The core of the family

Both my parents are dead, but I have a younger sister Silvia (who lives in Leicester) and a younger brother Ralph (who lives in Manchester). My sister is the emotional core of the family who ensures that we regularly all get together, typically at some point between Christmas and New Year. So yesterday Vee and I drove up the M1 from London to Leicester for the latest reunion and it was a lot of fun.
The three siblings were there, so were their partners, so were all their children and their partners, and so on. In all, 23 of us gathered to eat Christmas fare and catch up on each other’s lives.
I spent time with Saskia, my utterly adorable and totally entertaining three and a half year old niece.

Saskia with furry friend

There’s something special about family …