Had lunch with an old Uni friend a couple of days ago, who I hadn't seen for 21 years. She hadn't changed one bit, but her daughter had turned from a little girl in pigtails when I'd last seen her into a gorgeous young marketing exec of 28, and it took me a while to get my head around that. Time goes by so quickly, and you never notice it until you see your friends' children have all grown up while you were distracted doing other stuff.
Speaking of which, Soraya has got her first assignment for Schwarzkopf hair products under her belt and seems to be on her way to being a full-fledged model. I'm still not sure whether to cheer or frown with the career choice she's made, but I'm careful not to rain on her parade. She'll be 18 in a couple of months, and if she doesn't want to go to Uni even though she's got the brains for it, that's her decision. She'll still be my favourite niece, whatever she ends up doing.
Before I go:
Pretty accurate, I'd say.