Sunday, 3 April 2011

The One About The Lights in Paris.....

When I was 7 my family (including my 5 year old sister and 4 month old brother) had to move to France because my dad's job got transferred over to La Defense, Paris.



Well a month or so before we were due to move we all had to go out to find a house to live in.  So we were booked into this quite fancy hotel in Versailles, with my parents having an adjoining room to the twin room my sister and I had.  I think it was the first time that we had all been abroad as a family (I can't remember going anywhere before that anyway!) I thought it was brilliant, our beds were made for us every day and a chocolate was left for us on our pillows, and we had a fancy bathroom with shiny taps and everything! (you've got to realise our bathroom at home was still set in the 60's with an aubergine suite, so shiny silver was different to us!)  Anyway one day my mum and I were in the bathroom (and because it was an ensuite there were no windows, and you had to have the light on to be able to see anything) I am going somewhere with this, honest! Anyway... we were in the bathroom, and mum had to pop to her bedroom to get something, so because I had finished in the bathroom and because my mum had trained me well, I turned the light off. When mum came back to finish what she was doing she asked me 'why did you turn the light off?' and my 7 year old response.... 'Because I wanted to save the battery!'  And for some reason that story has stuck with me more than the actual house visiting did!

So that's my first Story for Storytelling Sunday which I have found on Sian's blog here, (whose blog I'm loving to read by the way!) through BFS and which I believe happens the first Sunday of every month (please correct me if I'm wrong).

I got lots of scrapping done yesterday, and today I have been out with mum for Mothers Day, so will pop back tomorrow with pictures and details :)

12 comments:

Sian said...

So good to see you at Storytelling Sunday :) Yep, it's the first Sunday of the month and you are very very welcome.

Your story is a cracker, too - I love all the little details which have really made it come alive for us. Thank you.

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely little story....it's funny how these odd little things from childhood stick in our minds forever!

Becky said...

What a great memory! I love the things that children say and it is wonderful that you have remembered it to this day :)

Alison said...

Enjoyed your story!
Alison xx

S said...

What a sweet story, thanks for posting.

Mary B said...

Are you still saving batteries? :D

Miriam said...

How extraordinary that we remember such tiny details for so long! One of the wonderful things about Sian's brilliant story telling Sunday is that some stories remind us of our own long forgotten memories as yours has done for me. tfs. x

Jimjams said...

Good for you! At least your Mum wasn't still sitting down :P

Ginger said...

Love your story here, it is cute! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :)

Amy said...

Oh good for you - so pleased that you were energy aware at such a young age! :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love story telling Sunday, and your story is wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun.
Rinda

Gail said...

Loved your story. Thanks for posting it.