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age and friendships


Photographer mum means photoshoots at our house, which means a couple of shots of me whilst others are getting changed.  When your room’s been transformed into a photography studio, why not ey?  White backdrop draped across the room and voila, reflectors all round.  My mum was photographing a couple of her friends and as always, we had such a laugh!  These photoshoots always turn out so funny behind the scenes.  The BT engineer guy was due round to fix something with the internet too, and let’s just say he’d have got quite the eyeful if he’d turned up an hour earlier than he did!

Funnies aside, I do actually really enjoy spending time with people older than me, whether there’s a 2, 10, 20 year age difference or whatever.  I’ve kinda always been that way – I get along equally well with people my age as I do with other generations.  I don’t see why age should really make a difference tbh, in general life as in relationships, as I said last week.  Maybe because I was never restricted to only doing ‘kids’ things a child or younger teenager, I’ve never felt that the only people I can enjoy the company of are my age or thereabouts.  Of course I did all the ‘kid’ stuff too – I’d be ‘playing out’ in a game of man hunt at the park one night, and at craft nights with my mum and other adults the next.  Never bothered me being the only one under 20 there, even when I was still in primary school!  I enjoyed that stuff wasn’t dumbed down for me.  Probably helped being super tall and not exactly looking my age either!  Obviously it’s not as big of a deal now as I’m 17 anyway, but it’s still nice to have a laugh with people older than me.


Kinda cobbled together outfit… the result of spending far too long staring at my clothes rail making no decisions whatsoever then throwing a random few items together in about 10 seconds.  As is often the case!  Tell me I’m not the only one?  I just checked back in the archives and saw it’s nearly 4 years since I designed this top, which was aptly named Middleton at the time.  Worn slightly differently now with a bralet and my Topshop mom jeans, and probably with other combinations in the coming months too.

How’s half term going for anybody else who’s had this week off?  As always, mine seems to have passed ridiculously quickly.  I’ve a few more plans with people before the week’s out and we’re into full on prep mode for the dance show next Sunday, so I’m dancing/helping out on 7 of the next 9 days.  Wouldn’t mind another week off college tbh!

lily kate x

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    20th February 2015 at 11:42 am

    Lovely photos, it must be so cool having your mum as a photographer! I agree with what you’ve said about age, I always feel comfortable in the company of people older than me too, I don’t think age should make a difference!
    Hannah x

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      lily kate
      20th February 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you Hannah! It is pretty cool yeah, we just went out for a walk taking pictures just now haha. Age really makes no difference whatsoever!

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    Emilia Rachael
    20th February 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Ahh I agree! Age shouldn’t hold people back from doing what they love. Half term’s been great, but weirdly looking forward to going to back to school:’) xx

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      lily kate
      20th February 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Yay! I remember having that feeling before going back in September sometimes haha. I do like college and I love being there with people and everything, I just feel like I need an extra couple of hours every day!

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    20th February 2015 at 2:24 pm

    You are right, age shouldn’t matter! Of course people can be immature at 15 years old… and so can they at 30! This is rather a question of mind I guess!
    Gald to see you had fun photoshooting! Good luck for those busy days to come! xx

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      lily kate
      20th February 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Exactly, maturity and age don’t always match! Doesn’t mean that you can’t be silly and act like a 12 year old at times too though!
      Thank you! I’m gonna have to be so organised to get through this week haha 🙂

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    20th February 2015 at 5:29 pm

    It must be so fun to have photoshoots with your mum! Such a great bonding activity. You’re looking great in those photographs too.
    I think its great you hang out with people older than you. I use to spend a lot of time talking to my mum’s friends as a kid, and hanging out with adults during gatherings as well, i think it helped me become an independent and more mature person. Also helped me to be sure of what i believed in and stand by it 🙂

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel

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      lily kate
      23rd February 2015 at 10:23 pm

      It is pretty fun yeah! I’ve always been included in stuff with my mum, which I’m really glad for. The more varied the company you keep, the better, I think! 🙂

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    20th February 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I used to get on better with older people when I was little as well! Now I’m somewhere in the middle and I usually get on with people either much younger or much older 🙂

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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      lily kate
      23rd February 2015 at 10:25 pm

      I always loved playing with the older kids too! Age means nothing 😀

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    21st February 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I had no idea that you mom was a photographer! That must be so helpful with blogging. Loving the mom jeans by the way!

    xo, Isabelle


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      lily kate
      23rd February 2015 at 10:26 pm

      It is really helpful! I use her old camera when I’m out and about taking my own photos too. Thank you!

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