grateful for friends

Joining in with Maxabella over here



When we left Sydney to move down south, I think the thing I was most nervous about was leaving my friends. I'd done it a few times already. We'd left Sydney to move to London. Left again to move to Brisbane. Leaving Brisbane actually turned out to be the hardest thanks to the most wonderful and fabulous people we had to say goodbye to. (A few in particular I still miss every day and WISH I could convince to move down here.)

Of  course there are a couple of friendships which are impervious to distance and I'm very lucky to have those. They remain, where ever we both are, whatever business or commitments keep them busy and however bad I am at returning calls, emails and texts.

But leaving Sydney left me thinking I'd never find another truly fabulous wider group of friends. I must have used up my life's quota by now. 

It's therefore come as a surprise that there are kindred spirits here. Even on this particular little country lane. 

I've been welcomed and included and sought out and brought along. I'm intensely grateful for this, because we intend to stay here forever. Which means these amazing women are likely to be friends for a very long time. 

Very, very grateful.

For new friends, and old.





11 Comments on “grateful for friends

March 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

What a beautyful outing… Im really glad to see you both and i can feel my childhood days… Your costumes are simply superb.. Keep on sharing more stuffs..

March 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Oh that’s beautiful. Your posts have been very moving.

March 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Ah yes I agree, friends are simply the best 🙂

Sim at Kookaburra Laughs
March 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I had a similar moment today. Been here, south coast NSW for 18 months straight from London. I so cherished today the lovely commmunity here and beautiful friends I have made. The generosity and kindness of the human spirit is sometimes astounding.

March 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Those little friends will be friends for life too!

There’s a life quota on friends? Who knew! x

March 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm


I dont believe that there is a life quota – if we go out looking we will always find friends.
We have moved seven times in eight years and I have always managed to find lovely people to call FRIENDS – honestly though – each time we move is harder and I feel a little like you – but throw myself out into the community as soon as possible.

Looks like these two will be friends for a long time too:)

naturally carol
March 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

You must be a wonderfully friendly person yourself to have made such a good bunch of friends in all the places you’ve been.

March 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

And splashing together in puddles is surely one of the best ways to make lifelong friends!

March 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

a – funny where friends find us isn’t it.

Jodie Petrov
March 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

I cannot wait for the day that I can say we intend to stay somewhere forever! xx J.

Carly Findlay
March 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm

beautiful photos 🙂


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