Sunrise at Gretna, the advantage of the first train of the day
4 am trains, quick catch ups on train station benches, saying goodbye but not knowing when the next time you will see someone or what country you will be in, part of the whirlwind of expat friendship. In the past three weeks I’ve managed to catch up with a lot of old school friends and the short time I saw each person rarely had a minute silence.
It’s a weird aspect of growing up abroad, then going to uni down south and moving up to Scotland. I’ve got lots of good friends, scattered all around the world but I see them once in a blue moon. Then in the last month, I’ve caught up with plenty of old friends, from uni to school. You wait for a bus and you get 3!
When I was younger I used to want to be part of a big group of friends, but I’ve realised I much prefer having a few close friends, who I can rely on. Social Media and whatsapp have made it easier to stay in contact with friends all across the world.This blogpost by Cupcakes and Cashmere, accurately sums up how I feel about growing out of friendships and a friendship being right for a given moment or aspect of your life.
The majority of my catchups with friends tend to revolve around cupcakes
or a pretty drink