Tuesday, April 18

Family Pack

Today my cousin turned 40. We celebrated together, her and her sister and me and my sister, 4 cousins ploughing onwards and upwards separately but together. We met at Balmoral Beach, a lovely little harbour spot on the north side.

Our mothers are sisters. We spent the early parts of our lives living as neighbours. Their big family (6 brothers & sisters) and our small one were intertwined until we were about 10 years old. For a long time now we have only got together on the occasional big family do like a wedding or the big birthday, but today we decided to surprise the birthday girl and we spent the morning and afternoon together.

It was nice. But somehow our discussions always end up coming to our family history and the weirdness and strange goings on and the kind of stuff you'd only talk about with your family and it got kind of depressing in parts. We were wondering whether all families have similar strange stuff going on and I'm sure all families do but you can't help thinking that perhaps our family may be one of the strangest.

It was good to spend time this way.4 closely related women and all so different. All our birthdays are in April and so we've decided to start some kind of tradition (lacking in our family) to celebrate at least once a year together.

Happy Birthday K! I wish only the best for you.


Blogger Athena said...

ohh i love mosman beach!

1:32 am  
Blogger Athena said...

i should read your post more carefully. balmoral beach! nice.

1:34 am  
Blogger lisa s said...

sounds lovely!! [great photos - as always!]

12:59 pm  
Blogger Aimee "Roo" said...

sounds lovely! i always enjoy the photos in your posts too.

1:19 pm  

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