I’m just relaxing from clearing up after having a girl friend to lunch. We haven’t seen eachother really for about 7 or 8 years…she came to my 50th but so did lots of others and I didn’t get a chance for an indepth chat!
So this was our chance to hear all about our children, husbands, lives and of course other people we know!
We first got to know eachother in the Church rooms, when odau children were at playgroup, then in school playgrounlocals ourlocal primary school, the car park of our prep school and boarding school. There have of course been lots of lunches, suppers, coffees etc in between when I have managed to book myself in…she is a very busy woman! She has managed to fundraise for her local Hospice for the past 10 years, (over £100,000!) she is a church warden, she is always doing but always has time for her friends. A lovely woman.
I can’t get over how long it is since we chatted. We both have lost people, worried about our kids’ futures…what mother doesn’t! The lovely thing is how easy it was to start up where we left off! The only difference between us now and then is the odd (!) grey hair…must book hair appointment!
And now I feel warm and fuzzy (without the alcohol! She was driving! ), and pleasantly tired. Lovely memories are bobbing up, and although some of them are sad ones, it is good to remember them too …. After all life is full of ups and downs, good and bad times, and it’s your friends who are there throughout both that are the blessings.
Now, tea I think, perhaps a bit of Alan Titchmarsh, a quick walk with the dog…and perhaps some email writing to other old friends.