This weekend I’m visiting my little brother (pictured with me, above, about 25 years ago – sorry Richard!) and lovely soon-to-be sister-in-law in Oxfordshire. Although we’re close, my brother and I don’t see that much of each other, and since Oscar has arrived on the scene there has been even more incentive for us to get together more regularly.
As well as looking forward to seeing my brother, I’ve been itching to get out of our flat because I’ve been more or less housebound for days and days thanks to all three of us coming down with various bugs (courtesy of Oscar, via nursery).
Anyway, in honour of my brother, I thought I’d share these two links with you first of all – this post about little brothers (I love 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9), and this shout-out to big sisters. With the latter, I think Richard would agree with 7, 8, 14 and 15, although (re. 14) he’d probably argue that I was more a freaky curiosity to his friends than a genuine point of interest.
Here are a few other things that perked up my week:
1. I enjoyed this on the reality of ‘house-hunting’ in London (Ha! As if anyone I know can afford an actual house!).
2. I giggled at the addictive feed of my new favourite tweeter @SoVeryBritish.
3. I found this series of stock photos with sarcastic captions left by harrassed mothers hilarious.
4. I liked this page on Facebook.
5. I watched The Good Wife and finally appreciated the cool relationship shared by Alicia and Kalinda, as described by Rose a few weeks ago.
6. I thought this piece about default parenting was priceless – and a handy heads-up about what’s to come…
7. Finally, since my brother is still the most ginger person I’ve ever met (and he’s also over 6ft tall, so it’s always easy to find my family in a crowd), I’m digging out this genius song by the excellent Tim Minchin (or should that be this excellent song by the genius Tim Minchin?) for your pleasure.
In case you missed anything this week on Everyday30, I revealed my latest weapon in the fight against bad skin in your thirties, Rachel shared a recipe that’s perfect for Bonfire Night (and autumn in general), and Rose shared her love of board games and recommended some for Christmas.
What are you up to this weekend? And what makes your relationship with your brother/sister(s) special?