I recently saw a post on the lovely Leah’s blog, Just Me, Leah about her best friends and she has kindly allowed me to use her idea.
I’m not the type of person to have lots and lots of friends. I have, and I prefer to have a few close friends. I feel incredibly lucky that my really close friends are like family to me. We are quite a diverse group and when you actually listen to how many differing opinions we have on everything, it is amazing that we all get on, but we fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. None of us the same but fitting together perfectly.
My oldest friend is my best friend Vicky. Being of the same name we always used to introduce ourselves as “Double Trouble”. I have known Vicky since secondary school and she is the most unbelievable friend.
She is a rock when I need her, always supportive and knows me, inside and outside. Vicky has known me through depressed times, slightly wild and crazy times, through reflection and into happiness. All the while she has stood by my side, letting me carve my own path as she knows I prefer to do, cheering me on from the sideline and generally being bloody awesome.
My other best friend I met through Vicky’s husband, who is also brilliant. Shona and I had an unusual start in that neither particularly liked the other on first meeting, or second meeting come to that! It took a night out with mutual friends for us both to realise that in fact we actually could be really good friends.
Shona is an incredibly loyal friend and someone who will always have your back. The trait I love most in Shona that is that she shoots straight from the hip. You will always get the honest opinion from her. I rate honesty and loyalty very highly when it comes to friends and you couldn’t get someone more loyal or honest than Shona.
Here are a few photos of me and my lovely girls.
|Midnight on New Year's Eve - Portugal
I'm a lucky girl!