People I love, part 2

Way back in March I started this series, with a post on my darling friend Naomi. Since then many names have gone on my list of people I’d like to feature in one of these posts but life and love and work and moving have conspired to stop the series progressing. But tonight, finally, I can tell you about my second member of the gang.

The lovely Jenna! (a.k.a. Jenga….um…..if you’re me!)

Jenna and I became friends when I moved up to Forres for the last two years of high school, bonding through a love of singing, a class we took together (Jenna’s younger than me, but we took Art module together. Man, I sucked at that class. I was too busy being all angsty and teenage!), and a mutual friend. We got on well, but when I went off to uni, drifted apart. As you do.

However, five years later, we found one another online….I think it was myspace?…and got to chatting about memories of our silly days in Euphoria, what we’d been up to since school, music….the whole shebang. And slowly but surely the friendship rekindled.

Over bottles of wine in Edinburgh and chats on facebooks, silly postcards and flying visits we once again became each others silly, kooky friends.

And how blessed I am to have a friend like Jenna. She’s clever, funny, and witty. She’s fiercely loyal, but also the kind of friend who won’t shy away from telling you the truth, even if it isn’t pretty. She’s wicked talented, possessing a truly beautiful voice (which just goes perfectly with her beautiful heart, as is only fitting).

She is a girl in a million, and I’m so glad to be part of her life and have her be part of mine. And I cannot wait to be her bridesmaid come October. Just one question, Jenna – as it’s in Texas, can I wear a Stetson?

Love you honey!

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PS Part three….soon….


  1. Riot Kitty
    1st August 2009 / 8:49 pm

    You are so sweet! What a lovely post.

  2. Jenna
    1st August 2009 / 9:00 pm

    Aw…you just made me cry! *sniff* Thanks lovely, such a sweet blog, I'm very touched. I'm so glad we did get back in contact eventually. You really know you've got a real good friend when you can slot right back into place after years out of eachothers lives, a wonderful thing!Thanks for all the fun times, spontaneous pedaloing, wine, wine, wine (sometimes in pyjamas), good chats and for always spreading the Miss Thornley sunshine 🙂 So excited about October!xxx mwah

  3. Chris M
    1st August 2009 / 9:50 pm

    This makes me so proud to be marrying such a wonderful person! You're so sweet Claire. I can't wait to finally meet you in person and give you a hug…btw.. Stetsons are expensivo!See you in October!

  4. Kristin
    1st August 2009 / 10:13 pm

    LOL about the Stetson hat!I was going to answer your question about if I ship internationally. I don't normally, just because I have no idea what it costs to ship internationally. Ha! I can find out at the post office this week though if you would like to order some of my notecards. Thanks!

  5. rawbean
    2nd August 2009 / 5:23 am

    Wow what a nice post about your friend. I can't wait to see pictures from this wedding!

  6. Wiwille
    2nd August 2009 / 8:02 pm

    Awe that's so cute. Really it's adorable.

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