Monday, 22 April 2013

S = Sister



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:



31 comments:

  1. It's always a pleasure to see or read anything related to childhood, esp if it's connected to your siblings. And you girls looked beautiful then and now! :)

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    1. Ahh that's me, your very sweet!

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  2. It can be tough being far away from family. Believe me, I know how it is.

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    1. It is tough, Skype is a wonderful thing....yes I did! Thank you for your help, I want to be on 100+ now before a-z has finished, not long now though.

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  3. awh that was nice, my sister is 3.5 years younger than me and we have become fairly close since i moved away. technology helps to keep in touch, it is much easier now with skype and facebook on all that

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    1. Yes definitely! Have you managed to get home much?

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  4. We're so lucky to have sisters! I live in New York and my sister in Cape Town. Don't know what would have done without Skype!
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    1. Yes we are! S = Skype....probably one of the best things about modern technology.

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  5. Great post, Rowena. I don't have a sister but have a younger brother. I always wanted a sister when I was younger though. Indecently, I also went to see Take That in 2011 - at Wembley! It was awesome!!

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    1. I would have loved to have a brother too, as well as my sister of course! Take that were very awesome...we went to Manchester! X

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  6. I love the Fairy Godmother title.
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    1. I'm not sure I'm much of a fairy godmother but I like how it sounds.:)

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  7. loved your blog. After reading it I called my sister.

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    1. Oh that's lovely...glad I had an impact!

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  8. There's something wonderful about having a sister. I talk to mine constantly. We've always been best friends. This post was very cute and sweet and I'm sure she'll love it =)

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    1. That's great that you are best friends! I might show my sister this post one day :)

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  9. I've got two sisters, and I'd be lost without them!

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  10. I'm a sister to two brothers. I acted more like a boy than both of them, I'm told.

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    1. Ha ha, I can see that! Did they dress up in your mums shoes?

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  11. I lost one of my sisters to scleroderma a year ago; I miss her so dearly. We used to visit each other so often that I still have a blank weekend that was meant to for her. We all have been very close - all four sisters, and four brothers. S to sisters, great tribute.

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    1. I'm really sorry to hear that, that must be tough for you and your other siblings. I'm sure you have great memories. That's for visiting, stay strong, x

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  12. I needed to read this one today. It's been way too long since I called my sister and she lives only a few miles away.

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    1. I am enjoying the no theme too, just makes it more difficult in the harder letters. Yes you should ring your sister now!

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  13. Siblings are such prized possession.

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    1. Thanks salvwi....I will check that out! Much appreciated.

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  14. So nice to have a sister! I'm glad you are close. Family is important :-)

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    1. Yes it is...I think we just don't realise it sometimes.

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  15. My sister and I are very close--in fact since she is so much older than I am, (12 years) she and her husband became my legal guardians when I was in middle school. And she still loves me! Ha! Visits are hard as we live 15 hours apart, but we do talk on the phone and text.
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    1. That's lovely you are close, glad she still loves you! 15 hours apart is difficult....:(

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  16. Those photos are soooo cute! And I love your bit of artwork. I love to see families getting along. I feel the same way about mine. I feel so close to my brother, cousins, parents, etc. So sweet. :)

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