Friday, 24 August 2012

The Height of Summer

Hey Shorty - yep, that's me. At just 5ft 0", I can't even squeeze an extra half an inch, I'm almost certainly going to be one the shortest bloggers joining Julie in The Height of Summer

I've never really minded being short but it can have drawbacks every now and again......

  • It's guaranteed that at some point in the weekly supermarket shop the item I want to buy will be located on the top shelf. On more than one occasion I've had to ask a suitably tall person for assistance and in the absence of one of those I make sure no one is looking and use the bottom shelf as a step.

  • In family photos I seem to get pushed to the front I think mainly as it's unlikely I will block the view of anyone else.

  • Being short it kind of follows that I have small feet. I'd look a bit silly with size 7s so my feet are size 3 (that's 35.5 not 36 as some shops sell) or even a 2.5....or even a petite size 2.

  • Before the days of all seater stadiums just before kick off I'd take up position with what I thought would be a good view only to be disappointed to find that right at the last minute someone who seems to biggest person around would come and stand right in front of me. Now music gigs are just the same......
I bet even in this very blurry photo you can pick me out in amongst my tall friends.

I had a think about how I would take part in The Height of Summer so as well as this blog post, earlier in the week in the tradition of all good children's programmes of the 70s and 80s I put my details on a postcard and posted it to Julie.

If you follow Alexa's blog you might have seen the post about her painted journal pages. If so you will recognise the technique as being the same one that Alexa used by Carla Sonheim. Instead of abstract flowers mine seemed to morph into sunbursts which seemed appropriate for The Height of Summer.

So have you shared your vital statistic? If not you've still got time to join in pay Julie a visit to find out how.

9 comments:

Alana said...

There's something I didn't know about you. You can't tell your height from your profile pic:))) being the optimist at least you can get cheaper children size shoes, I can do that for trainers being a size 4.

alexa said...

Well, I never knew this, Amanda! I can empathise with the supermarket dilemma (though my feet are not as neat as yours). I love that sunburst card! Did you have fun doing it?

Wrightboysmum said...

I always remember being surprised that you were shorter than me when we met. It's funny how you make assumptions about online friends. I love the mail art idea and it has worked really well. I'm just jealous as we haven't seen a lot of hot and summery up here.

scrappyjacky said...

I often have that problem in supermarkets as well.

Julie Kirk said...

Oh Amanda .. you don't know how nice it was to get your card!! I heard the post and as i got nearer and nearer to the door I was thinking 'that doesn't look like my usual mail' and 'please let it be something nice' 'oh it is something nice' 'who's it from?'. Such a lovely surprise [I was going to take a photo to blog too!]

It's lovely to see your wedding photo too [nice dress - should have known it would be something classic and elegant].

Your post is on the board now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/the-height-of-summer-2012/ and it's getting very cosy down at our end of the height chart!

Thanks for joining in + for the gorgeous card.

Julie xx

debs14 said...

I want to be your best friend. Finally someone who understands what it is like to be 'petite'. I'll even wear flats while you wear 1" heels so we look the same height. I nodded with each of your comments - although I always try to find a nice looking tall person to help in the supermarket ;-) Did once almost come to grief reaching into something a long way back in the freezer units once when I overbalanced and my feet left the ground. I quite like being able to buy children's size shoes though as we don't have to pay tax on them!

Sian said...

You know what I always say - tall inside!

The shoe thing is hard though, sometimes, isn't it? I buy handbags now and ignore shoes

Louise said...

Twinkle toes is what my nan always called someone with small feet!! x beautiful postcard

Jimjams said...

Oh I wish I had smaller feet - but I have the opposite problem and tiny tootsies would look wrong at the end of my legs! Gorgeous card Amanda