I had a visit this weekend from a friend. I first met P in 1971 on our first day at Comprehensive school. She sat in front of me and we started chatting - we've been chatting ever since!
We have managed to stay in touch when she went to Uni and I didn't. When she moved to live in Athens (and I didn't!!) and even though she lives in the south, and I am in the north.
We have always had a lot in common, and our interests are still very similar.
We had our children at the same time and have seen each other about once a year since we had our first babies.
Her visit this weekend was well timed and coincided with hubby's working weekend. Her partner was away working too.
We had breakfast out, wandered around pretty villages, stately homes and gardens. We nattered and chattered - for hours and hours. Drunk tea, coffee, wine and gin and caught up on movies neither of us had seen.
I realised that it was the first time we had spent time just on our own since for over 25 years.
It was fab.