Friday, 8 November 2013

Fun, Food and Fabulous, Fabulous, Friends.......

 

 
 
I feel very lucky to have collected some very, very special friends over the years. An eclectic mix of wonderful women. Women you perhaps wouldn't necessarily put together, but who I call friends, from different walks in life, different backgrounds, different careers, all different, but all special in their own individual way. I include my two wonderful sisters on my list of friends too, I'm lucky I have them.
 

 

 
 
We've supported each other through lots of crisis and dramas over the years, redundancies, relationship difficulties, losing parents, illnesses, being parents and all that life can throw at you.
 
There's been lots of highs too, births and birthdays to celebrate, new relationships, new careers, new homes.....lots and lots of good times.
 
 
 
 
I don't think I've ever needed my friends as much as I've needed them over the last few years. As I've adjusted to the challenges given to me, they've been there, offering support, a shoulder to cry on, an arm to lean on. When I had a particularly nasty MS relapse, one friend held my hand each day as I walked my girls to school, on the days she worked, her mother 'accidentally' just happened to be outside my house as I left for school.
 
Practical friends, loopy friends, hilarious friends......those I can talk yarn and fabric to, and they don't get bored. Those I can talk about Extra Special children too, and they completely understand. Those friends who understand what it's like to watch your mum fade away. Those fabulous friends who have me in thoughts, and know just when to ring.
 
 
 
 
Husbands are fab too, Mr Bea has many good qualities, but there's nothing quite like the company of women, their friendships, their understanding and their humour!
 
 
 
 
Last weekend I was treated to a fabulous night away in a beautiful hotel, with two great friends. Three of us having fun, eating delicious food, (champagne might have entered the equation too, but I won't go into too much detail!) and enjoying each others company.
 
I might never be able to treat friends like this, I would if I could, but I can offer my friendship, my support, a shoulder to cry on, and an arm to lean on.....when needed. I can be there to laugh with, share a creation with, motivate (in other words kick up the derrière!).
 
Thank you my very special friends for a fabulous time.......
 
 
 
 
And then there's You.....my wonderful Virtual Friends, you offer a different type of friendship. It's a friendship I value very much. I cherish your comments and your support of this little blog of mine.
 
I make no apologies for the sentiment in this post, nothing wrong with a bit of honest sentiment!!!!!
 
Hello to those new readers, it's been lovely to hear from you. And don't forget my giveaway ends tonight, I hadn't anticipated how many of you would enter.....think it will take me the weekend to count you all and pick a winner!
 
 
 
 
Hope you all have your own Fabulous Weekend and if you're lucky enough to have a Fabulous Friend, let them know!!!
 
 
Bye for now,
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

37 comments:

  1. last year, after a particularly tough time I did a tea party for my wonderful, eclectic band of supportive girlfriends- over the years some of them hadn't met eachother, and it was fabulous! I set the table in the sitting room cos there was a bit more room and we had chammy, scones and dainty cakes. We're very lucky to have such beautiful friends to share the good times and carry us through the worst.

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  2. Thank you Ada for such a lovely post.

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  3. You've just prompted me to text my closest friend and tell them how much they mean to me, thank yoy. Looks like a lovely night away. A beautiful post xx x

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to your special friends xxx

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  5. Yes you are part of my blog family, lovely post too x

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  6. Friends are precious! This is a truly lovely post Ada ... have a great weekend and happy counting ;) ... Bee xx

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  7. Lovely and heartfelt post Ada :O)xx




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  8. Such a kind, thoughtful and thankful post Ada. I wish I could be there for you in person, but I'm glad to be becoming (I hope) a bloggy friend. I'm sure that all of your friends feel the same way about you as you do about them. xxx

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  9. i agree with you : with good friends you can face life much more easily!!!!!
    have a good weekend, xxxxx Ale

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  10. How wonderful, and glad to be one of your virtual friends :) xx

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  11. Wonderful post Ada - so beautifully written. Enjoy your weekend too! XXX

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  12. a lovely post Ada, your friends sound like treasures indeed! Heather x

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  13. What a lovely post. And here is to good friends and honest friendships.

    P x

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  14. A really lovely post Ada and one that resonate so well with me. I have learnt over the last four years just who my friends are and not, it is funny how difficult situations in life bring this to your attention. I really miss seeing mine often as they all work and life is busy, but I know they are there and that says it all. I also feel that the virtual friends I have made have made such a difference to my life, I don't think people will ever understand. It looks like you have had a really wonderful couple of nights away and how lovely to it looked!! Enjoy your weekend xoxo

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  15. Wonderful tribute to friendships Ada. It's nice that your friends are rallying behind you with trips to such beautiful places to share some bubbly & heartfelt conversations. Have a great weekend :) Wendy x

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  16. So inspiring......hugs to you for a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  17. ~ Ooh if I had a glass in my hand I would toast this post, dear Ada Bea! ( a bit early) ~ My husband is my best friend! He kinda loves all my 'silly candy floss' thoughts and feelings...But my sister is up there too! Blog pals are very special, aren't they just...Hugs Maria x Ooh your in the wish box too, my friend!

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  18. Beautiful post, Ada. Women friends are truly special. Having grown up surrounded by men, I've had special male friends for years. Now at 62, I'm just learning how wonderful it is to have women friends in my life. I count you as a special friend also. Love to you, Ada.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  19. This is a beautiful testimonial. It brings a huge smile to my face and warms my heart. It is very clear that you are treasured and valued and that you respond in kind.
    Happy weekend.

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  20. So glad you had such a lovely time Ada. And hurrah for wonderful, supportive friends - they make the world go around! xx

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  21. I'm so glad you have all these wonderful women in your life!

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  22. I was just going to say that great friends are what makes the work go around - but see someone else beat me to it! I'm sure your friends are lucky to have you too.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Keep dry!
    I'll be working on my Advent Garland :) x

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  23. Girl power! My husband Sean is my bestie, but I wouldn't be without Susan, Samantha, Helen, Deirdra, Cristina, Krzysia, Gabrielle, Suzanne . . . Cheers girls!

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  24. I'd be lost without my best girlfriends. We may not see each other all the time, but I know they're out there. Glad you enjoyed a lovely getaway with yours.

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  25. Beautiful post and beautiful friends Ada,hugs,xxx

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  26. A very inspiring and thoughtful post!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Rachel x

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  27. Sounds like you had an awesome time and have some wonderful mates. I have had two friends visit me at home in the last two days and it really lifted my spirits, especially when they bring flowers and macrame! mel x

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  28. A lovely tribute to your friends. And I adore all your images. :)

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  29. Lovely post Ada. It's so good to recognise what you have. My wonderful hubby is my best friend, as we can say exactly how we are feeling to eachother -even if it isn't very complimentary!

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  30. You are indeed blessed... long may it continue! May we all be so fortunate... Cx

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  31. Ada my beautiful friend, who I value so very much, THANK YOU. you are my rainbow inspiration, you brighten my days and i know you understand. xxxxx

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  32. You must be a really awesome lady to have such friendships in your life.
    I have a few friends I've known since I was 3 and I love them dearly. They've been there for me when I really, really needed them. And I feel really lucky to have them around. X

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  33. There is nothing like the support of women, especially when they are truly great friends who "get" you. I'm so glad you had a fun weekend away with them. x

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  34. You are so lucky to have friends like that in your life. A beautiful lady with a beautiful heart and soul such as you, is bound to attract such good friends. I'm glad to hear that you have some great people like these in your life because you deserve them.
    Rosie xx

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