You could reasonably ask why this early photograph of me was in any way related to the theme image for Sepia Saturday 209 which features a charabanc. And I would answer, in all reasonableness, that it's all about a journey. The journey started on the charabanc, for I was sure that I had a photograph somewhere in my collection of family photographs of my grandfather and grandmother aboard an open-top chara en-route to some seaside resort.
So I went on a journey through my shoe-box and tracked it down. It's a fine old sepia photograph which shows off the charabanc in all its splendor. But then I began to realise that I might have used this photograph before on Sepia Saturday, so I started a journey through my old posts only to discover that it features in my post for Sepia Saturday 98, way back in October 2011.
So it was beginning to look as though all these journeys were getting me nowhere, but then I remembered that journeys are not just about reaching places, they are about what you discover on the way.
For example, whilst I was searching through my old blog posts, I discovered that I had written about the word charabanc before, in a post about the removal of certain words which are now supposed to be archaic from the Collins English Dictionary - and yes, charabanc was on that list. And whilst I was searching through the shoe-box to track down the charabanc photograph, I discovered this picture of me riding my scooter from the mid-1950s. I know what you are going to say, that I won't get very far with the stand down and the scooter securely balanced. But you need to build up your confidence before you start a journey - and get your photograph taken at the same time. That's reasonable enough, isn't it?
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