I have spent a very busy family orientated weekend that I am still recovering from!
Having lived in England, then Scotland for 15 years, the main factor in our deciscion to move back to Northen Ireland was to see more of family - so Sunday was one of those occasions I would always have missed out on.
I am one of 5 children and each of my parents come from big families. So when my Mum decided to have a family get together on Sunday she meant big numbers! So I spent a rather lovely but exhausting afternoon with 7 aunts and uncles, 3 cousins and one of their hubbies, 2 third cousins, my parents, my 3 sisters and their hubbies and a total of 12 children under 11 - Alex 10, Maud 9, Rowan 9, Rex 8, Kathryn 8, Jamie 8, Gina 7, Florence 7, James 7, Beatrice 6, Charlie 3 and Leo 2.
I have got to say when I see Alex and Jamie with their cousins I remember why it was we moved home.
And then I either have a glass of wine or I reach for the paracetamol :D