A Boy and a Girl {Flashback Friday}

October 5, 2012


This is my first Flashback Friday and this week’s theme is first meetings so I thought I’d share a photo from when I was a teenager. This bedraggled couple you see before you is me and my husband.

A Boy And A Girl

This photo wasn’t exactly the first meeting as I knew him from our Sixth Form college but this is the first time we went out together and had our first kiss so I think it counts! He invited me and my friends out the celebrate his 18th birthday in a rock club in Liverpool; I remember being so excited and equally nervous because I really fancied him. I went out and bought him a birthday card with a ladybird on it which I signed ‘luv Hayley’ because I was cool (he still has the card.) It took a few of our friends going back and forth before I realised he liked me too. I can’t quite believe I used to go out looking like that but in my defence this was pre-ghd hair straightners and my first time out in a club. After that night it took him nearly a week to ask for my phone number and arrange another date even though we sat together in college every day.

We have been together 12 years but I will never forget that first night, just a boy and a girl.


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  • The mum of all trades

    You both look so happy in this photo, love’s young dream. Glad to hear the dream lives on!

    October 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thank you, we were and still are a very happy pair!

      October 9, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Jenny Paulin

    awww what a lovely story. you have been together from a young age too. 🙂 and how sweet that your hubby kept his card from you! you must have meant a lot to him.
    i had awful hair pre ghd days too!!!
    thank you so much for linking up x

    October 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thanks Jenny! I love that he kept the card too, he is a romantic at heart. Ha, what did we do before ghds!?! xx

      October 9, 2012 at 8:41 am Reply
  • OneDad3Girls

    A lovely story and glad to hear it’s still being written now.

    October 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Love this!! So romantic. Crazy to think all that time has past. I need to dig out a photo of John and me from back then!

    October 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Aww Vicki, I would love to see a photo of you and John from back then! Can you believe how much time has passed? Seems like yesterday.

      October 9, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Emma Martin

    Lovely post, I love how he kept the card too!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thank you, I was quite pleased when I found the card again too!

      October 9, 2012 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Lauren

    Awwww love it! I wish I had photos from early on too.
    I love that he still has the card.
    Thank you for linking up to Flashback Friday xx

    October 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thanks Lauren, he doesn’t always show it but he is a romantic deep down! We don’t have that many photos of us from early on but I’ve always been careful to keep a copy of this one! xx

      October 9, 2012 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    I love that photo, you both look so young! Not that you don’t now of course 🙂 . 12 years!!

    November 29, 2015 at 6:17 am Reply
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