Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Introducing my friend....

A new linky was started today by JoJo over at JoJo's So Called Life in dedication to all our good friends.  You know the ones you can’t (or in some cases can) be without.  The idea is to post something every fortnight about one of your friends to either embarrass them or show to everyone what great mates they are.

So for me I am going to do it about my closest and longest friend, my sister K.  Don’t worry this is not going to be soppy but the truth is she is.  As she has been around as long as I have as she is my twin sister.

We had spent all our time together, growing up we had the same friends, hung round with the same groups of people, collectively known as “The Twins”.  No one else can relate to the childhood embarrassment of your mother dressing you up like a Holly Hobbie doll, bonnets and all and taking you out to the local shopping centre.  To this day our mother still thinks we looked great!

We fought all the time, not just verbally but the odd times there was fisticuffs, door slamming, plate throwing.  But whatever we were fighting about was soon forgotten, we never fought over boys as we had and still have completely different tastes in men.

Things changed when we were in our 20’s as she decided to come over to the UK to do her thing.  Now I am here and she is back in New Zealand. So even thou we have spent the majority of our 20’s and 30’s living on the other side of the world from each other and life changing for both of us thru marriage and kids, our bond is still as strong as ever. 
For more stories about great friends head over to JoJo's, better yet add one yourself.


Sarah @ ExPat Bride said...

My brothers are twins, so I see that "love em, hate em, cant really live with em" bond that they have, especially since they are currently teenagers. Even though they fight, I know they wouldn't have it any other way. And I bet you feel the same. I'm sure there is something about being twin, the no one else will be able to understand.

Mrs E said...

It must be hard being far away from your sister- sounds like you have an amazing bond. x

JoJo said...

my sister lives in mexico so I know how that feels. thank you so much for joining in! lots of love JoJo x

Kylie said...

I know a lot twins that live on the other side of the world from each other - I think sometimes being a twin, whilst wonderful, can sometimes hide your own identity once you get older.

Lovely post

Emma said...

That's lovely! I find it really hard being away from both of my sisters and we are not even twins (obviously!)... Emma :)