Highlights from the family WhatsApp group


WhatsApp is both a blessing and a curse.

You can keep in touch with your nearest and dearest daily (without paying text message premiums), but it’s also another outlet via which people can let you know what they’re having for tea, whether you like it or not.

A few years ago, we decided it would be a nice idea to start a family WhatsApp group – the FamChat – which includes my sisters, Lora and Steph, and my mum (Stella). From what I recall, it was at a time when none of us lived particularly close to each other, and it was a good way of sharing updates, including what we’d had/were going to have for tea…

We do talk about other things too. Namely:

  • Other people
  • Pets
  • Manicures
  • Mum’s crafting habits
  • My grandad – who moved in with my mum and aunt Lilian last year (and the chaos that brings…)

To celebrate a brand-new year, I’ve collated a selection of highlights from the FamChat over the past year. Primarily because I find it thoroughly entertaining, and this is my space to share that which I find entertaining.


When mum and Steph paid me back…

payment transfer - use


Miley face 🙂 …

miley face - use



When Lora turned herself into a box of eggs…

lora eggs - use



Facebook marketplace…

facebook marketplace - use



Paul McCartney

paul mccartney - use



When mum and Lilian finally captured and released the field mouse that had been brought in by the cat, and was running riot in the living room furniture…

mouse-gate - use



When mum became self-conscious about her neck…

neck minge - use



When Steph and her fiance bought an old house for renovation…

ghosts - use



When mum started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer

buffy - underground fortress - use

buffy - slut in graveyard -use

buffy - award- use

buffy - stammer - use



When mum’s Buffy marathon was interrupted by grandad probs…

grandad phone probs - use



When mum started watching Buffy out of sequence and felt our collective disappointment…

*Don is the American pronunciation of ‘Dawn’

buffy - out of sequence 1 - use

buffy - out of sequence 2 - use

buffy - out of sequence 4 -use




famfabulous - use


Author: Alyssa

PR professional. Comedy enthusiast and cat lady.

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