So, I didn’t blog yesterday.  But as I am shockingly verbose and prolific on here anyhow, I’m betting that makes next to no difference to you πŸ˜‰  But today I am back on it and writing on Rose’s chosen theme for the day – ‘best friends’. 

Like many people in their thirties, I don’t have a best friend, but instead I have an awesome crew of close friends.  Friends from school, uni, uni again, work, Junior League, Join Me, blogging…the crazy cast of characters in my life never ceases to amaze me and make me so, so grateful.  My friends are awesome – clever, talented, beautiful, cool, loving, kind and funny, funny, funny.

Last weekend Matthew and I were lucky enough to be joined by some of our wonderful friends for our engagement drinks – here’s just a small selection of the wonderful people we work, play and hang out with.  These photos really capture the fun of the evening and the laidback vibe πŸ™‚  Wherever we are, if our friends are there it’s a good time.  Looking forward to catching up with even more folk over the summer!

Dan, Henry and SiobhΓ‘n.

Matthew with Caroline and Sy, two of his work colleagues.  Caroline is a fellow Junior League girl too!

Holly and Lindsey – I’ve been to both of their weddings as Matthew’s guest, am looking forward to seeing them at our wedding next year!

Jane and Kate – two of the kindest, nicest people you’ll ever be lucky enough to meet.

I *love* my JLL sisters – Natalie, Lauren, Hayley and Bejay are all so funny and cute.  Bejay came for drinks after a whole day volunteering (alongside Eileen, my friend who has now joined JLL too) – what a trooper!  Later on, still more JLLers were able to make it – what a treat! 

My stunning colleagues, Emer, Jo and Margot – they are the other girl teachers in my building.  I was so pleased they could join us!

Tom, Matthew’s cousin Jo and his mum.  It was so wonderful to have Matthew’s parents to stay, and their faces when Jo and Tom arrived were a picture.  I really hope we can see more of them , they are a fab couple.

Laura, one of my dearest friends (and one of the many members of my awesome bridal squad) was able to come down for the weekend from Scotland.  She’s so sweet and so clever!

I love how well all my friends get on!

Hayley, Rory, Eileen, Dan – I can’t wait to party with these lovely people at Rory and Eileen’s wedding in two weeks! 

My friends always make me grin.

Alastair and Laura.  Alastair and his lovely girlfriend Emma I first met at Laura and James’s new year’s eve party.  Laura is impossibly pretty and spit-take funny, and engaged to James, one of Matthew’s best men.  James and Laura are also getting married next year! 

Laura, Jo and Aksinia.  I was Laura’s maid-of-honour a few years back and Jo gets married in 2014 as well (it’s going to be a busy old year!).  Aksinia is a true darling and it was so good of her to pop along after a long days work! 

Jo and I being ridiculous.

My colleagues are such fun!


I truly am blessed to have friends like mine.  Time spent with friends is always a real treat!


  1. Riot Kitty
    20th May 2013 / 2:51 am

    I didn't even realize that was a 30s thing, but it makes sense. I consider Mr. RK my best friend but other than that I like to have a few close friends.

  2. Siobhan
    20th May 2013 / 9:01 am

    I don't have that many best friends but have such a wonderful group of close friends I love too. It was so good to see so many of your friends at that party. πŸ™‚

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