monday night we went round to ruth and steve’s for another last supper. they are old family friends who knew both jane and i seperately even before we were going out (in fact ruth may have been partly responsible for us meeting as she ran the church music band where we met, and i think i remember a match-making lunch where she invited us both over …).
they are also one set of esther and kezia’s godparents, and Ruth is a proper northerner. we’ll miss them heaps.
here is my mum with jane’s parents and kezia.
we got photos of everyone before they left (well all except one family who did a runner before I had a chance to photo them). not sure if i’ll post them on here, but it was great to see so many friends. although the nature of a 10am to midnight party with friends throughout the day is that you don’t get a huge amount of time to talk to people.
the house was busy during the core party hours of 11am to 11pm. everyone is now tired and speechless. and a litle sad.
we went out for a last supper with our lovely friends tony and tanya last night. it was a bit of a last supper, although we’re expecting to see them again before we go. everything we do at the moment seems to end with ‘oh i wish we’d done more of this’.
T&T are among our closest friends and we will miss them.
i went out for a drink, a catchup and a bag of monster munch with my bestest mate paul last evening.
driving back home after, it struck me that although we probably only meet up once or twice a year, it’s the fact that we could do it more often which means we don’t need to. but i’ll miss it when we’re on the other side of the planet.
here’s a funny thing. on the way to my lunch yesterday i got a message from grahame who employed me when i first started at easynet (he’s now moved on to greater things)
he was out shopping round the corner so we met up for a refreshing fruit juice. he was there with his lovely wife.