This month, my story is about friendship across the miles and how it's still possible to think the same thing at the same time.
You will know, I'm sure, that Sian is an extremely talented scrapbooker and has been chosen to join the design team of the new and eagerly awaited Scrap365 magazine. If I lived closer to her, I'd have asked her out for a glass of bubbly to celebrate her fantastic news. But I don't and couldn't. Instead, I sent her a postcard of a famous pub to tell her I was thrilled for her and that I was raising a metaphorical glass to her success.
Dear, dear Ruth,
9.00 am. Clanking noise coming from our utility room.
The Tall One: Dad, what are you doing in there?
The Accountant: Sorting out your mother’s empties for the recycling
Sian: Oh, hah ha very funny. It’s actually mostly jam jars
TTO: True, X and Y haven’t been round in a while. You need a new drinking buddy Mum
Sian: Mmm..maybe Ruth will come back soon...
11.00 am. Post comes through the letterbox
TTO: Mum, you’ve got a postcard from Ruth with a picture of a pub on the front!
I swear, this is exactly what happened. So it just goes to show that great minds think alike; and great friends are great friends – even if they aren’t just round the corner. So thank you, thank you. And cheers!!
So there you have it.
The miles don't count between friends.
Happy Mail is always happy mail, whether it be delivered by the Postie or through cyber space
And my next trip to Sian's city is in the planning. We'll be having that drink face-to-face, that's for sure.