Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time with friends

I've not blogged much lately (apart from posting a couple of photos on my other blog) as I've been travelling all over Greece to visit friends.

I've just spent three days with my friend Aspa, who I'd not seen for years. Aspa and I started as pen friends when we were both 14 and soon became good friends. Despite following completely different paths in life, we have kept in touch for over 20 years, we still write the occasional letter (Aspa doesn't do computers) and enjoy each other's company whenever we get together. We've spent the last three days catching up, talking almost non-stop and even staying up until 3 AM each night to talk after putting the kids to bed. I've had the most wonderful time and can't wait to see her again.

It's true what they say, that the more time you spend with someone the more you miss them. Sometimes life gets in the way - the last time Aspa and I had a few hours of uniterrupted time together was 7 years ago - but we've both promised each other not to let another seven years go by before our next face-to-face chat.


Karen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the friend posts, you know I do! I think your summer (apologies to your hub!) far outshines last year, and you're just getting started!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tinsie, that's nice to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your trip to the North of Greece ;) what a lovely end to your 1 month there. I hope everything goes well for you and your family in the coming days.

Love Sandi xx

Tinsie said...

@ Karen: I knew you'd like this post :-) I've reconnected with a lot of friends over the last month, for which I'm both pleased and thankful.

Hubby's had a weekend in Greece, but it's not the same as a whole month ;-)

@ Sandi: Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

ShadowFalcon said...

Glad your getting the time to enjoy the company of good friends :-)

palmtreefanatic said...

time with friends is a must! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Tinsie said...

Thanks, guys!

Shionge said...

I love my penpals and now become true friends too - one in Denmark and the other in Birmingham, UK.

Great to see that you keep in touch with Aspa :D

Now blog buddies are like penpals of yesteryears....I became good friends with many of them too ;D

Tinsie said...

I'm the same, I have several good friends who started out as pen pals. Maybe in a few years I will have friends who started out as fellow bloggers :-)