I We got off my butts and did something for money. Me & my sister took part in the Comic Relief Danceathon held at Wembley stadium on Sunday 8th March, as part of #TeamHonk. This photo was taken in the stadium a couple of hours into the dancing, lit by a red light bouncing off the stage & a gigantic glitter ball.
So that explains the odd colouring of the photo. But the story behind this photo isn’t just about the Danceathon – it’s about my sister and the joy of spending time with her.
Although we live close to each other our own busy family lives mean we don’t see each other as often as we probably ought. But, when we do get together it always feels like it was just yesterday that we last spoke or met. We just pick up from where we left off, we (mainly!) laugh, we don’t stop talking and it’s such a happy, easy sensation to be in the company of my sister.
We haven’t done anything like this together for EVER!!
As kids we’d do so much together, despite there being four years between us. We’d set out various tools in the garden before jumping over them with our pretend horses; we’d play badminton outside until it literally became dark; on holiday we’d chase the wild hares around the caravan until we collapsed. As we got older we’d have some classic student night’s out; we’d go skiing, share a room and laugh more than I’ve ever laughed before.
So we did this Danceathon together. We raised money together. We spent six hours together, we reminisced over the songs they played in the 80’s and 90’s (“did we really dance to that music wearing those clothes?!”) and we laughed.
Dancing away, only now we’re both older & our bones are creaky and we have children of our own. And despite the aches and pains today we did something good for money and spent time together. Just like old times. Joy all round!
Thanks for being persuaded to be my dance partner, sis
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.