So my friend Nicky is coming to stay with us for a few days, with her two teenage daughters Georgia May Loolly (she’s 16 this year so she’ll kill me for that, but I think it’s funny!), and Amber Bamber, who I think is more interested in the dogs than us if she was honest, they have been to the spa to get themselves ready.
I have been friends with Nic for twenty-nine years, a frightening amount of time that makes me feel old, and we have been through many times, good and bad, together. I haven’t seen her for over a year, and I am very excited to see them.
Nic has been through a tough time this year, sadly her mum died earlier in the year, and I hope that coming here and just being in close touch with nature, and enjoying the really simple life, will replenish her reserves and help her adapt to the crap that life dishes out to you at times (all part of it’s rich tapestry). When we lose someone we love I do believe that it is one of the times where, for good mental health, we should stop and reflect on our lives, because whether we want it to be or not it is a time of change.
So here is to a wonderful five days, whatever the weather; a few (that may be a slight lie) glasses of red wine, and lots and lots of chilling with my friend.