Made up of two nursery nurses – one with a bit of a blogging obsession, a house, a fiance and a cat (I’m talking about me here), the other married with a daughter and another baby on the way, then we’ve got a Japan obsessed university student and a globe-trotting travel agent. That’s me and my best childhood friends…
I met Michelle (my fellow nursery nurse, mummy to Kayla and little pea) on our first day in primary school when we were four, I asked to play with her with the blocks and I’ve led her astray ever since. Sarah (a university student who can’t wait to head to Japan for a year and teach English as an Additional Language) moved to our primary school when we were 9 and at first we didn’t get on but we soon saw eye to eye and became the best of friends. Then there’s Rachel (a super outdoorsy travel agent) who we met in secondary school at the age of 11 and by the age of 15 she’d emigrated with her family to New Zealand, we kept in touch and she’s currently back over here for 2 years seeing friends, family and working but also spending a lot of her time travelling around Europe (I’m currently pestering her to make a travel blog because she’s been to so many amazing places).
As friends we’e so different, but also very much the same. We’re all at different stages in our lives despite being the same age and that makes life very interesting, however it also makes it harder to meet up, oh and add that to the fact that we all live in different cities now too. I’m in Nottingham, Michelle’s in Nuneaton, Sarah’s in Coventry and Rachel’s (currently) in London. But we always find time for each other and even after not seeing each other for a few months, as soon as we’re together it’s like we saw each other yesterday.
Friendships like that are special but it does make me sad that we don’t see each other as often as we should. Unfortunately life catches up on you and it’s never as simple as it should be to arrange to meet up. That said, I have the most amazing, supporting, caring and fun-loving friends I could wish for and I’m so grateful to have them in my life.