Friday, 27 July 2012

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

He ended up taking this post in Aden, which is a bit like saying, 'I'm going to the moon.' It's still miles away, but this was in the fifties. Aden was a British colony at the time; BP had a refinery there and they built a town, roads and a hospital. My mother went out later when she'd decided she was going to be a nurse in Aden. So you had two people separately saying, 'I'm going to go to the fucking moon.' So then they met and got married and I was the second kid to come along. I have an older brother. His name is Mark: he's a couple of years older than me. We've got a cinefilm of him running round playing football then poking me in the eye. There's a great little scene of him, me and my mother, he keeps poking me in the eye and my mother keeps pulling his hand away...And my dad's in other bits with the moustache he had at the time. Very 30-year-old. We left Aden in 1963. There was a revolution once we left...I've got to go back to Aden. My dad's going to take us and show us everything.

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

Dad Cufflinks

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