I first met Rachelle when she was around 2 weeks old
when my best friend her Mum Gayle brought her round to
visit me. I have to admit she wasnít overly impressed at
first, she had stolen my clubbing partner and she was a
bit noisy. On the plus side, she was cute and quite
funny and seemed to like listening to me sing.
Rachelle got older we spent quite a bit of time
together, I loved taking her places, she was so
excitable and had so much fun doing practically
anything. We went bowling, swimming, to the cinema to
see Harry Potter and Shrek, trips to the park and the
beach, crazy golf. One of my favourite times in London
was the day it was just Rachelle and me, she was so
excitable soaking up the sights we had the best day
AND..............they had sugar free slush puppies!!
Although it was always a lot of fun being around
Rachelle it could also be exhausting......sheís pretty
bright.....and she asks A LOT of questions...... so many
questions my head would hurt by the time I took her
home. Both Rachelle (the Sudoku queen) and I were
delighted when Chris came on the scene when she was
around 9. He had ALL the answers and endless
energy............apparently science is fun!?
I say all of this but things change oh so quickly
and....... something has happened to Rachelle recently.
That wide eyed enthusiastic child is no more. In her
place is some kind of teenage thing with a side fringe,
all full of attitude and I warn you now, never ever play
Super Mario Bros Multiplayer with her. She has a drum
kit in the front room and .......please donít even talk
to me about the boyfriend.
Rachelle turns 13 this year and I really donít know
where the years have gone, Iím just glad I was around to
share them. These days Rachelle just loves listening to
me lecture her about not dying her hair, going to
university, healthy eating... basically all of the
things I didnít listen to when I was her age.
All in all Rachelle is a lovely girl sheís bright,
funny (definitely inherited her mothers wit) and to top
it off beautiful and Iím so very proud of her. I like to
think of myself as a sort of a Fairy Godmother, no
matter how big she gets, whenever she needs me Iíll be