On Travelling with Siblings

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
– Mark Twain


Sometimes stepping away from technology for a while can be a good thing. Travelling is a great excuse to take a few days off from posting - even though we got back from Paris last night, we've been out and about all day once again. Oh my goodness, it has been so wonderful having the Brother and his Girlfriend staying with us. It really has.

They are so genuinely excited to be over here discovering Europe and are just as sweet together as I remembered.

I keep having flashbacks to 2004 when Jase and I came to the UK; we were so tired and jet-lagged that we staggered around in a daze our first day before passing out over a plate of Chinese food that night. These two were so keen to get out and see everything that on the same day they arrived, they saw basically all of the big tourist spots in London.


And honestly, despite wanting to deliver a hearty kick to the Brother's backside every now and again (boys, you know) we travelled really well together. His girlfriend is hilarious, and kept us in stitches the entire time we were in Paris. I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time, and it was a fabulous city get-away.

And oh, Paris. Where to begin? It was a little grey to begin with, but the sun eventually came out which was lovely!

This was my fifth or sixth visit to this fair city and I can make my way around pretty well after all this time. I like to think I'm a pretty easy-going travelling companion, if you can put up with my compulsive need to be early for everything and my severe irritation with people cutting in front of me in lines, that is. But despite those little annoyances, I think we did well, hoofing it around on foot and by metro and exploring the traditional sights as well as some random ones along the way. We did such a lot of walking, I'm still paying for it today.

And then there was Disneyland Paris, which can be summed up in just a few quick images:

The next few days we'll be London-bound, enjoying their company for a little longer before they then head off for a week long stint in Italy. And I'm happy to admit that we have another groomsman in our bridal party: he said yes!

How was this week for you - what exciting things have I missed being away?


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20 comments:

Karen said...

Oh man, this looks so fun. Seeing your pictures really makes me want to go to Paris. Right now.

Julie Q said...

What great pictures!!! Glad you had some fun family bonding as well :) Paris looks beautiful..

Fiona said...

hehe like the Mickey hats!

Becky said...

What great pictures! So glad you had a good time!

Amanda said...

Your photos are lovely! Looks like a fantastic time, glad travelling with your brother has proven to be a good idea.

Yay that he said yes, too!!

Stephanie said...

You look gorgeous! So glad you all had fun!

Lynn said...

Wow, you take great photographs! That looks like a fun trip, and I can't wait to hear (read?) more!

Jess said...

Oh, it looks like a great trip! I'm so glad you got in some good quality time with your brother and his girlfriend. They are an adorable couple.

I always think of Paris as a very gray city for some reason.

Candace said...

I am so jealous of all of your amazing travels!! You are truly one lucky lady. The pictures looked like you had SO much fun :-)

CuppyCakes said...

Naww! He said yes !!! That's cool! I'm jealous about your Paris trip though. And have missed you just a little while you've been away though.
There has been much to complain about.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

ooooooh We have those Mickey ears!

My brother got us all them for Christmas, but I got the Minnie ones.

He didn't take ME with him though. I must call him and abuse him for that. Thanks for the reminder.

steph anne said...

You look fabulous in these pictures! :) I'm glad you had a great time with your brother and his girlfriend.

And seriously, Disneyland in Paris? I didn't know that until now! So cool!

thoughtsappear said...

Wonderful pictures! Looks like you had a fun time!

Marianne said...

I love this post! First of all, YOU are beautiful. Second, your family is full of beautiful people. Your mom must never stop staring. :)

*hugs*

Katelin said...

loving all the pics, looks like such a fun trip together! yay vacations! :)

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

FUN!!

terra said...

Oh, how fun! I want to visit Paris SO BAD!

Emily Jane said...

GREAT great photos!! Sounds like such a wonderful time... and YAY he said yes :)

Chantel said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them! So glad you had a fab time away! :D x

heidikins said...

I covet your travelings!

xox





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