Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sisterly Pride




Top photo: I must have been ten, my middle sister (J) err - seven years old and my youngest sister (F) - about one year old?


Middle photo: At J's wedding (2008) in Northern Italy which I blogged about at the time and here and here. We are considerably older and somewhat wiser. I haven't turned into a midget (in blue and pink)...lower heels and bending over (I think!)

Bottom photo: Student times and tastes although my drinking habits haven't changed. I'm still partial to the odd glass of Guinness. My lipstick is not as deep red these days...


I wanted to say how incredibly proud I am of my sisters. The youngest one (F) is the sub-editor of The Stylist in London. She has a lot of responsibility and who has to carry the can when there's a major whoops! She's just got her own assistant. She's witty and stylish herself and very good at drawing.

Middle Sister (J) has just had a baby girl. She and her husband tried to run their own franchise business out in France, in Morzine, which didn't work out sadly. They've been back (living down the road) only a few weeks and she's already got a job in Leeds! Both my sisters are clever lasses and J (JEFK) has a veritable alphabet after her name with all the qualifications she has racked up e.g. Chemical Engineer, Accountant, ex-Deloitte Touche Consultant to name but a few...

I don't say it enough to them but want to do it here:  

Well done hinny pets! You are wonderful! Gorgeous! Super! Macte! (Well done!)

16 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What a lovely post; your sisters will be really proud to have you. Love the photos. My sister is staying with me at the moment and I love her company. But even if we don't speak to each other for ages we still seem to be best friends when we do.

CJ xx

Alienne said...

That is a really nice post; I am the eldest and have two sisters too (though we also have a much younger brother). We had our ups and downs as children but I get on with both of them really well nowadays - and like Crystal Jigway we can easily just pick up wherever we left off last time we met/spoke. I keep telling my two that they will get on much better once they have left home, but they don't believe me, yet.

the fly in the web said...

What a super post!
Your parents should be proud of you all!

Maggie May said...

Lovely to have 2 sisters.
You have all grown into fine ladies!
Your little niece will be cherished by all the aunties!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Families, that's what life is about!

Previously (Very) Lost in France said...

What a lovely post, Hadriana. Bet your sisters think the same about you. Glad you sister who has returned from France has found work so quickly.

Expat mum said...

Nice post. I always wondered what it would be like to have more than one sister.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

CJ: Yes we all pick up where we left off when we do meet up. Nice that your sister is staying with you at the moment.

Alienne: We too had our ups and downs. J and I were always more competitive because we were nearer in age. I suppose I was a surrogate mother to F because of the big gap between us agewise. J and I have got a much better relationship now we are adults. You can always show your two this post as proof of the pudding! ;)

Thank you Fly!

Maggie: Yes...my niece is already spoilt to bits (in a nice way) by all of us and my/our little 2 have really taken to their new cousin. They can't do enough for her.

GOK: Families - love 'em or hate 'em...can't live with or without 'em. Still worth having at the end of the day. I strive after that constantly. Deep down I am incredibly loyal person. As I get older I am more understanding of all our flaws.

PVLiF: I am amazed that J has found work so quickly given that the economy is in a pretty parlous state!

Expatmum: Hmm. It has its good parts for sure. Hormones fly around at times! I've often wondered what it would be like to have a brother.... :)

david mcmahon said...

Siblings are very precious. This post is worth its weight in gold.

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

It's lovely to hear of sisters who get on so well and all due credit to your parents. I know an awful lot of people who don't get on at all with their siblings. It's often a case of you can't chose your family but you can chose your friends".

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi David,
It's great to have you back in the blogging fold! Thanks for your comment.

Hi ADDY,
Yes...we do get on well. It's great when we can all pull together in the same direction and pool our talents. Our parents are indeed proud of us.

Nota Bene said...

Hear hear for all siblings!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely to see the photos of you and your sisters Hadriana. I'll bet they are as proud of you too. I haven't any sisters or brothers so can only imagine how you feel - lucky you. A x

Mark said...

Hinny Pets. How long since I heard or read that.

Sadly, I barely see my brothers... maybe not so sadly now I come to think of it.

PS Glad you seem to have your blogging buzz back

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank You NB, SJA and Mark!

P.S.: Yes..Mark I have got my blogging buzz back:)

P.P.S: Next Blog Post will take me back to my banking days.....

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Dear all,

Sorry I haven't got back to your blogs yet. Half term is whizzing by...I'll hopefully have a bit more time next week.:)

Valete! Hadriana xx