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There’s a bit of a drama gene in the family

Show stealer

Show stealer

I thought you might like to see the small people trying out their wedding gear.  It’s clear that Gorgeous Babe is her mother’s daughter.  There was some banter about the little lad protecting his sisters from assassins (or was it wolves?) but what assassin (or wolf) would dare approach the regal lady in the middle? 🙂

Yay!  I’m so excited!

Well.  Barney’s Mum was a born performer.  Deprived of any possible chance of fulfilling her abilities in any professional way (and I doubt she ever thought of doing so) she was the star of a good many old folks shows and ran a fitness group and taught reading for adults.  And she had ‘Style’ in great quantities.

Her eldest son and her daughter both excelled at peformance of any kind.  Daughter (the famous author) studied dance and drama and taught drama.  Son (my spouse) sings, plays guitar and is a very competent and effective chairman and MC.   If you want a reading or a speech, he’ll do you a good one 🙂

Youngest was the most fantastic dancer at college and sings like a bruised angel.  The few acting performances she did at school and at college were extraordinary.*  She was the best front of house manager the PK (local gastro pub) ever had and plans to teach when she’s finished her OU degree.

So it’s no surprise that GB has the presence and the charm she has.  Which is probably too much for her own good.  But she’s well disciplined and much loved and as long as she continues to follow in her Mother’s footsteps, we don’t need to worry.  Not too much anyway 🙂

It’s only fair to mention that her siblings-to-be are also utterly sweet and delightful (though I’m told the little lad can be, well a bit of a little lad. And quite inventive with it).  One day I hope to learn a lot more about their father who is a very lovable and entertaining man.  ‘Cos it’s always interesting to see who’s chipped off the old block and who’s the outsider.

*Yes, I’m biased but also hypercritical.  She was good.  when she appeared on the stage all the Mums and Dads stopped cooing to each other for a moment.

December 19, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Your aloud to be prejudice!
    They look like a sweet lot of charmers!
    I have often had my little brother introduce me as no relation to him.
    We don’t look a bit alike, have totally different personalities , so we always wonder where the twists came from.
    (And neither of us look like Mum or Pop)
    do you suppose we are adopted?

    I have two friends whose daughter was adopted when she was born and 25 years later, got in touch with them. She not only looks like them but actually has mannerisms and a temperament like theirs! Amazing or what 🙂

    Comment by Sorrow | December 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. how lovely – don’t they all look wonderful! what an exiciting wedding!

    it’s exciting, you’re excited and I’m so excitited for you


    hugs and XXXs

    Youngest wants us all dressed in furry things, I. I think this is probably a good idea 🙂 It’ll be much easier to maintain a reasonable amount of excitement if we can keep warm!

    Comment by I, Like The View | December 21, 2008 | Reply

  3. So we’re agreed, excitement all around, yes?

    Oh yes ‘shot. All round and then all round again 🙂 I must try not to overdo it though in case I run out before the actual wedding 🙂

    Comment by 'Shot | December 21, 2008 | Reply

  4. Oh, the beginnings of the fairy tale….complete with princesses and princes. Aren’t they just too adorable. AND talented!

    Sounds like she comes by it honestly, ma’am.

    I, on the other hand, look, sound and act nothing like any of the other members of the family.
    We’re all in agreement–musta been the milkman.
    Or…….mailman, maybe.

    LOL You can see how much my family and I agree!

    k……I’m excited.
    AND there’ll be reindeer!!!!!!!! 🙂

    I know Mel – I’m so excited about the reindeer. And the fairytale.
    Thing is you are one in a million and there’s no one quite like you. Your family are blessed and so are we, blessed and privileged to know you.

    Comment by Mel | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. They’re beautiful !

    I just can’t argue with you on that one Betty 🙂

    Comment by Betty Flocken | December 23, 2008 | Reply

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