Friday, 21 December 2007

Friends Old & New

Last weekend my friend Janice from Cornwall (on the right) came to stay. We have been best friends for 44 years! This picture was taken when we were 14 years old. We've been friends through all stages of our lives - as teenagers, our weddings, our first homes, our babies, toddlers and then having teenagers ourselves. Now we are middle aged ladies (though we hate to admit it) with grown up children and our conversations are no longer about boys and the Beatles and now are more likely to be about hot flushes and how we don't want to be grannies........yet!

Last night I had a dinner party for more of my close friends, the newest being Jane (co website owner) of 2 years and the longest one of 17 years. We toasted 'Friendship' and I also thank all you new friends I have made through blogging for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.


  1. It looks as if your celebrations have well and truly started having gathered all your friends together for the evening. I love the black and white photo of you and your lifelong friend, what a treasured item and you must have so many great memories of your adventures together too. I am looking forward to keeping up with all the blogs in 2008, until then I wish you and your family every happiness over the festive period and into the New Year. Louise x

  2. Hey, your conversations with friends sound much like mine - except the granny bit, I don't have any children. Hope your Christmas dreams come true.
    Lucy x

  3. Hello Ruth
    I have sent you an email re: Coverack... I hope you receive it... I am so excited that you lived there too!
    Would love to talk more about our mutual Cornish home...
    Love Michele
    P.s I love reunions and the older I get the more I yearn to see old friends.. How lovely that you have kept in touch with yours for all those years!

  4. How lovely to be with your longtime friends. Your "old" photo is such a treasure! Thank you for stopping by Eleanor & Ruby. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas. Leisa

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ruth.
    It is so special that you have kept this friend most of your life!
    I have a friend of 44 years too, my best friend Carole!
    I look forward to 'blogging' with your in 2008
    Hugs from a blog friend Carol xx

  6. Hi Ruth

    What a wonderful get together you had!

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

    Clare x

  7. Hi Ruth

    Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

    Hope to see more of your beautiful posts in 2008.

    Victoria x