After an amazing day in Watford dancing yesterday, it was great to have a slower paced day in Guildford at my parents’ house. My middle brother had decided to make an appearance at home, so it was nice to play to catch up with a few more members of my family that usual.
We have a family that is quite wide spread in terms of location and jobs, and so to get everybody together at the same time requires a lot of prior planning or more often than not lots of spontaneity! And this weekend it just so happened that Alec had decided to pop back to Guildford and help Peter (my youngest brother move rooms), that meant I got the added delight of seeing him.
I don’t know about you but banter always plays a huge role in our family meet ups, and I think both my brothers that were there (there was still one missing) relished the opportunity they had to point out the size of my bump and offer ‘commentary’ on how I got up out the chair. Commentary as opposed to help might add! All things that are not worth getting upset about because it’s true and I laugh at myself sometimes! Plus they manage to do it like a duo, playing off comments against each other, dad might then join in and if Danny was so would he!I was grateful to get that unexpected time, as well as a roast dinner (always goes down well!), and next time I hope that we can get all of us together, rather than only some of us. Family are people you always strive to stay connected to and see often, but sometimes the reality of that doesn'twork out, we learnt that the times we do get all of us together, their the special times, the ones with the most laughter, banter and probably food!