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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Reunion Night

When I was 16 I left school and went to college to study for a BTEC in Business and Finance. Whilst there I met up with these three girls, and we are still good friends 32 years on.
From left to right, Diane, Monica, Me, Desiree
We have talked on Facebook for ages about getting together for a catch up. The last time we were all together was 10 years ago at Monica's 40th birthday party. This year I put my organiser's hat on and arranged a meet up. Di, Mon and Des all live very close to Hemel where we grew up and went to college, and as my family still live there we decided to meet up in Hemel. My sister said she would put me up for the night which was great as I also got to spend some time with her!

So, on Saturday 4th October we met up and boy did we have fun! We talked and talked and laughed (and on Sunday I had virtually no voice!) and it was as if we had only seen each other a couple of months ago - no awkward silences! We did lots of reminiscing and looking at old photos, as well as catching up with each others' lives, although as we are friends on Facebook we do keep up with quite a lot!
From left to right, Desiree, Me, Monica, Diane
And I was determined to do a scrapbook page immediately! So when I returned on Sunday, after I had done my jobs, I pulled out my Noel Mignon Early Autumn kit and created this page.
It was so kind of Diane to have worn just the right shade of orange to go with the kit!
And it was great that this kit had so many bits and pieces in it about friendship! We are determined not to let it be 10 years before we all meet up again. In fact, we should all be getting together in December for Monica's 50th birthday party - fancy dress! That should make for some good scrapbook pages!


6 comments:

Sian said...

There's so much to love about this! That original photo (all looking like a photo from Smash Hits with those hair dos), the now photo, the fun you had, the page you made. A great post.

Melissa said...

Wow, that kit certainly worked perfect with your photo & theme for this layout! And kudos to you for getting this memory scrapped so fast. How FUN to have been friends for so many years!

Karen said...

What fun! And a great page to document it!

Sandra said...

With true friends it's always like no time has passed at all, and you've captured the fun you all shared

Melissa said...

I scraplifted this layout & blogged about it today: http://www.melissagross.blogspot.com/2014/10/scraplifting-weekend-4.html. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gail said...

What a great looking page and story! Sounds like you'll be having a lot of fun in December!