Going to see My Mum

Earlier this month it was announced that anyone working for at least 5 years where I work now gets an extra 3 days of holidays. And guess what, that applies to me!

I was super stoked about it. As you all know I do love going away and the more time off the better.

My mum had been talking to me recently saying how much she misses me and that she wants me to go back to live in Portugal. Moving back to Portugal is not on the cards at the moment so the next best thing would be to just go and see her.

When I was getting ready to go to work that week I thought I could just book a long weekend to go see my mum. Asked my boyfriend if he wouldn’t miss me too much. Checked the weekend with the cheapest flights. Asked my mum if she was free on those dates. Booked the time off from work and finally by 10am I had bought flights to Lisbon.

Luckily my new supervisor approves the time off quickly! Now I never miss out on the best flight prices due to waiting for time off to be approved.

Looking forward to some quality time with the family. My brother even volunteered to pick me up from the airport as my mum will be working on the day I arrive. It’ll be great to spend some time with him and his fiancée. Might even take some engagement shots of those two at some point as they got engaged last Christmas.

This time I am not taking my laptop with me. Just my camera so you guys will have to wait until I come back to get some visuals of my four days in Portugal.

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About my Sister

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” – Amy Li

No, we’re not blood related but we pretty much grew up together so she’s my sister. My family is a little more complex than the average family which is not a bad thing. I get to have a sister my mum and dad did not conceive.

In true sisterly fashion growing up we had a love/hate relationship. She used to cry a lot when she was a toddler and not respect the dinner table rules which annoyed me.

As we got past that phase we started enjoying each other’s company. Still with the occasional quarrel but we were generally happy to spend time together.

We had a couple of memorable holidays together.

The first one was a camping trip with her dad down in the South of Portugal. Memories from that trip include waiting long hours to get a spot for our tent, Snow White in an outdoor cinema, drinking milk out of the carton for breakfast and getting back to Lisbon happy.

As teenagers we were lucky enough to be allowed to spend a week by ourselves about two hours drive from home. We had a little apartment with swimming pool by a camping site. We had such a good time together. Even had time to make friends and have new crushes.

Even though life happened and we are not in contact as much or get to see each other often at all when we do it feels like we saw each other just yesterday.

I am looking forward to seeing her and my little nephew soon when I get to fly to Lisbon.

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