No, not the Nineties sitcom. My friends. Lovely, lovely friends. As much as we shall miss our families (we love you guys!) we will be over visiting them loads I am sure (school holidays, yeay) and hopefully they will come to see us too.
I realised last weekend that what will have the biggest day-to-day impact is not having our network of amazing friends. It takes time to make good friends, it doesn’t (usually) just happen overnight. Starting over, in not just a new city, but a new country (in a new language!), and having to build a new network of friends is a bit (OK, very) daunting.
People say you never realise how much you value something until it’s gone, and now that I know we are leaving, I am seeing all our wonderful friendships though a new lens and realising just how much we rely on one another.
Whether it be borrowing kitchenware, childcare swapsies, letting off steam over a coffee (or something stronger), slightly drunken (sorry kids if future you is reading this) house parties, commiserating/celebrating at school pick up or by phone, I am going to miss my friends so much.
Please come see us…I promise we’ll be back….