I have written about my cousin often in the past, she is my role model and I see her as the older sister I never had, I can tell her anything, which is such a gift in life. I know the phrase “family is everything” has become a cliche over the years, but I feel the significance of the cliche all the same.

My time in France spent with my family has been wonderful, I was so very lucky to have had the time to visit beautiful sights, but the conversations, the laughter and the breaking bread together, those moments are, for me, priceless.