Friends and Family – a beautifully double booked weekend!


Happy Sunday Gang.
Things here in the land of us have been a bit busy the last couple of days. You may have heard me bemoan the fact we don’t always do a great deal at the weekends… Well, this weekend we decided to double book ourselves!

Well, obviously we didn’t decide to double book ourselves, who would do that? But we managed it anyway. For Father’s Day we got Dad a photography course, and one for Mr Dave too. And the first part of 2 was this saturday. At the same time there was a great offer for a gig at Blickling Hall, to see Roger Daltry perform Tommy. Both Dad and Dave are fans of The Who, and it fell this weekend, so they got tickets for that too. So we’ve had Dad here till today, which has been really lovely!

As well as this, an old school friend of mine was visiting from the great north. She arrived Friday night and we’ve spent the weekend chatting, reminiscing and drinking. And of course, she also knew Dad way back when. So the whole thing was just really lovely. Dad and Dave were busy, Vicky and I had plenty to do, and I personally have had a truly lovely weekend.

I’m always a bit weird about old friends, I’ve got a small handful that I keep in touch with, and I think facebook has a lot to answer for (not in a good way!), but there is something to be said for being with people who’ve known you since your first ill advised crush, or who were there helping you learn the lyrics to “On my own” in the library. There are some memories that should be held dear I think. And though there are many friendships that have fallen by the wayside, I hold very dear the ones that span the miles, and work, despite the probabilities!

These get togethers are also, usually, a little bitter sweet, I can’t think of anyone who has solely good memories, and I can’t help but lament the friendships that I’ve lost. There were people that made choices I disagreed with, or I felt did me wrong in some way, and I was reminded of one of those this weekend. I’m better for moving on, but it doesn’t hurt less.

Oooh, we took a bit of a philosophical turn there didn’t we!
I just wanted to say how lovely my weekend was… How was yours?


Huge congratulations to Hannah who ran the Race for Life today, with her mum!