#BEDM Day 18 - Best friends


Today's subject in the blog every day in May challenge is: Who are your best friends and what makes them so special?

Well, I'm very lucky because I have many friends. I have old friends from back home, one of whom I've known since I was 5 years old. I have old school friends I'm still in contact with on Facebook, many of whom came to my wedding last year. I've stayed friends with my first boyfriend's sister, a friendship lasting over 20 years. I have a bunch of great mates who I met in the late 90s through a penpal agency for people into rock and metal music. We've never lived close together - two of them are in Manchester, one now in Wiltshire, but we see each other 2-3 times a year and always have a blast when we get together. 

When I worked I had a lot of colleagues who I called friends, but once you leave a workplace a lot of them turn out just to be acquaintances. Not all of them though. When I was in my last job, I met two reprobates called Tom and JP. We became fast friends. Now one of them lives in Canada and the other is in Oxford, but I know those two will be friends for life. 

JP left & Tom right.
Coincidentally, JP ended up going out with my friend Rach (after some meddling from me - ha!) and they are now in Canada for at least a year. We've had lots of fun over the last few years together.

Homer's face!

I say!

They are sorely missed but Skype and Facebook don't make them seem so far away.

I neglected to say at the time of first writing this blog (DUH!) that I've also made LOADS of friends online. I met some great people on MySpace, and now we've all ended up on Facebook. There's a great plus size community on Twitter and I've made friends with some lovely people on there, and I consider some of the bloggers I read friends too.

How long have you known your best friend(s)? Are they close in proximity or half a world away?

Thanks for reading!

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