I am sharing this completely delicious picture painted by a friend of mine as I float today in a bubble of nostalgia.
I went to boarding school as a child and as anyone who has experienced this will tell you, the friendships you make at such a school are quite different from other friendships. Boarders inevitably become surrogate family. Powerful memories. Strong glue…
During my telly years, I tended to struggle to keep up all my friendships – what with two small children and five live programmes each week - but working as a freelance writer has allowed me to realign priorities and I have been meeting up with my old boarding school pals pretty much every year…for more than a decade.
This last week we all got together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our school and one of our number Gale McGarry brought along some pictures of her latest paintings for an exhibition this coming Friday – June 21st. Wow. I always knew that Gale was a talented artist but my goodness.
And so I share the details here not as any great sales pitch and not with any great expectation that all my lovely
writer pals will have the time or funds to attend her exhibition in Odiham, England but simply because they will make you smile. (And – don’t we all need a smile.)
So three cheers for nostalgia bubbles and catching up with the people we care about.
Link to Gale’s “happy, shiny” pictures Exhibition from Fri June 21 (preview) The Frame, High Street, Odiham, England.
Teresa Driscoll - journalist, author, mother of two and lover of great coffee.