Don't you love it when a family member takes an enormous amount of time and effort to research the family tree and collate it all in books, spreadsheets and DVDs! I know I do, my cousin -law -has just done that. I am so grateful to her for her passions when it comes to history and families.
On the cover of the first book is a photograph of my paternal grandmother at age 14 with her brother John. And, I am afraid to say there is no mention of a Liam Neeson in any of our family ties...would have been nice! I will admit I have done a little research to try and find a link there...but to no avail.
I have a large family network in New Zealand which includes 58 first cousins. Yes, 58 cousins..it's huge!Thankfully, none of my family were anywhere near the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch.
I have also been making hearts for my sister to hang in her home. They are scented with Attar of Rose which is a very concentrated form of essential rose petal oil. A very gorgeous friend of mine brought me some from Egypt a few months ago and I have now put it to good use. The perfume is divine, soft and yet very subtle.
Don't you love it when your children still come up to you (no matter what age) and tell you that you are the best Mum in the world? I am so grateful for my warm and very loving family.
My heart goes out to the grieving families in Christchurch, New Zealand.