I hope you are all well. Today’s post isn’t exactly disability related but it’s something I really wanted to blog about.
On Monday 29 August, I got up early, got ready and hopped on a train to go to Manchester for something very important. I was going to meet my best friend. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you will know that I have done a few collaborations with her and we are also doing our seeing through sight loss series together. This is of course Elin from the blog My Blurred World.
Aside from blogging, we are literally best friends. Blogging is the reason we know each other and when chatting on twitter back in June 2015, we clicked straight away. From then, we’ve got even closer. We can relate to each other because of our visual impairments and so many other things and life experiences too. I do believe that visual impairment and disability have made our friendship stronger as we completely get each other. We honestly wonder if we’re related sometimes as we’re so similar!
As cliché and cheesy as it might sound, I honestly don’t know what I would do without this girl.
We’ve been wanting to meet for a while but it’s not the simplest of tasks when you live so far apart, you can’t just pop around to their house whenever you need a chat. We wish we could though! Anyway, we finally sorted something and decided to meet in the middle which was Manchester. It was definitely worth all the hassle that we had previously had because we both had the most incredible day! My mum and dad (and my little dog) came with me and we met up with Elin and her Mum.
When we arrived in Manchester and met up we took a wander over to Piccadilly gardens and had lunch and a proper chat! It was so nice to actually talk in person face-to-face, rather than on the phone, via text or the internet. It gave us chance to get to know each other even better. After lunch we popped into a few shops to have a look around and then decided to get a drink so that we could do some more chatting which was so so lovely. As it got later we decided to go for a meal to Ask Italian which was very nice may I add. We had a little bit of time to spare so got some photos as this was something we both wanted to do. Personally I think photos are nice to keep as a memory, I know I can’t see them but it’s still something that I like to keep on my phone or have special ones printed so that I can update my photo frames in my bedroom. Doing this really finished the day off nicely. Before we had to catch our trains back home we both had the biggest hug and it made me rather emotional to be honest!
I had the most incredible day, it really made me think about how important friendship is. Friendship is amazing and is something that everyone should value. No one ever told me that I would miss her this much though!
I feel so lucky to call Elin my best friend, she understands me 100 % and possibly knows me even better than I know myself sometimes.
If you’d like to read Elin’s post on the day then you can read it here!
I know this post hasn’t been entirely disability related but I just thought that it was such a lovely thing to tell you all about and something different to all my other posts. If you have a friend that lives far away and think you can’t meet up because of a disability or some other reason than trust me, it’s possible!
I hope you all enjoyed this different post and I’ll be posting very soon!