Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sisterley Love























This morning I had a lovely surprise in the post.  A letter from my little sister and an unexpected present!  My little sister is the blonde one at the front of the photo and I am sat behind her.  I look a bit cynical and I can remember why, the photographer actually had a 'birdie' that he said to watch!   Three of my elder siblings were off school with colds when a photographer, going door to door, came in and took some pics of us, us being from the top Jill, Neil and Phillip (twins) me and Lesley my little sister and the last in our rather extravagant family! 















Here is another photo, before I was born, that I love. Showing from the left, Jill, Neil and Phillip, Lynn, Peter (the eldest) my mum (snazy glasses), my aunty Marion (who I look scarily like!), my dear departed dad and Marions husband Ken.  They were off on holiday in what looks like a Waltons station wagon!






















Well back to the surprise present.  When I opened it I could not believe it, this little dog was given to Lesley when we were both quite little and I had always coveted it.  I used to play with it a lot but it wasnt the same as he wasnt mine.  Well I have given Lel some bits of advice lately and generally been what she called "A great sister" and this was her way of saying thankyou and I cant say how touched I am that she has given this little doggie to me, Thanks Lelly. It may not seem like a big thing, but it means loads to me.

LOOK OUT THIS WEEKEND FOR MY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, I WILL BE SELLING LEFT OVER STOCK FROM THE SHOP (NOT RUBBISH) INCLUDING MAT FOTHERGILL HANDBAGS AND ELLAS KITCHEN COMPANY BOARDS.  ALSO SOME OF MY ARTWORK AT KNOCK DOWN PRICES AND SOME BEARS AND BUNNIES.  DO COME AND HAVE A LOOK AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

5 comments:

BusyLizzie said...

Fantastic photos, I have one very similar from the late 60's of my mum, her best friends & their offspring! Lovely toy, your sister must really appreciate you!
Have a great weekend, liz x

Cowboys and Custard said...

AH... I loved that era and such a lovely happy family shot!
Sorry Jane but Mr Pickles isn't too keen on Maine Coons. He had a sister silver tabby Maine Coon and they never saw eye to eye.. she being much bigger than him.. he was severely hen-pecked.
Hurry up and open that shop!!!!!!!!!
Michelexx

Country Cottage Chic said...

What great memories the photos must bring back & how lovely that your sister has entrusted you with her favourite doggy!

I'll pop into your Christmas bazaar this weekend - I've just had two solid days of "real" shopping so from now on I'm shopping from my chair with a cup of tea on standby!

Jayne

cocoa and blankets said...

What fab pictures...can't wait for your sale..I am sooooooooooo excited....love H

Queen of the Meadow said...

I am stuck at home with a sickness bug on a beautifully sunny day, but thoughts of your Christmas bazaar are keeping me cheerful. I do hope you will be selling you gorgeous handmade Christmas decorations. I love your designs. What a thoughtful sister. Happy Weekend!