Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 399 – Friends

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“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

Anon

I do love a chocolate chip, Spidey!

So, it’s the last day of my half-term break, and yes, I have rested. I read many, many books. I also did a little work on the manuscript and have sent my edited version to the publisher and editor!

But the most fun thing was that I met my friends! Two sets of friends, actually Ona slightly newer bunch, in the Society of Authors, local chapter. We had a great evening chatting about all things writing and publishing. There are a few very successful and prolific writers within my group. I am fortunate to be a part of it!

The icing on the cake this week though was meeting my Tootie Frooties! If you go back around three or four years on my blog, you’ll have seen me mention them more. We are a group of women and mums who came together a while ago. All like-minded with the need to be able to let down our hair without the constraints of being mums and wives. We even completed a charity walk in London for Cancer Research a while back.

Long story short, our friendship has been there throughout the last few years, but what with Covid and lockdowns, and life, we haven’t been able to meet up for around three years. Our WhatsApp group has remained active, and some of us have met individually here and there, but a physical meet-up hasn’t happened. Life happens. Some members weren’t able to be there, but seven of us managed to get together for a drink, a lovely Italian meal, and a lot of laughs.

It was much needed.

It was a later night than I am used to since I am getting older now😜 and need my sleep, but I felt so refreshed after!

So, tell me, how often do you get out with your friends?

namaste

Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Nov 04, 2022 @ 00:10:22

    Tootie Frooties!!! YES! I remember, as we both have a similar group of friends. I am SO glad you were together again. It’s a tonic for the soul.

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  2. Leanne
    Nov 02, 2022 @ 04:20:04

    It’s nice to read that you and Tootie Frooties were able to meet in-person after such a long time apart. Everyone ages, Ritu, and somehow you always look flawless.

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  3. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Oct 31, 2022 @ 18:35:25

    Congratulations to the reunion with your besties, Sis! You are all looking wonderful! 🙂 xx Michael

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  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 21:45:27

    Sounds fun Ritu. I must admit to missing my Cambridge friends and author/illustrator group a lot now that I’ve moved away. I hope to see some of them sometime in the New Year. My Cambridge friends, we have known each other since our kids were babies, or youngsters. I’m very sociable and love meeting up with old friends.

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  5. johnrieber
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 15:10:51

    What a great support group to have! Glad there were drinks to celebrate!

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  6. Erika
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 11:51:21

    Staying in touch with our friends is so important. It gives us so much and we can be the ones we used to be years ago… lol. I have started meeting old friends more lately. And I am meeting my BFF at least once a month for years. We are best friends for 40 years now. Isn’t that a gift?

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  7. willowdot21
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 11:48:18

    Sounds like a great half term break and so glad you got out with the girls and the “Local Chapter” you sound like Hells Angels 🤭💜💜💜💜💜

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  8. beth
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 10:35:21

    how great, these meet-ups are so incredibly important!

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 10:19:10

    Gathered with a couple of the gals this past Tuesday for a midday visit (one of the benefits of all of us being retired) and it was wonderful! Congrats that you were able to connect with your buddies! ❤

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  10. Steve Tanham
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 07:49:48

    Great night out and lovely photos, Ritu. One of my favourite times of year is December, when I try to catch up with some old friend from my ‘corporate world’ as. Sue used to call it…

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  11. Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 07:06:55

    I haven’t been out of the house in such a long time, I have so much catching up to do!

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  12. Sadje
    Oct 30, 2022 @ 05:59:10

    I think that meeting friends is the best therapy ever.

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