I was born and brought up in Kent until I moved to Buckinghamshire when I was 14. But I have kept in touch with my two best friends; we met at Thurnham Infant School when we were 6! Over the years we have continued to keep in touch, first when I moved and we’d write letters (no snapchat then) and we’d have holidays at each other’s houses then there were boyfriends, weddings, children, divorces and house moves but we still love to get together and still giggle as much as we ever did. We’ve had 40+ years of fabulous, fun and friendship. These days our get-togethers are a little easier as our children have grown up so weekends are simpler to arrange.
I really value their friendship and the years have made our bond even stronger, we love to reminisce about our school days, we lived on a small housing estate on the edge of a pretty Kent village and our weekends and holidays were filled with traditional pastimes – playing in the garden with the sprinkler in the summer of 1976, making camps, dressing up, bike rides, playing in the garden, we were ‘Brownies’ and then ‘Guides’ together, we all went to the same RC church and to the same schools. We did our First Holy Communion and our Confirmation together. We started secondary school together. We celebrated birthdays and special occasions, I remember the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Street Party on our road, we ‘performed’ together on floats for the annual village carnival, and we did our junior school play ‘Dick Whittington’ together. Our parents were friends, our sisters were friends and now we all have Facebook, Instagram and Email it is easier to keep in touch. My son and one of my friend’s sons have hit it off and have met up and spent some time socialising together.
This weekend we all got together for dinner, as one of them, after going through a difficult couple of years, has now settled in a new home and it was great for us to go and see where she is living now. Myself and Mr FF drove down late Saturday afternoon and booked into a small hotel in nearby Cranbrook, the sun shone all weekend and we enjoyed a few glasses of prosecco together and the inevitable giggling.
I treasure our friendship and long may it last!
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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