With the holiday season upon us, it is a time when businesses and government offices close down, and it appears Britain, like other countries comes to an entire stand still. It is the perfect opportunity for families to get together and spend quality time in each other's company.
Apart from dear family, I am lucky to have good friends in my life, some of whom are most unexpected, but with open arms have been embraced and welcomed. Sometimes the best presents in life don’t come in boxes wrapped up in pretty paper and ribbons, but in the form of great friendship. These precious gifts are to be cherished and looked after at all costs for they are often irreplaceable. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the women in my life; for reasons of privacy I will not print your names, but you know who you are; a handful of intelligent, caring, fun, warm, strong empowered ladies who inspire and lift me when my spirits are low, and share good news and happy times together. Good relationships, whether they be with family or friends is what it's all about and are the essence of life.
If a relationship can withstand the test of time, and together you can grow older, wiser and hopefully learn the lessons that life throws our way, then you are indeed lucky. As I wrote in friend's birthday card recently; "Being in your company, it matters not what we do, just spending time together me and you". So wherever you are today, and whatever you are doing, I hope you are surrounded by those who you care about most , and simply enjoy being together.