Nearly 30 years ago, when we moved back to Australia after our posting to KL, I made two very dear and special friends. One I met on my first day at my new school, which was actually my old school but Canberra has such a transient population that there were hardly any recognisable faces. I was allocated a seat at a double wooden desk next to D and promptly handed a Hymn book, a Bible and a sheaf of photocopied Prayers and Hymns that needed to be glued into both. I must have looked quite bewildered as D kindly offered to do it all for me. V I met shortly afterwards at Girl Guides. Come around the back she enticed and I'll let you feel my bra strap. I have been best friends with both ever since.
Last year for my 40th birthday they gave me a very generous voucher for one of my most favourite shops.
Thank you both so very much for my lovely 40th birthday presents. Every time I look at the Pineapple painting it makes me smile and everybody that visits the house loves it and asks after it. I use the butter dish everyday and it's vintage gorgeousness makes me so happy, as does the lovely hammered silver trinket box which looks perfect on my bookshelves.
Thank you for being such marvellous friends, you have both enriched my life in so many ways.