Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Friends and stuff

(from here via here)

This weekend was a rare treat full of friends.
 Friday I took the afternoon off work and dedicated my spare time to cake and chat.
Saturday, O and I walked into town and got some messages then came home and watched the rugby (the fact that I worked at the same time is beside the point).
Sunday we met up with University friends for lunch, it is amazing the bond that is formed through the terror of having just left home for the first time. Some of these friends I haven't seen since graduation 8 years ago.
Times have changed, the 17 year old boy who couldn't make a Pot Noodle now cooks everything from scratch. The shyest boy imaginable came with his wife and baby girl. It was amazing how quickly we settled in to the same old banter.
The strangest thing was revisiting our student haunts which are now different, full of new (very young looking) students and do not look good in the daylight.
Monday (we were supposed to go to O's parents for the weekend but changed our plans so we could make the Sunday meeting), we had a rare week day off together without any plans. The men came and fixed our broken skylight only 6 weeks after a huge gust of wind took it off the roof. We finally got round to booking our hotel in Rome and got lots of household admin sorted. It is rare that we have efficient days.

Hope you all had a good weekend.


  1. Sounds like a wonderfully packed weekend!

  2. ROME!!!! How marvelous. I went to Rome 10 years ago with my sister and it was magical.

  3. Uni friends, the good ones, really are for life! Id call that a weekend well spent. :)

  4. What a fantastic weekend! I love being able to pick up right where I left off with old friends. :)

    And Rome! Oh, how I miss Italy! I was only in Rome for a few days, but I walked alllll over the place. Must go back. MUST. You guys will have a fabulous time, I just know it.

    Oh! DJ and I watched the end of the England v Scotland rugby game. I think I sort of mostly understood what was going on. :)

  5. sounds wonderful! so great to meet up with old friends! you must be so excited for Rome!!!

  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend; im now working with one of my few friends from my first degree which is funny how its turned out. Its her hen night this weekend which should be fun!


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