A few months ago, I received an email from a very close friend of mine (and also my ex-housemate, roomate and college mate) who was planning to come over and visit us here in Ireland. We were so excited and couldn't stop counting the days as it has been such along time since we had last seen each other. Needless to say, an opportunity like this one doesn't come around too often in our lives especially since we live so far away from each other.
So last Thursday, my husband went to the airport to fetch them. We've known each other for more than 10 years now and they are still the same. Very much like us. Yes, we're a little bit grown up (sideways if talking about my dear husband), have our own lives, careers and kids. As all of us went to the same college even our circulation of friends are almost identical.
To be honest, we had planned to do plenty of things but as always, there was so little time. Invitations to other friends' houses and eating non-stop were our main activities for the weekend. I do hope they enjoyed their stay over here. The most important thing really is I'm glad that they came and was really happy to see them again after such a long time.
My kids were so delighted and seeing my son smile again (after his best friend left for Malaysia a few months ago) and enjoying the company of my friend's son made me feel so happy. They couldn't pronounce each other's names but adorably called each other My Friend instead.
To... Ida & family, I know you don't even know the existence of this blog. But if somehow you do, I just want to let you know how over the moon I was to have you guys here. I really hope you enjoyed your holidays even though it was not that great. You are more than welcome and I really, really hope to see you again. It has been many years, I hope our friendship will remain the same and last forever. Thanks babe!