Friday, 22 October 2010

I Guess I'm Kinda Lost In Space And London's Okay She Don't Even Ask What Time It Is Anymore

Robin is leaving me again. She's only been home from Africa for three months and she's already jetting off again, this time for London. London! One of my favourite places is claiming one of my favourite people.

It's all happened rather quickly. She was offered an amazing job last week and she will be gone by next Friday. I don't know how I feel about it - I'm excited for her. But I'm (selfishly) sad for me.

I lured her to my place last night with the promise of wine and cheese and her favourite nibblies, fully intending to tie her up and stash her in my closet so she couldn't leave me. My plan worked against me, though, as the wine made me unable to do much beyond tearfully promising to visit next year. Plus Robin knows me well and brought a shiny thing (in the form of the most beautiful starfish necklace) to distract me.

So. My lovely friend is leaving again. I'm trying very hard to be supportive. I really am happy for her and excited for the adventures that lie ahead. I just miss her when she's gone. She's been my Robin since she moved to my neighbourhood when we were seven years old. I love her to bits. And I'm not just saying that so she gives me a free place to stay when I visit London.


  1. It's always terrible when dear friends go far away, even though it provides added incentive to travel and a free place to stay. I hate goodbyes.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that tying her up and locking her in the closet would end your friendship. I know it would for me. So I think you chose the sensible option. Well done, you.

  2. It's so hard when good friends have to leave... :( but thank goodness for Skype, and VISITS!

  3. Oh, BOO. That's awesome for her, but crappy for her. Methinks you had better be planning a trip. :)

  4. It is SO hard when good friends live far away. My best friend lives in Colorado, so I feel your pain.
    I think it makes you appreciate them more though. So thats kind of an upside.
    Also, now you have an excuse to go to London.

  5. I heard tickets to London are gonna drop in January!

    Sorry your friend is leaving. :-( Bu you definitely now have a second home in London!

  6. So awesome for Robin, so shitty for you :(
    I have a habit of moving a lot, but I've managed to keep in touch with all of the important people, and to reconnect with old friends, over the years. You guys sound like you have an awesome bond-I have no doubt you'll keep the friendship going :D
    When are you going to go visit?? :D