Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm grateful for.......

This week I am grateful for......

Old friends

On Thursday I dropped my kiddies off early at my sisters and drove an hour and a half to Ballarat. My reason for the drive was for a long overdue catch up with a lovely friend. We both started teaching art the same year in country Victoria many years ago. Now, after marriage, mortgages and children, catching up is not so easy. She is mid way through her pregnancy and I am so excited that she has baby number 3 on the way.
Our day consisted of coffee, lunch and our true passion..........op shopping. This woman has style and can spot a treasure a mile away and she knows where to go to pick up a bargain.
As always I received a HUGE bag of vintage clothes from her, Wow!
I just love those special friends that although you may not see each other often, when you do its back to where you left off.....very special indeed!



Driving by myself
- no toilet stops
- no fighting
- no asking when we will be there
- no packing of snacks, drinks, extra clothes and activities to keep little ones busy
- no answering questions, reading road signs aloud, refereeing arguments and generally no talking....
- listening to my music and singing as loud as I wanted!



For more take a look over at And then there were four.

11 comments:

Quill and Ink Handmade said...

Driving by myself is one of my favourite things too :)

Lyndel said...

oh lovely! yes, driving by myself is one of my favourite things too.

Knicky Knacks said...

Love it, love it. We all have to do this more often. I'm doing the same next Wednesday night. Can't wait.

Renea said...

Ah yes, I'm hearing you there girl!

delia hornbook said...

aahh lovely warm post. Being by yourself is a great feeling some times ;-) have a grea weekend, dee x

MultipleMum said...

I love a good op shop! How much fun, and even better to receive hand-me-downs from a stylish (and fabulous) friend. Thanks for linking up and enjoy the clothes x

mel @ loved said...

Fantastic!! It's so great to be in the car alone, I can totally relate to that list. Glad you found time to catch up with your friend, those kinds of friendships are just the best, lucky you..x

Kylie said...

Sounds delightful!

Big and Little said...

I savour those solitary drives!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Driving solo feels like such a luxury!!

Sounds like a really great day to hang out together.

Now I want to see these op shop finds lady! Bust them out sister.

Kate said...

Sounds like the best day ever!!
Ticks all the boxes I say...good company, good mate, new clothes and a bit of time away from the smalls.
Hope you get to do it again soon.