I love coming from a big family, and the older I get, the more I appreciate it. Family has always been very important to me – I’ve already mentioned that I come from a family of 7 and that I’m the youngest of 5 (wonderfully weird) kids. The sad thing about it though, is that we practically all live in different countries and rarely ever meet.

My eldest sister is married with 2 kids and lives in Dubai, my second eldest sister is married with 3 kids and lives in England, my third eldest sister lives in Spain with her boyfriend, and my brother (yes, one boy) and I both live in Malta, but he lives with his girlfriend and I currently live with my parents.

As I’m sure you can imagine, getting us all together is very difficult (and expensive). I’m lucky if I manage to see my siblings individually once a year. We have managed to get 3 out of 5 together, and sometimes even 4… but this time last year, it finally happened… all of us got together for the first time in over 4 years, all thanks to a cousin’s wedding!

It was amazing – we got to enjoy each other’s company and the kids all got to enjoy everyone too, even though one of my nieces unfortunately couldn’t join us.

We laughed, relaxed, had lots of fun, and surprisingly didn’t argue.  😉 I find it awesome how we’re all so different but also very similar in many ways. Here are some highlights from our time together:

 

 

I wish that this could magically happen more often, but this is our reality. It breaks my heart that I miss out on so much… all the birthdays, special occasions and events… especially of my nephews and nieces. But at least I make sure to make the most out of the time I do get with them.

The next time we’ll be all together again will be next year for my wedding so I’m extremely excited about that! At least it would have only been 2 years since the last. 🤗

Until next time,

Cricket x

 

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