Ailsa’s travel theme this week, is “Couples.”
I’ve been a bit distracted for the past few days, as the other half of one of the most important couples in my life, has been in hospital undergoing an operation to replace discs in her neck. How inconsiderate of my darling sister to wait until I was so far away, before subjecting herself to the surgeon’s knife. I have been with her in spirit, and even dreamed about her on Thursday night, waking up on Friday with an extremely sore and stiff neck. Anyway, thanks to Skype and Whatsapp, I’ve kept in constant touch with her and my brother-in-law. She’s come through it amazingly well, and is being allowed home today. She has never lost her sense of humour through it all, and yesterday I got this message from her. “Hi sister. Feeling fine. Bloody uncomfortable neck brace to be worn for 3 weeks, along with very unglamorous surgical stockings. Not a pretty sight! At least I’ve got lipstick and mascara on, and Chanel No. 5.” That’s definitely my sister talking!
Here we are, the pair of us. I’m so glad that she and I are a ‘couple’.
We’ve known one another for over 60 years; have played, fought, laughed and cried together. I have a fridge magnet photo of us , which has the caption, “Sisters by chance; friends by choice. “ We have such different personalities, but are the best of friends, and get along famously. Here we are dancing and chatting at my 40th anniversary party.
Love her to bits.
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