16 Oct 2012

Hestia and..... an old friend

Once upon a time, two girls went off to university.  They had a blast.  And dubious taste in clothes as you can see.  Also, the one on the left clearly had no access to hair conditioner.  Or hair straighteners.  Or self respect.


But as time went on, they drifted apart - careers, husbands, new places to live....

And then someone invented Facebook.

And they got back together.  Twenty years later.



This is my oldest friend.  Technically, she's not my oldest.  She's my most long-standing friend.  Oh the stories she could tell you....but she'd better not :-D

She came down to the island to have a sleep-over with Sonshine and I and we just slotted back together as if the intervening 20-odd years had only been a heart-beat.

I compelled her to eat my lasagna and we drank her wine.  I think I got the better end of the deal!

I also wished that she could have stayed longer.

Here's to the next time we get together....and it won't be 20 years.

And here's Hestia's advice to you today - if there's someone that you've been meaning to phone/e-mail or even text, but you think that too much time has elapsed.  Just do it.  DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIT!

15 comments:

  1. I'm off to a school reunion at the weekend - there will be people I haven't seen in 30 years or so, though since FB, I have got together with a few old friends :)

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    1. FB does have it's uses! Have a great weekend!

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  2. It's been 30 years this year since I went to university. 30 bloody years! How did that happen? And I am still friends with and see the very first person I met moving into our flat as fresh-faced first years! You are right, it's good to keep/get in touch. xxx

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    1. We went in 81......it's terrifying to think that time is going past sooooo quickly! Even more frightening is that I've still got eye-liner from SECONDARY SCHOOL!!!!

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  3. thank you. there actually IS someone and i've been putting it off.

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    1. Do it. Just do it. What's the worst that can happen? And then blog about it, of course!

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  4. How fab! It's just the best feeling in the world to get back in touch with long lost friends and, like you say, it's often as simple as a phone call. x

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    1. I know! I don't know why we didn't do it sooner, Vix!

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  5. I met an old friend on my trip home. 40 years had passed, but she is still gorgeous, still hilarious and what is more important, still my friend.

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    1. That must more than make up for Iceland!

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  6. Love the photos :) Heart-warming story, too!

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  7. I like your curly hair, it's lovely. What are you both doing with Gary Barlow?

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