There’s only one thing better than spending a Monday off work having brunch in the sunshine and that is eating brunch in the sunshine with one of your best and oldest friends.
Monday was a bank holiday and so I took the opportunity to spend some much needed time catching up with Emma, one of my closest friends over brunch in the blazing summer sunshine. No matter how rubbish I feel, spending time with those closest to me never fails to make me feel 10 times better and this was certainly not an exception.
As I sat in the garden of Bills with Emma, I almost forgot about the pain ravaging my body as I was just focused on reminiscing over moments we have shared throughout the years, laughing and making new memories.
Emma is one of my oldest friends and I love her dearly, we don’t see each other anywhere near as much as we would like to but when we do get the chance to catch up it’s as if we are still at school living 4 bedrooms down from each other.
I first met Emma when we were 14 years old and we became firm friends at 16. Fast forward two years and we were 18, living in the same house at school and spending almost every minute of the day with each other. I can safely say that without Emma my last year of school would not have been anywhere near as fun as it was.
Five years later and I still fondly remember the evenings we would spend doing our homework in my room singing our hearts out and laughing our heads off.
In September 2013 we went our separate ways to University, with me heading to Hertfordshire and Emma heading to the sea at Falmouth but whilst our days of constantly spending time together were over, our friendship has stayed exactly the same as those early days.
The one thing I have learnt over the years is that friends don’t need to see each other all the time or text each other every minute of the day.
True friendship is when you lead completely separate lives and don’t see each other for months yet pick up exactly where you left off and know that whenever you need each other, you’ll be there.
These are the friends you should hold onto the tightest and whom you should always take to brunch, whenever you can.