Forever Friends

Friendship has been on my mind a lot lately; perhaps because of the death of my Nan, and perhaps because of the up-coming wedding of one of my closest school friends…whatever the reason, I’ve been thinking, and thinking inevitably leads to me blogging because that’s just what I do.

I consider myself extremely lucky with friends. All through secondary school I had the most legendary group of friends and to this day we are (mostly) still in touch despite life having taking us separate ways. I’m very aware that at times I have been a downright nightmare, an anti-social stroppy cow who does stupid things…and yet still, still these people stick by me, support me time after time and let me know they care. I’ve lost count of the wonderful things they have done for me over the years; from surprise parties to surprise hospital visits (and err, helping me plant toothbrushes in a garden) and one day I hope I can do something to show them how much  they all mean to me.

And then there are the online friends, the ones I have met and never met. The bloggers, the tweeters and the e-mailers who are always there to lend an ear, dish out advice, make a decision or make me laugh. The ones who introduce me to Yo! Sushi and a proper G&T. Chances are that if you are reading this post you are among those friends…and so I’d just like to say thank you.

One thing the last month has taught me is never to take what you have for granted. Appreciate it, it can be taken away in the blink of an eye.

On that note, I am going to take my own advice, stop being so loner-ish and make more effort to show the people I care about most that I can still be that fun and happy girl…and show them ALL a good time. (And yes, that does mean trying harder to get to more blogger related things, too)

Thank you.

15 comments for “Forever Friends

  1. Next week I’m having lunch with my oldest friend, we’ve known each other 27 years. I don’t see her that often but we have a really strong friendship.

    Friendships change so much over the years. As I’ve got older I’ve learnt to ditch the toxic people and concentrate on the true friends, no matter where I know them from.


  2. Glad you’re feeling more positive lovely 🙂


  3. aw this is so sweet, hurrah for blogger budz!


  4. You’re certainly a lucky girl.
    Its hard to admit, but I really don’t have friends maybe 2 or 3 at a push – I has 3 nervous breakdowns in the space of 2 years and all my friends walked away from me and it was hard being so lonely, but it did help me realize how wonderful my family are.

    I just wish it was easy to let go of the past to make new friends, and hopefully one did it will be.

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  5. This is a lovely post, I love this bit of what you say..
    “Never take what you have for granted”

    Jess x

  6. such a nice post x

  7. This is such a lovely post 🙂 it’s so easy to take things in life for granted, sometimes it really helps to step back and reflect on things. I haven’t been overly successful with friends in the past, I have a few who I am so lucky to have. I’ve always believed it’s best to have a few lovely friends rather than loads of ones who aren’t really true friends 🙂
    love Holz oxo

  8. I am so jealous of people who have good friends because sadly I don’t have really good friends. Makes me sad.

  9. aw *hugs* to you. Hurrah for friends x

  10. Moving countries really made me appreciate who my real friends are. I really need to show them a big thank you a lot more.

  11. Such a humble post! Friendship really is one of the greatest gifts in life xxx

  12. You are awesome and that’s why you have so many wonderful friends and you deserve every one!

    Maria xxx

  13. great images!!!! really country effect, adore the outfit thus stylish and lovely!!!