Friends – The Gallery

This is one of my best friends. (Not the girl in the foreground, that’s me!). She’s actually my cousin and a year and a half younger than me.

Growing up we fought like cat and dog and, as we both are the only girls in our families, we are the closest thing we each have to a sister.

She is brilliant and has always been there for me. Besides my small group of actual best friends and my hubby she is probably the one that knows most about me and the one who has been there at my lowest, my hungriest and my happiest. We come from the same crazy family and have been through a lot together over the years.

We are chalk and cheese but there is a strong bond there. The kind of bond that always meets with a massive hug, continues with non stop chatter at a 100 miles an hour and parts with a massive hug.

You can’t see from this picture but I was at an extremely low point in my at the time and she made sure I kept busy. We went out every weekend and ate and laughed a LOT!

(Don’t tell her I told you!)

P.S This is the only photo she’d allow. I don’t like being centre of attention of anything like that.


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  2. Rachel February 29, 2012 / 9:16 am

    Sounds like a brilliant friend to have 🙂

  3. Erica Price February 29, 2012 / 10:30 am

    So nice to be close friends with your cousin. Didn’t really have that. Hoping that my son will have more opportunity.

  4. February 29, 2012 / 11:44 am

    That’s so lovely that you bonded with your cousin as so many friendships fade when you move to a different phase of your life, but cousins are always there!

  5. Herding Cats February 29, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    What a great post and such a great friend.

  6. Kelloggsville February 29, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    I have a cousin like that too x

  7. @byebyebirdieuk February 29, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    lovely post – i imagine she’s thrilled to read just how much she means to you x

  8. Vikki @ Mummy's Cheeky Monkey February 29, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Such a lovely post and a pic of 2 beautiful people xx

  9. sarahmumof3 February 29, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    how lovely you have such a bond with your cousin 🙂 x

  10. helloitsgemma February 29, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    friend and family – a wonderful combination.

  11. LauraCYMFT February 29, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    She sounds like a brilliant friend. Some of my best friends are my cousins!

  12. Jenny Paulin (@JennyPaulin) February 29, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    what a wonderful friend to have – i would be lost without my closest besets friends. they mean so much to me.
    btw you are very pretty x

  13. Mum of all trades March 1, 2012 / 10:13 am

    What a lovely friendship to have. I’m not close to any of my cousins.

  14. Multiple Mummy March 1, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    That does sound like true sisterhood! A beautiful post. x

  15. Sarah james (@apartyofseven) March 2, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    how fabulous that you had each other. 🙂

  16. susankmann March 2, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    What a gorgeous picture and story x

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