I’ve got a very close group of friends that I met when I was the grand old age of 5 years old. Others I met much much later at the age of 8. Over the years we have worn our cool attire from the 80s, and not so stylish shell suits from the 90s. We have played in the streets till the street lights went on and our mums screamed for us to “get inside!!” and gone through school, colleges and different universities managing to stay very much in touch.

There have been times when a good time is a takeaway.

There have been times in Paris where we (Ok *I*) thought our hotel looked /was Sacre Couer. It turned out to be a shoddy youth hostel using the Sacre Couer as a little advertising con.

Or times where hours have gone by nattering…about nothing.

Or times in restaurants, eating.

And yakking…about nothing.

Or the time in the Sistine Chapel sneakily taking pics of the ceiling that had a ban on any photos.

Or…just sitting around eating ice cream…

Ice Cream

Looking back, there has been a lot of eating. Girls know how to have a good time!


  1. Sonia Cisco February 13, 2013 / 6:58 am

    You can’t beat your oldest mates!

  2. Sarah MumofThree World February 13, 2013 / 6:58 am

    What lovely memories! I always envy people with really close female friendships. I have the same group if friends I’ve had since childhood, but we’ve never gone on holiday together.

    • Notmyyearoff
      February 14, 2013 / 9:01 am

      I miss that bit now as its been a few years!

  3. Countryidyll February 13, 2013 / 9:37 am

    So good to keep up with girlfriends from when you were young and to get away on holiday with them and… I have to say…. that icecream looks scrummy.. can almost taste it! lol

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:58 pm

      The ice cream was verrrrry nice 😉

  4. Jaime Oliver February 13, 2013 / 11:13 am

    that picture looks good enough to eat! I love my girly times with my friends too 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 11:06 pm

      Girly times are the best aren’t they?

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 11:07 pm

      It really was! You have to go to Rome just for the ice cream I think!

  5. Suzanne February 13, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    It’s so important to have a good group of girls in your life that have been there and supported you through many ups and downs. What precious memories you have! Loving the ice cream pic 😉

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:52 pm

      The Ice cream always makes it all a lot nicer 😉

  6. Charly Dove February 13, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    That’s a great post – a lot of memories behind those words!

  7. theminimesandme February 13, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Im still in touch with friends from when I was 5 too but don’t get to see them as often as I would like. Lovely post x

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:54 pm

      We mostly keep in touch on phones now. People should never be able to mine away! 🙂

  8. Susan Mann February 13, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    Those look amazing and you can’t beat old friends. xx

  9. A Patchwork Life February 13, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Lovely post. Don’t know what I’d do without my old girlfriends, and we really are getting on now.. They got me through last year when my OH was away. Think I’d have lost the plot without them!

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:51 pm

      I think they’re a complete lifesaver even when they’re miles away. Especially when the OH is away too!

  10. Mama Owl February 13, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    What wonderful memories. I miss my old friends, they all seem to have drifted off as we’ve grown up, makes me sad 🙁 x

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 11:01 pm

      I do have some friends I’ve completely lost touch with which is sad but I’m glad I still have the original bunch!

  11. Kelloggsville February 13, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    I too let my friendships from early years slide. Hold on tight, they are so very worth it.

  12. st February 14, 2013 / 1:21 am

    I think I remember those shell suits:) And along with the eating must be the wine:)

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 11:00 pm

      Hehe I am hoping my mum destroyed my shell suit!

  13. Only Best For Baby February 14, 2013 / 9:35 am

    There’s nothing like lasting friendships. I’ve just been catching up with some girlfriends I haven’t seen since school (we usually live on the other side of the world from one another) and it’s like time hasn’t passed! x

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:55 pm

      We have this too. Great to have friends like that!

  14. farfromhomemama February 15, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I miss my girlfriends! Even more so after reading this. You can’t beat old friends that you’ve known for years. So much shared fun.

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 11:04 pm

      You definitely can’t. Hope you see your soon on your trip back!

  15. Emily February 15, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    Yum! We had ice-cream like that with kids in Nice was amazing! X

    • Notmyyearoff February 18, 2013 / 10:56 pm

      I think they do some of the best ice creams in those parts don’t they?

  16. jenny paulin February 19, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    i LOVE that you sum up your good times with your girlfriends with eating! its so true aswell because my friends and I have always had a good time when out eating a meal or at home eating cake.x

  17. TheBoyandMe February 20, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    This is a bloody brilliant take on the theme, refreshing for it not to be cutey girls in pink stuff. Girl friends are so special aren’t they?

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