25/08/13 - Bon Voyage Charlie!

There are some people who you immediately hit it off with as soon as you meet them.  For me, Charlie is the main person in my life who this is true for.  We met probably within minutes of my parents leaving me at my university halls three years ago, and we've never looked back.  And now Charlie and her lovely boyfriend Sean, who is also a good friend of mine, are going to be jaunting around Australia for the foreseeable future.  It's alright for some!

As I said, I met Charlie on my first day at university and I couldn't be more glad.  For the past three years, she has been my rock.  A shoulder to cry on during some of my toughest times, an ear to rant to, and someone to watch endless episodes of Gossip Girl and the Kardashians with.  She's looked after me on many a drunken night out, and listened to me whinge and moan about everything under the sun, always knowing how to make me feel better.  Among other things, she was the first person to permanently dye my hair (after making me sign a contract promising not to stop being her friend if it went wrong) - that's a mark of real trust if ever there was one!

Much as I try, I will never live the events of this
night down!

If I started to list all the wonderful memories I have with Charlie, I would never stop and everyone would get bored.  But whenever I drink tequila or Bailey's, I'll think of her...and don't even get me started on pre-mixed strawberry mojito.  Whenever I hear a Taylor Swift or a Katy Perry song, whenever I watch (and quote along with) John Tucker Must Die...I could go on forever.  There are hundreds of stories that we share which I will never forget and plenty that I wish I could!

And let's not forget the unshakable bond between Charlie and Miffy!
For the past three years I always knew that Charlie was there, a few seconds across a corridor or up some stairs.  And now she's going to be on the other side of the world.  As jealous as I am and as much as I'll miss her, I know that she and Sean will take Oz by storm and have an absolute whale of time!  I look forward to hearing all about it in a few postcards...hint hint...

The Three Musketeers may be missing a member, but we'll try not to
resent her new adventures too much!
And I can't leave out Sean, who not only shares my love for Doctor Who (one thing that Charlie just cannot get her head around) but has also been a firm friend to me over the years, getting me out of many a scrape and putting a smile on my face at the same time.  Enjoy trying to convince Charlie to enjoy the 50th Anniversary special!

Charlie and Sean, have an incredible time Down Under and I look forward to catching up when you get back!


  1. This was so nice! will miss them! and you! xxx

    1. I just can't believe it's come around so quickly - it hardly seems ten minutes since they started planning it! I muss you too, need to see you soon :) xxx