So I had a really good day yesterday as I went to see my friend “K” and as you might be able to tell from the title of this blog, she lives in Glossop. I met K in 2007 when she interviewed me for a job at GMCVO and subsequently took me on. She was manager for a while and we ran a great project called Community Grants, aka “Project Towpath”. She did move onto another organisation after a while, but it was in the same building, so we remained good friends. 

When she eventually did leave the building, we stayed in touch and have been meeting up for a variety of lunches and dinners ever since. I think we would see more of each other if we lived closer, but our houses are 40 miles apart, so we tend to each over perhaps once a month or so. 

I don’t have many pictures of Karen for one reason or another, but here is one of at Christmas a couple of years ago: 

K is very feisty and I just love that, when we get together we chat non-stop and yesterday was no different. 

Of course, since the last time I saw her, she had had her 30th Wedding Anniversary and been on holiday to Borneo and Hong Kong, and of course, my mum died. So lots to catch up on. K worked as a bereavement councillor for years, so was able to offer some really useful advice. 

Glossop itself was a little rainy, but it didn’t matter. I went on the train, well 4 trains and all-in-all I had a delightful day. Here was my view from the train:

I went round to see Dad when I got back as he had very kindly done some washing for us. Then home to see my beloved and then Dominos for tea. I’ve had worse days. 🙂

G x 

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