Tuesday, 17 August 2010

All Girls Together!

I've had such a lovely day today. Three of my cousins, who I haven't seen for 8 years, came for the day arriving for coffee this morning and leaving after afternoon tea for their two-hour-plus car journey home. It's amazing how we can seem to pick up where we left off, though there is still much catching up to do. I'm the one in dark blue in the photo above - we're all on the cuddly side! It fascinates me how different they are (two of them are sisters) but then my own daughters are all very different - and yet in some ways we have so much in common aside from our relationship to each other.
In this photo three of my daughters joined us - there was much reminiscing and shrieks of laughter as you might imagine, as well as one or two sad recollections. I looked on these cousins as the sisters I always wanted, being an only child. We definitely mustn't leave it so long before our next get-together and it's my turn to do the travelling next time.
I had set my alarm clock for 7.30 this morning but was woken at 5.30 by the cat - it's alright for him as he sleeps all day anyway but I didn't get back to sleep again. He'll be in trouble if he does it again. I'm off now for an early night - visibly wilting.

11 comments:

maggi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful reunion Heather. Cats are great alarm clocks, when they feel like it even if you don't.

Lyn said...

What a lovely day you had catching up with your cousins, and morning coffee and afternoon tea too!
love
Lyn
xxx

Gina said...

What wonderful photographs of you all Heather. Happy times!

Erratic Thoughts said...

What lovely reunion pics.Way to go Heather.Y'all look so sweet:)
Hope you have many many more such happy moments ahead...
God Bless!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Funny, but I think you all look exactly the same!Four lovely peas in a pod!

And is that MAB and The lesser Weavel I see below?

Doreen G said...

What great photos Heather and I think you look like sisters as well.

sharon young said...

What a wonderful reunion, no wonder you're exhausted, we women know how to chat :-)

Carol Q said...

wonderful for you Heather. looks like you were all having a great time.

Julie said...

What a wonderful family day Heather. Your daughters look lovely.

Gina said...

Hi Heather - a quick response to your comment on my blog. Yes, old markal sticks are fine (some of mine are ancient!) - you just need to shave the hard skin off the end to reveal the soft centre of the paintstick.

Linda said...

Brilliant photos Heather.... and lovely to see you there too.
Happy days....

(I'm still working on getting another cat...I haven't won over DH yet but I'm ever hopeful :-)
XX