These are some of my friends, at a Christmas Girlymer.
What is a Girlymer?
These are not just any friends, these are my oldest friends , there are seven of us.
My newest friend, I have been friends with for 24 years, one of them I have known since we were babies, the rest I either went to junior school and or secondary school.
We have been together whilst having children or choosing not to have children, whilst getting married, getting divorced and getting re-married.
We have lived close together and far apart, I have shared a house with one of them, shared boyfriends with none of them and my brother has married one of them (please see: http://howilikemycoffee.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-best-friends-wedding.html)
With this length of friendship, our friendships have changed, developed and evolved. We can argue like family as we know the love is unconditional, they can frustrate me, like family, and they can show their love in the most unexpected but great ways.
I am lucky to have them and appreciate them and think about them often (as I don't live close enough to pop around for a coffee).
I am currently trying to organise the next girlymer at my house, I will let you know how that goes soon ...