The boy on the right is my son, the one on the left is my sister's son. They are blessed (although I'm not sure they would refer to it as that!) with 3 sisters between them. You can imagine our delight therefore, when these two comrades were born just 3 weeks apart.
This particular day, they had decided to don their rucksacks and go off on a Bear Grylls-style adventure - survival being the main aim. Thankfully, their trusty four-legged companion was leading the way!
These two cousins couldn't be more different if they tried. My nephew is the one with all the 'bright' ideas (and the one who manages to shin up trees like a monkey!). My son is rather more sedate, slightly less dare-devil and definitely the sensible one!
I have to admit that it hasn't always been plain sailing between these two boys. In the early days, they had their fair share of battles (usually physical ones!) but in recent years, they seem to have developed a mutual love and respect for one another's differences. They must be growing up.
Here is a picture from a few years ago - another survival technique being mastered!
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