This week’s category over on The Photo Gallery on the Sticky Fingers blog is ‘family’ – now this should be really easy for me as loads of my posts concern family.
So for this topic I decided to go with my original family ‘The Homers’ taken here at my 40th birthday party earlier this year (not sure where Mum’s looking but it’s the best one!)
Back at the Grammar school my sisters – and Mum – and I went to, ‘Homer’ meant Greek Iliad and Odyssey jokes – I suspect it would be more ‘doh’ now! This party was a fabulous night – from the speeches (where amazingly my husband didn’t offend anyone!) through the photobooth (I suspect the photos will feature in future weeks of The Gallery) through to the dance floor (obviously the Homer sisters were first on it!) it was just wonderful. Having lots of the people you love in one place for a celebration is amazing.
I remember that back at school a lot of my friends were slightly scared of my Mum – and this is one of her many personality traits I try to emulate! Everyone loves Dad – and his harmonising (particularly of Christmas carols) is legendary in my children’s educational establishments. My sisters are both wonderful – and my friends as well as my siblings. I shared a bedroom with my middle sister (I’m the eldest just in case that isn’t obvious – my youngest sister was gutted when someone asked if we were twins – there’s a 6 year age difference!!) and I don’t remember it being problematic at all. We had to sew coloured threads into our underwear and socks to avoid nicking each others – but other than that pretty plain sailing.
So – whilst I have a wonderful family now – this is the family that made me who I am today. #weeping
Do pop over to #thegallery to see what other people have posted for the family topic.