I haven't talked with Tanya since we were teenagers. We reconnected via Facebook and soon worked out that catching up was something we'd like to do ... next time she was in Europe.
Tanya and Ruby flew arrived on Tuesday, postponed by a day due to the very 'special' union strike actions taking place here ... that would be the one that shut down the international airport on Monday.
We picked up where we'd left off really and it's been a marvelous few days of stories and laughter. Some wine too. There will be photographs but for the most part, talking has taken precedence.
Old friends from far-away are good friends.
Meanwhile I'm told Christmas is approaching. I don't see it ... there are no Dawsons cherries on display, no strawberries. The weather is grey and cold. The kids are still in school. No daylight saving.
I'm currently caught in the Christmas grinch mode, not feeling Christmassy at all but perhaps it will pass. Anyway, for now there's a few more days to enjoy with Tanya and Ruby and that is something to smile about.