Suzanne - thanks - glad you like it. There are some other really nice examples here also.
I think this thread shows something of the variety of approach and technique that can make a 'portrait' - (and this will vary also with different pictures we take of course). I think it works well taking an individual picture to talk about.
I hope more people will continue to post their own pictures and stories here, whatever the content and style - I 'm certainly interested in seeing them.