Sunday 16 February, 11:31am
I am on my yearly meet up with my long distance friend. This year I am at her house in the Midlands but in previous years we have been to London, Paris, Liverpool, to name but a few, enjoying little mini adventures together.
My long distance friend and I were at primary and secondary school together. We shared a house in London in our young, free and single 20s. We once spent two months together working in a french chateau - cleaning, waiting at tables and partying into the night. So it's safe to say that I have known my friend for a very long time.
I love meeting my long distance friend. There is somehow so much history between us, we are almost like sisters. She has seen me change and develop over the years from the shy, gangly 10 year old to the mature, more confident, hopefully fun loving woman that I am today.
I am loving reconnecting with my friends from the past.
If this is something that you would also like to do, here are a few tips to get you started:
Whatever you may think of social media, it can be great for long distance friendships. It will keep you connected and involved in each other's lives.
Since my kids left home I have contacted a number of old long distance friends. As we head into our 50s and 60s, maybe with more time on our hands, somehow these friendships are all the more important.
If you have a date set up, you can start thinking about your next mini adventure together.
My friend and I are already thinking about our next meet up. Hay festival or a food festival have been mentioned...