We lived in London for 5 years, but it was now almost 6 years ago. During the time we lived there I found two of the most beautiful women I've known in all my life. You know those friends who don't judge you, who know your shortcomings and love you anyway? Friends you could spend weeks with (although they may disagree); friends you would share things with every day, if only you could; and friends who you can actually tell that you do love them.
The hardest part about leaving London, was leaving these two. I remember calling Lena (the gorgeous blonde Dane) from Heathrow in tears, feeling desperate to be leaving. Kate (with the big brown eyes and dark hair) is English and very different to Lena - but I love them both. This photo was taken in Paris, around May 2003, just before Geoff and I left to come home to await Ella's arrival.
Last week Kate told me that she and her family were coming to Melbourne in March next year, arriving on the 23rd. Today Lena has told me she and her family will be arriving just after Christmas, THIS YEAR. I am so excited about seeing them, but anxious too. Anxious because it's almost like a lover you've missed for so long, I know that once they're here I will be worrying about them leaving.
I have met Lena's daughter, she was about 10 months old when we left, but not her son. I've met Kate's elder son, but not her younger and neither of them have met either of my girls.
For those of you who are lucky enough to have your most beloved females near by - make the most of them, for some of us will be forever oceans apart from those that make us most happy.
Can't wait to see you both! xxx