Old Friends, New Friends.

The truth is that when you get to a certain age, making great friends becomes harder. Moving to another country, mid-thirties with three kids is certainly not the best idea for anyone’s social calendar. But then you make friends with someone quite special and you known that it is totally possible.

The past couple of months I have been hanging out with a gorgeous ozzy gal who makes me laugh like I’m a little kid again. This is great…apart from the fact that she is going back to England (where she actually lives) in a couple of days. We have had such fun. Mostly at her house with all our kids running about. Although a couple of times we have managed a night out – one at a 70’s bar which had a roller booting couple dancing on a bar roof. Another in a Greek restaurant, with dancing waiters (who made us dance too). Both nights we drank and talked, and talked and drank some more. It is not often you meet someone you click with instantly. Someone who gets your silly jokes and giggles along with you. I will miss her so much (but will be looking for her replacement!).

So I’m back to thinking about my girlfriends in London…what are they up to? Have they been for tapas lately? Or to Borough Wines? How was that 40th birthday party I missed? I feel both envious of the fun they will be having together and happy that the ones that met through me are still getting together. I wonder if it is like in a film, where they look to an empty chair and sigh saying “oh, we do miss Laura. It’s just not the same around here” The reality is they are super busy ladies with families and jobs. When they find time for a night out they will be sitting laughing and drinking as it should be.

The next glass of wine I have, I shall stop for a moment to think of how lucky I am to know such wonderful, driven and quite frankly adorable women. All of whom are totally mad in their own unique way.

I like that thought that we all have a load of friends out there that we have not yet discovered.

Old friends, even new friends are just that, Friends – no matter what the distance.



  1. Paula Hughes · March 28, 2015

    We do. We do look at that empty chair (well imaginary one anyway!) and stop to think about lovely Laura who is equally bonkers but in the most brilliant of ways!

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    • ladyquist · April 6, 2015

      I’m sure you are just saying this!!! Come visit will ya!


  2. Charlotte kirkhope · March 29, 2015

    yes, I do. I look up at your old flat on my way out in the morning and my way home in the evening. Lola and Mac mention S, P & S with such matter of factness….I still have a lump in my throat. X

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    • ladyquist · April 1, 2015

      oh, Charlotte. We miss you all so much. I do hope you come visit…….soon!!!


  3. Lesley · April 3, 2015

    Lady I miss you! I always wished we could have spent more time together in the last couple of years. I can really relate to your experience! I think of you regularly and hope you find another friend to giggle with until you pee your pants! Love you beautiful, Lx


    • ladyquist · April 6, 2015

      We miss you all too. and yes we really should have hooked up a little more but I guess that’s the life a busy family. I knew you were around if I needed you and vice versa. Big love to you all!


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