I love the phrase he used "she makes me smile from the inside"..... I think that needs to be made into a stamp don't you...??? I love Tim, Mario and Alain to death, and spending time with them is just the best. We just laugh, joke and pratt around all the time. They tease me mercilessly, and I am sooooo gullible that I fall for it every time.
Quite a few years back at one of the Ranger U's about 20 of us went to Sawha's, a fabulous Japanese restaurant. I was really nervous about ordering as I hadn't eaten Japanese before. Tim recommended that I order a boat, as it had a selection of various dishes on there and he just knew I would love it...When the waiter took the order I confidently asked for a boat. The waiter asked "between how many"..?? to which I replied, only me... All the food atarted coming out when suddenly the restaurant fell silent as every body watched this waiter make his way across the room with a large wooden ship piled high with sushi, I watched open mouthed, until I suddenly realised he was heading my way. Tim was nearly under the table, he was laughing so hard and it was then the penny dropped. The waiter plonked this "boat" in front of me as the rest of the diners looked at me in amazement. The boat contained every type of sushi, etc, that there is and there was probably enough there to feed 10 people, no joke, and it was obvious to the whole restaurant that it was mine. I must have looked such an idiot with that in front of me...And that was the start of our beautiful friendship, and it has continued ever since, He takes the mick and I fall for it, over and over. He is so genuine and all round luvvly luvvly man.
I then met the luvvly Mario and instantly fell in love with him, he is the kindest sweetest person ever to walk the planet and will do anything for any one. As I said before we are always in trouble, well I say "we", as he has this uncanny knack of looking totally innocent just at the moment that Alain walks in, whereas I never quite master it, lmao.
And Alain, or He who must be obeyed, as we affectionately call him, has helped me sooo much with business issues, personal issues, anything I throw at him really. He sees beneath the loud mouthy brit and bolsters my confidence like you wouldn't know. It's like having an older brother look out for you, except he's not my brother, and hes not older than me. He is in fact 10 yrs younger than me..!!! Yes, yes , yes I really am that old...!"!
Although they live thousands of miles away, and I only get to see them 3 or 4 times a year, I love them to death, and our time together is so special, even when sandwiched between 2 car seats and left hanging. Yes really..!!!
Another special person is the luvvly Chris who has given me an original cash book/ledger to use as a journal. It is beautifull and I can't stop stroking it. It is massive, about 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inces and is at least 3 in thick.That should keep me quiet for a while ye??
How cool is that...???? I have started to prep some of the pages already.
what a beautiful gift to give someone... And in a few weeks time I am spending my birthday weekend with 6 of my closest friends and my 2 girlies. I am grateful to realise that I am so loved and the love flows back unconditionally. fame and fortune sound like a good idea at the time, but without friendship they mean nothing, wheres love, laughs and unconditional acceptance for who you really are means everything. Priceless...as they say in the advert
So to all my friends and especially Mario, Tim, Alain, Su, Susie, Marie, Kirsty, Liza T, Maggie and Caz, this ones for you... Love you all..xxxxx