Dare to Bare . . .
Be Proud of Who You have Become!

Xxx –  K

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Of Christmas’s Past #sinfulsunday

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A Modest Christmas Tree – 1985

I’m sure you will know that I’ve always been quite shy . . . and always approached everything I do “modestly”.

Even my #polaroidspast Christmas tree in 1985 was quite modest and discreet.

There’s sure to be lots more modest and discreet thoughts on festive-themes at this weeks Sinful Sunday . . . or perhaps not “that” modest and discreet!!!

But it will be fun to investigate won’t it? Let’s find out by tapping the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids PastXxx – K

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Modesty’s Black Shoes #polaroidspast

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Modesty Ablaze – Better in Black – 1986

I’ve always enjoyed wearing black . . . I mean black shoes and lingerie silly . . . what ever else were you thinking???

Even here, way back in 1986 from one of our #polaroidspast photo albums, it’s obvious that I loved squeezing myself onto (whoops, you’ve got me at it now!) I mean “into” my favourite black personals. And no, don’t even ask me, I wasn’t thinking about writing a toy-review at the time! But from the look on my face I was clearly concentrating on the immediate matters in hand.

And I always have lots of other fond memory-moments whenever I browse my #polaroidspast albums . . . and my Polaroids Past slide-show . . . as well as lots and lots of giggles at my changing hair-style (upstairs AND downstairs if you know what I mean!) throughout the years!!!

 

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Oh and P.S. – I get lots of messages from people who say they would love to join-in with #polaroidspast but don’t have any old “polaroids”. But the theme is actually about celebrating how you have become who you are now! Just remembering those wonderful . . . fun . . . and perhaps inspirational moments, from even your recent past, that have brought you to the here and now. So Come-on . . . Dare to Bare . . . Be Proud of Who You have Become!

Xxx –  K

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Modesty’s Sundial 1982 #sinfulsunday

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The Sundial – 1982

The English autumn has only just begun . . . but I’m already missing the summer sun . . . and summer fun! Not only of this summer just gone, but of
summer’s long, long past as well.

And this photo, from our Polaroids Past collection, brings back wonderful memories of my very first summer vacation to the far north of New Zealand.
I’m standing atop a famous sun-dial over-looking a gorgeous view of the Bay of Islands spread below us. But despite the fact that this was almost 30 years before we’d even heard of Dee’s Scavenger Hunt, Hubby was . . . for some reason . . . standing with his back to the lovely view and taking photos in completely the opposite direction!!!

I am sure you will discover lots of other people looking back, and looking forward, this Sinful Sunday by kissing the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids PastXxx – K

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Retro Legs @fdotleonora #polaroidspast

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@fdotleonora Retro Legs – 2010

If you viewed my Laid Completely Bare post recently you will know that I mentioned F Dot Leonora as being “the most stylish and classiest curator of erotic snapshots (and I mean words AND pictures)”  . . .

So I am absolutely thrilled today to welcome F Dot to #polaroidspast .

I always find F Dot’s words and images immediately intriguing and interesting . . . always demanding questions and interpretation as I browse and gaze . . . and this picture from 2010 is no exception.

In her recent Sinful Sunday post, F Dot decribed Retro Legs as . . .

This is an old photo I took for another blog incarnation of mine, about magic which is following me as a theme . . . There are no filters or effects on this, my early pics are raw . . .

And raw is exactly as I like most of the things in my life to be . . . raw and real . . . inspiring and fun.

I find visiting F Dot at her Connecting the Dots almost like wandering through the corridors of an Art Gallery . . . inspiring always, intriguing definitely, interesting certainly. I urge you to visit and do some wandering of your own!


And . . . if you have some raw and real memories . . . words or pictures . . . of your own that you would like to share, then I would LOVE you to join in here at #polaroidspast .


It’s all about a fun and natural way of celebrating our bodies and reminding ourselves that not only are we all different shapes and sizes, and live different lives and different relationships, but we all change and grow in every aspect as the years pass by. That is just how we all naturally develop and change.

***You can join in by completing the (confidential) submission form below:

Or, if you prefer, simply grab the Polaroids Past logo below and publish a post on your own blog with #polaroidspast as part of the title, and a link from the logo back to my Polaroids Past page >here<. You can submit your Blog Post URL (if you have one) by completing the form, or enter your contact details in the form and I will reply with further details asap.
NB: The form is completely confidential and your details / comments are not displayed.

Come-on . . . Dare to Bare . . . Be Proud of Where you Have
Come From and Who You have Become!

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Xxx – K

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Sinful Anniversary #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze Wedding night – 1984

This weekend is a special one for Hubby and I . . . thirty-one years ago, after several years of many Sinful Sundays, we celebrated our Wedding night.

As you can imagine, this was one photo that never made it into the pages of our Wedding Album! But as this week’s theme at Molly’s meme is all about retro and vintage . . . I thought it might be fun to share this memory from that very, very special evening.

You can see who else is looking back this Sunday by kissing the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids PastXxx – K

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Satin & Lace #sinfulsunday

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Sinful Satin & Lace – from 1986

I’ve always loved sinful Satin and Lace – even back in 1986 !
And sometimes I wish I’d known then everything I know now.

But, I tell myself that I wouldn’t have had quite so much fun discovering . . . and experiencing . . . all my sinfully fun times in all the years since!!!

See who else is being Sinful this Sunday by kissing the lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Xxx – K

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Modest White Raincoat #polaroidspast

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White Raincoat – 1989

I know it’s May, but we seem to be having lots of April showers here in London at present!

I’m having to make sure I always have a raincoat close at hand . . . just when I thought I could have packed them away until after the summer.

I’ve had lots and lots over the years of course (raincoats silly!!!) and this one . . . from 1989 . . . was one of my favourites.

Unfortunately I left it on the Tube on one late-night-home journey . . . and have only this photograph from my #polaroidspast collection to remember it by!

I have several more fond wardrobe-memories whenever I browse my Polaroids Past slide-show . . . as well as lots of giggles at my changing hair-style throughout the years!!!

 

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

Oh and P.S. – I get lots of messages from people who say they would love to join-in with #polaroidspast but don’t have any old “polaroids”. But the theme is actually about celebrating how you have become who you are now! Just remembering those wonderful . . . fun . . . and perhaps inspirational moments, from even your recent past, that have brought you to the here and now. So Come-on . . . Dare to Bare . . . Be Proud of Who You have Become!

Xxx –  K

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My Sinful Past @ #sinfulsunday

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Modesty Ablaze “afterwards” – 1984

Whilst we were browsing through photographs for my #afterrealworldsexselfies post during this past week, Hubby remarked that I’ve always had that sinfully-satisfied look in my eyes immediately “afterwards”.

And to emphasise his point, he pulled out this photo . . .  one of our #polaroidspast collection . . . from one of my “afterwards” from 1984. And in all the years since there have been lots . . . and lots and lots . . . of sinful moments of course!

But it’s fun being sinful sometimes isn’t it . . . and I’m sure that all of you here this Sinful Sunday will look back and giggle and feel good about your own sinful-moments-past.

And, for lots of Sinful moments from the present this Sunday, simply click the lovely lips below!

Sinful Sunday

Xxx – K

Oh and P.S. – I get lots of messages from people who say they would love to join-in with #polaroidspast but don’t have any old “polaroids”. But the theme is actually about celebrating how you have become who you are now! Just remembering those wonderful . . . fun . . . and perhaps inspirational moments, from even your recent past, that have brought you to the here and now. So Come-on . . . Dare to Bare . . . Be Proud of Who You have Become!

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past

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A modest goal #wickedwednesday

This week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday is about setting oneself goals . . . and it suddenly got me thinking that I’ve always just tended to go along with whatever happens day-by-day.

I suppose the one thing that I have always tried to do though, my main (modest) “goal” if you like, is to just approach everything in life with the aim of making it fun. Not just fun for myself, but fun for those around me as well.

I try not to take anything too seriously . . . especially not myself . . . and, whether it be with family or close friends, work colleagues or even people I may just meet in the course of a normal day . . . I just hope to share a joke, make them smile or giggle . . . and hopefully feel better about their day as a result.

My early working career usually involved lots and lots of telephone conversations with people I may never have met . . . and probably never would . . . but I would always try and put them at ease and make them feel as though they were talking to an intimate friend.

And that’s been the way I have always approached my blog here at Modesty Ablaze as well. Just having fun, posting thoughts and pictures . . . and joining-in memes such as Wicked Wednesday and Sinful Sunday. Knowing that I may not be making any meaningful statements, or give life-changing advice . . . but just hoping that I may occasionally make someone smile and feel good.

And thinking about my early working career, made me remember this Polaroids Past photo that Hubby snapped in his office in 1986.

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The happy office receptionist – 1986

I’d probably just come off the telephone having shared a joke or a few giggles with one of his clients! Hopefully it might bring a few smiles and giggles today this Wicked Wednesday.

You’re sure to learn about lots more goals, shared and wished for, by tapping the button below!!!

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So Come-on . . . Dare to Share . . . and Dare to Bare . . . Be Proud of who you were and who you have Become!

Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids PastXxx – K

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