Thursday, 18 September 2008

Friends

When I made my tree-change move three years ago from Melbourne, to this little country town, I thought I was in for a quiet life with my dog and my huge garden, endless quilt making punctuated with occasional visits from family, and if I was lucky enough to make some friends nearby then that would be a bonus. I have done so much better than that – I have found a place with a group of wonderful friendly and caring people – we share a love of gardens, dogs, food and wine, and look after each other; so tonight, when invited for a quiet birthday drink with one couple before I head off for a quilting weekend, perhaps I should not have been so surprised to see a whole lot more turn up bearing flowers, gifts and wine, but truly, I had not expected a mini party in my honour. What a great bunch of people, and how lucky am I to be part of them. I wouldn’t live anywhere else for quids!

3 comments:

Marcie said...

yes, you are fortunate, but really, how could it be otherwise?
Thackeray put it well - "the world is a looking glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face"

Bode Well said...

Couldn't have put it better than Marcie. Happy Birthday and enjoy the weekend in Castlemaine.

averyclaire said...

Happy Birthday! Friends are the foundation of life! What a delight for you.