On Friday I went to visit Working Mum on the Verge and her delightful daughter. (You know the kind - the daughter that can hold a sensible and interesting conversation, does not whinge and whine and can sit and eat a full meal at table. The only kind of child I like!) Working Mum and I have been friends since were eight. her family moved around the corner from mine, she came to my primary school and the teacher said we had to be friends. And so we were. I have photos of her as Aladdin in the school play and memories of her taking breaks from exam revision to paint her nails with polka dots. We were even at the same University but lost touch after that as she moved to Manchester to begin her married life.
"So why do you like horses so much?"
"Becuase God just made me to like horses."
Then on arrival home Diane and I discovered the joys of Skype video calling and was able to oggle each others stash transatlantically for free. Better, I was sharing my plans to buy some Crazy Daisy china and Diane, in searching for a picture of the design as we talked, found me a store in the Uk selling it at cheaper prices than any I had seen. You gotta love the internet!
PS: To Lurking Roommate: Did I drive you very mad that first year?