Sadly the holidays are over chaps and I already have a lot on my mind: mock exams, student finance, driving theory test and most importantly the fact that my eyeliner pen is perilously close to running out! Though the reminder of the holidays and the plans of the future are keeping me positive about this hectic week.
I am blessed to have an insanely close family; I’ve grown up living in my extended family pockets and I couldn’t think of having any other way. Although, we all live under 20 minutes away from each other and see each other regularly there is nothing like spending quality time together for more than a few hours. Therefore, we went on a long weekend break in the Sussex countryside to celebrate a multitude of special birthdays.
We stayed in an amazing 6 bedroom house which had acres of land, tennis courts, a swimming pool and most importantly a huge kitchen/dining room. My family are crazy arse people meaning we had activities in the day and dance parties in the evening, with bedtime being no earlier than 3am. It was a fabulous reminder that even though us ‘kids’ are growing up and are parents are hitting the big 50, nothing is changing- if anything our relationship as a tight knit little pack is getting bigger and better. Whether we’re curled up on the sofa all together watching a movie, having a pub lunch, walking the dog, playing tennis, double-dutching in the hallway at 2am, cooking a Sunday dinner, Irish dancing, playing cards, competing on Pointless or nailing the Cha Cha Slide we shall always be laughing.
There may have been 3 generations of us under one roof, all of whom have experienced different lives but, we all have one thing that shall always bring us together and that is our love for each other. Yes, we have little tiffs sometimes or people get under each other’s toes but, at the end of the day we are a family and that can never be broken.
I know that I am one of the lucky few who have a supportive and close family, so am thankful every day for the people I have in my life. Appreciate who you have while you’ve got them guys and girls because sadly they won’t be with us forever and we need to make the most of the ones we love while we’ve got them firmly by our sides!
Peace Out My Lovelies xxx
PS. Album of the day: Love Is Hopeless 2013 (Bands such as All Time Low, We Are The In Crowd, Yellowcard etc. covering songs including True Colours, Toxic and Locked Out Of Heaven)
Video of the day: Becoming YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKrTkDhGt4