I’m finally close to leaving for Barcelona! Last time I went on holiday with my two friends is 17 years ago when we went on our first trip without parents to Cyprus. It is still a holiday we all think back on as being one of the best holidays ever. A lot has happened since then, we have five kids between us, one is married, one has been married and then divorced, but I think we all feel like we have come a long way at the same time as we are still the same. By the same, I mean the same friends, our friendship has always been strong and although I have lived abroad for most of the last 15 years I still feel as close to them as if we were 16 again.
Although we have been at different stages in our lives and they had children much earlier than me that haven’t changed how our friendship has always been. Having children has made me even closer to them, because once you get children you understand exactly what the other person means when they say ‘I’m exhausted, but happy at the same time’. Although your other friends without children would try to understand the best to how you feel after not sleeping in months, they never entirely will until they have children.
The picture was taken when we had a our birthday party together when we all hit the big 3-0 a few years ago. It was a really good party, but I had gone through a tough summer so when I think back on it I could have enjoyed it more than I did. I will definitely do that next time we have a party together, and the time after. Because there are going to be many times when we will enjoy our friendship together and I look forward to having them closer to me than now in homely surroundings. Until then I will enjoy their company in Barcelona.
I’m wearing Asos dress and Topshop shoes.