Sometimes you meet people you just click with – there’s nothing false or forced, just a comfortable understanding of one another. In the vintage/pin-up world, two people I always feel relaxed with are Kelly and Rhina.
I met Kelly at a Vivien of Holloway sale; she had a great sense of humour and a shared love of shopping. Rhina entered my life at the Tiki Christmas Pin-Up meet-up – she was just a ball of joy and colour. Since then, I’ve chatted to these two online and met up with them as well. Although the three of us share a love of vintage/pin-up style, it’s not the foundation of our friendship. Together, we talk about highs and lows, put the world to rights and support one another in our endeavours.
On Monday, we met up at Kew for tea and talking. As it was the end of term, Kelly and I weren’t feeling too fabulous. Rhina had been working all day too. However after a long afternoon together, we all headed back home uplifted and with smiles on our faces
As much as I usually want to hibernate at home, making time for friends is hugely important to me. Sometimes they help me ignore my negative thoughts – sometimes they just make me giggle uncontrollably. Whatever happens, I come away happier. Thanks to Kelly for walking miles and miles with me around the gardens and thanks to Rhina for a ridiculously yummy tea. Here’s to the next one – I can’t wait!