Monday, 1 November 2010


Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, a long time ago....

Back in 1991, when I was working in London, I joined a theatre group called Group64, where I met Danielle, and we became friends. Then, life being what it is, things changed. I moved back to Devon, Danielle married and moved to Hong Kong, having paid me a brief visit in 1993 when I was pregnant with Adrienne. Regular Christmas cards have passed between us ever since but we have not seen each other for 17 years. Until today...

Today 17 years could just as well have been 17 minutes. Danielle was in the area on work and called in to say 'hello'. She said I look just the same, I think she was being kind, grey hairs, wrinkles and three children all clearly having made their mark on my body. She really does look the same though. We talked for hours, naturally, having a lot to catch up on, and the time just whooshed by. It's a shame she lives 5 hours away (yes, she did return from Hong Kong) because I could envisage regular coffee mornings or bouts of retail therapy.

It was a great day though, and nice to know that friendships can stand the test of time. Danielle, lets not leave it so long next time!

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