I am feeling so much better - went back to the doctor yesterday and got different pills for the vertigo.
I am mightily relieved about this, as tomorrow I am off to a school reunion! Our class tries to have a get together about once a decade!
It is at this point that I:-
1) Wished I looked in the mirror more often - perhaps I could of done something about those wrinkles in my face a while ago.
2) Was more disciplined about things like moisturizer - then maybe my skin would not be like rhino-hide
3) Remembered to say "no thank you" to chocolate, coffee cake, new potatoes with butter and so on
But I didn't do any of these things - so there we go!
In our nearly 40'sFriendship is an amazing thing and throughout my life I have been blessed with wonderful friendships.
Some are fleeting and transient - a soul connection of two people who for that brief moment in a life time know that they are friends, this kind of friendship sometimes leaves the bittersweet memory of "if only ..."
Some friendships have a natural time span - they are wonderful for many years but then things move on and so does the friendship. No regrets - no blame - just the warm comfortable memories of shared laughter and shared lives.
Some are blossoming friendships - new and interesting in their newness - like the ones that are growing here in Wales since I moved back.
Also;- "cyber-buddies" the friendships developing because of shared interests, and ease of communication over the web. Friends who I may never meet in person - but who become friends nonetheless
Some friendships - are more enduring and my friendship with the three woman in these photographs has lasted for 4 decades! I think it is amazing.
We met at school when we were about 10 years old - and as we were at a boarding school our lives were perhaps more interlinked with each other, than those children who go to a day school. We have seen each others worst and best. My life is richer for knowing them.
We probably only meet up every few years as a foursome - but the joy of this friendship is we carry on just where we left off, it can be 2 years, 2 months or two weeks since we last saw each other it really doesn't matter.
This Spring the 4 of us went to Paris - to celebrate 40 years of friendship - although there was perhaps a little apprehension as to whether we would get on together for 5 days of constant company .... it was great and we had a ball. (it took me a week to get my voice back - and two weeks to recover fully - but hey!)
In our well over 40's!Now all you have to do is guess which one is me!
Oh - Ok our 50's
Oh - Ok our 50's