I want to take some time today to blog about my sister Charlotte who is 3.5 years older than me. Here is a cute passport picture of her:
Since my dad passed away, we have become really close.... I guess it takes something like that to make you realise you need to make the most of one another. At the funeral, she got up and said a few words, she was so strong I could never have done that. Here is an old photo of us with my dad:
I am (fairy) godmother to her daughter and we have recently found out she is pregnant again and I have a little nephew on the way! I’m very excited about this. It’s just a shame I won’t be in the UK after he is born with me being all the way across the world. I will make sure I get back to the UK for Christmas.
Charlotte has always been the bossy no nonsense one out of the two of use, that’s why she makes a good teacher. She influenced me a lot when we were younger, whatever music she listened to, I did too. I borrowed/stole her clothes/make up and she took me out to pubs and clubs with her and her friends when I was about 15 years old!.
She took me to see Take That a couple of years ago, we had a blast! Here is a photo of us together at the concert:
Since I moved away to CA, we skype about 2 times a week and e-mail all the time but its hard being so far away. She’s had a bit of a tough time lately and I am so proud of her at how strong she has been. I could never be as strong as Charlotte, I would have fell apart by now. She doesn’t know I’m writing this blog and I won’t tell her. Also, she would kill me if she knew that I’d put a photo of her online...(she hates having her photo taken!).
She is the best sister ever! I think we should all take time out from our busy hectic lives and make the most of family and friends. We won't all be around for ever.
Here is some artwork I did back in college for a family tree project: