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Through my dad’s lens

This year my parents both turned 65. I’m not sure what my dad got for his birthday this year but my mum hit the jackpot and got a trip to China. For once it made it easy for me to be at her birthday party. It has been way overdue. Being far away means I really only get to fulfill my daughterly duties at Christmas time and even then sometimes it has to be Christmas a few days early or a few days late. Luckily I have a very flexible family (including a chef) and hopefully one day we’ll all be at the same dinner table again, however since my cousin is now shacked up with an American (a lovely one), logistically it is getting more complicated. But I am hopeful.

Anyway back to China. Or should I say, back to my parents’ impression of China. Apart from some minor bodily discomforts and some chopstick coordination issues, I think they got on pretty well. Having retired early, my dad has had time to rediscover his love for photography. And as much as I hate to admit it, he is better at it than me. Patience, persistence, stubbornness? I’m not sure how many photographs he took but he has been slowly adding them to his China album.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Through my dad's lens

Through my dad's lens

Through my dad's lens

My mother is still enjoying her new-found freedom and occasionally acting as the photographers’ assistant. Maybe she will rediscover some old passions as well. Any suggestions?



5 Responses to Through my dad’s lens

  1. Johan Hartsema June 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Leuk verhaal! En ik moet het toegeven jij schrijft betere verhalen dan dat ik het kan. Zo iedereen z’n sterke en minder sterke kanten.

  2. Marije June 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Zijn ze er nu? Superleuk!!! Wat gezellig voor je. Je zult ze wel vaak missen.
    Misschien kan moeders airmiles sparen voor nieuwe tickets.


    • peanut June 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi, ze waren in april op bezoek! Skype yes!

  3. Rosie June 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Hey Linda! Your dad’s pics are AMAZING. Maybe your mother could develop a passion for photobombing 😀

    • peanut June 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

      Haha that’s a great suggestion! I think she might actually enjoy that!

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