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When a friend bollocks you...

21 March 2013

Last night I met up for dinner with my gorgeous Irish friend Fiona Clancy. We met whilst both working for Clarins three or four(?!) years ago and ever since then we have grown rather close.
This lady knows what I can be like sometimes.
I tried to bail on seeing her (thanks to an overwhelming day) but she laid it down Clancy style. She abruptly told me that it was the fourth time I had bailed (I hadn't realised - super sorry) and that I was being a crappy friend. I was told good and proper. It was sorted, I was going out.
When I am feeling utterly overwhelmed by everything, like I was yesterday, the temptation to hibernate at home by myself can be pretty darn strong. Especially with all this crabby weather! But Clancy knows that sometimes a night with my giant pink fluffy dressing gown and lots of  chocolate to keep me company is NOT the best thing that I can do.
Food, wine and friendship is the remedy for stressful times. And last night I was realised that you can't beat quality time with your best friends. I realised like a slap on the face.
Good friends are in it for the long run....they don't give a shit that your flat might be messy or if you are just having one of those really awful days. They are there to give you a kick up the arse, tell it to you straight and be there for you regardless.
 
Shits and giggles are the evenings to be had ladies!!!
And this last one is up here for you Clancy.
Confused to what it is? It is the not so fancy chandelier hanging in the Balham station foyer. I can't seem to shake that game off! I am seeing things everywhere!!

8 comments :

  1. That game is awesome! I started playing it this morning and I have discovered a million things. Your friend is right; I mean hibernating is good, but recharging your batteries by going out is even better!
    Have a happy day!
    x

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  2. Mmmm...RED WINE! I need to get out of this jammies rut myself. X

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  3. Fiona Clancy is a wise wise woman it seems. You are right, true friends don't care if your flat is a shit tip, they care about YOU. Food, wine and friendship can cure many ills and it looks like you two had a fab night!

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  4. I most definitely do NOT remember this chandelier...has it always been there? Amazing.

    It's great to have friends who tell it as it is sometimes! A sign of true friendship x

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  5. Girl I am the queen of hibernating after a bad day! Like I am right now with my bag of chocolate ;) I'm so glad you have a good friend to pull you out of your funk :)

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  6. LOVE this - I am exactly the same as you, sometimes after a crappy day it fills me with dread if I have plans that involve going out and I feel the need to hibernate and hide under a duvet. Same goes if I'm super tired and have had a bad night's sleep. I hate cancelling as I always feel like a terrible friend (especially if it's someone I've cancelled on before) but sometimes it's hard if your heart's not in it. That's amazing that your friend knew what you really needed, grabbed you out and plied you with wine! That's a good friend right there. xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  7. Beautiful photos!
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  8. I really loved reading this post. Having moved to the UK without knowing anyone (except for my fiancee, now husband!), I can tell you how important having friends is because I still haven't made that many, definitely not a real close one! So, definitely cherish your friends! hehe xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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