Thursday, September 29, 2016


What is the title for someone you're related to but not actually related to in terms of DNA and stuff of that kind?

For instance: this beautiful young woman whose birthday is today and who happens to be on a quick trip to London from her home in Vancouver and so of course she came to see me because not only are we sort of related but we also like each other very much and she could, sort of, be my daughter because she is the daughter of my ex-husband and his third wife - I was the second - and her step-brother and sister are also, sort of, my step-children. Well, whatever the title of our relationship, it's great and we had a wonderful lunch at a local pub and talked of almost everything under the sun, apart from the weather.

Although she looks like a teen-ager, Valerie is also a brilliant lawyer.


Tom said...

Maybe just "Friend" is enough. Those are the relatives you choose.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Yes, definitely friend, plus the extra bit that comes from having some portion of shared history.

Catalyst said...

She is definitely a lovely lass. That makes two of you.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Thank you, Bruce. You made my day.