I think I have been lucky and inherited my Mum’s good skin. It wasn’t until her late 80s and early 90s that she started to have blemishes on her face, though liver spots on the backs of her hands had always been apparent. I have them too.
I was fortunate not to suffer from pimples, zits or acne as a teenager, even at ‘that time of the month’, but you could guarantee that should something important be coming up, like a job interview or MY WEDDING DAY IN JULY 1977, the anti blemish squad went AWOL and I had a gem of a spot on my chin. Not one for wearing makeup or concealer, I made do with a skin tone medicated stick and you could hardly see it.
Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge 11th June: Blemish.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
You’re indeed lucky 🍀
I was lucky with that too. My best friends since age three were not. I guess it’s our moms who are responsible?
My Mum had lovely skin.
Never a spotty teenager but important dates (often Christmas) I always seem to get a giant volcano!
It’s as if they;re waiting in the wings isn’t it!
In My Big Fat Greek Wedding they used Windex to cure pimples.
You’re very lucky indeed. All through my teenage, acne made my face and my life horrible. Even now, acne resurfaces to torment me occasionally.
You were really lucky. I would only get really bad ones when I had picture scheduled or was asked to a dance… If only I knew then what I know now!