Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

I am late writing this today, because I just got back from my writing group Christmas dinner.

This is the third Christmas dinner I have been to within the last week – the other two involved celebrating the end of a year with work colleagues, and gossiping with my reading group buddies.

Apart from the inevitable overeating (although I did choose a salad option tonight :-)) I really enjoy these get togethers. They create special moments, give us a chance to bond over completely disparate things. My work one was particularly like that because I am still relatively new to my team and don’t know people all that well.

It’s heartening, for me, to build up these new relationships, and celebrate the existing ones. It reminds me how full my life is right now and how lucky I am to be in a position to enjoy myself in this way. The writer in me also appreciates the group dynamics, the way people interact, the changes that occur when you move someone from one element of life into another…

Most importantly, I love that we all took the time out to spend with each other. What a marvellous sense of warmth and community can build from something as simple as a meal.

Happy writing,

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This week’s post isn’t about writing. I thought I’d better tell you that straight away so you could decide to move on to something more useful if you like.

Although I think this is kind of useful, in a way – it’s a Bloggers for Peace post really, so it has that in its favour!

Today marked the third monthiversary of my wedding (yes I know it’s not a real word but I’m working on it :-)). We decided when we got married that we would mark the day each month, make sure we did something special, or if we couldn’t for some reason them we’d at least think about our marriage in a conscious way. How long this’ll last is anyone’s guess but we’re trying!



Us with our bubbly stuff on our honeymoon!

It’s important to focus on people we care about. Last year I got back in touch with a friend who I hadn’t seen in 18 years and it’s been such a lot of fun getting to know each other again and catching up on the years – yesterday we went out for a girl’s night and we didn’t stop talking the whole time.

It made me think what a shame it was to have lost contact in the first place.

It was also a reminder how easy it is for contact to fall away.  You haven’t called someone in a month or so, and it stretches to six months, then a year, and finally you feel it’s too long, or you just stop thinking about that person altogether.  Life is like that.

But there have been lots of times when I’ve heard from someone out of the blue and it’s been such a pleasure that we instantly pick up contact and meet up or talk more regularly.

So celebrate your relationships, raise a glass to your monthiversaries, but don’t forget the person you haven’t spoken to in a few months.  Finding lost friends is worth just as much celebration!

Be peaceful,



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