Friday, 11 September 2015

Old Friend



Well the Australian adventure is almost coming to an end. Last night friends Nia and George took us for cocktails at the Shangri La ( we haven't had a cocktail since our last New York trip six years ago) then for a fabulous meal at the UBER trendy " Cafe Sydney" which overlooks Circular Quay"
We were spoilt to death.
I have known Nia since she was 13.
Then I was a gauche kid of 19 who was friends with her brother.
I had bad dress sense and an even worse hair cut and I had an unfortunate girlfriend called Nerys.
She had a pudding basin fringe and giggled a lot.
But we have always kept in touch....that's more than I did with her brother.

I helped to teach her to drive and took her to Oxford from Wales to start her nursing course.
And she was supportive and celebratory when Nerys got the heave ho and was replaced years later by a bad tempered sofa salesman from Yorkshire.......
Old friends eh?
You can't beat them.......

31 comments:

  1. all 3 of you look drunk. especially the prof. hey ho!

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    1. That was early on... And we were sober! Just

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  2. That is a great photo and Chris looks like he is having fun. What are your plans after Sydney ? Is it flying home ? Is Chris working in Melbourne ? For some reason I thought you mentioned Chris and Melbourne. So happy you guys are having a great holiday .

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    1. Chris was working in Melbourne two weeks ago......
      He's been here an age....
      tomorrow ( sunday here) we shall be flying home to wales.....
      And we are looking forward to the prospect of rabbit intestines trailed all around the house! ( not!!!)

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    2. Have a safe journey home. x

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  3. Amen, brother. Amen.

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  4. nery's sounds like a solid human!

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  5. What kind of cocktails?

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    1. A singapore sling........i forget the others

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  6. I love old friends because of all that history .. your lives now and your lives then ... lovely. Everyone looks so happy.

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  7. I wish you were staying in Oz longer. Flying all that way - three weeks is in order.As Ted Heath used to say, "Bugger the animals!"

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  8. "Old friends, you can't beat them" - how true.

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  9. I've been reading blogs a few times, but been preoccupied by a bit of a turn-up in the family in Seattle. I'll tell you about it in an email, but I've changed email addy. I'll send it somehow to you when you get back to Wales. I'd like your opinion on something.
    Looks like you've had a fab time, good for you. Going to be around Heathrow any time next month? I'm flying through with a couple hours layover.

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  10. A great ending for your trip.

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  11. What a wonderful vacation! I love the Professor's expressions.

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  12. Good friends we love, old friends we cherish.

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  13. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Sydney, on your honeymoon. Next time stay longer. Looking forward to reading your daily going ons back home with the menagerie. Safe trip.

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  14. My daughter was at that restaurant a week ago! She said the views were amazing but was disappointed by the vegan food. I think I would always be disappointed by vegan food. Hope you have a good trip back to Wales.

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  15. As Dolly sings..'you can't make old friends'...x

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  16. Brilliant photo, and how lovely that you get to catch up with an old friend in such wonderful surroundings :-)

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  17. Over already? Tut tut. You really must arrange a re-visit for soon.
    As for drinks I'd be happy with just two fingers please. - No, not THAT!

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  18. What fun. And I'm so glad you continued to improve your companions. Bowl-headed giggler, bad-tempered sofa salesman, photogenic professor.

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  19. Always sad to leave but good also to get to home sweet home. Safe travels to you two.(here's to a good seat on the plane)

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  20. Proving the old saying once more -- "new friends are silver, but old friends are gold."

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  21. THE PROF LOOKS TWO SHEETS TO THE WIND AND FEELING NO PAIN!!

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