…..are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” – Vincent Van Gogh

I am blessed with many dear friends in my life.  Three of them came to visit today and we had a lovely time catching up on all the news, over copious amounts of food, tea, coffee and knitting (crochet in my case).

Here’s a gallery of the cakes I made and the various kind gifts they bought (click photos for captions and/or larger images):

Although we had not seen each other for a little while, we immediately fell into easy conversation – as if it was only yesterday that we last spoke. I always think this is one of the signs of a really good friendship.

As you would expect, Hub was a treasure, helping me get the apartment ready to receive guests, and then washing up after lunch, even though I seemed to have managed to use a myriad of plates, glasses, cutlery etc!  Needless to say, he did not join us for knitting, although we kept him well fed and watered throughout the day.

How lucky I am to have all these wonderful people in my life, as well as my other friends whom I don’t get to see that often and all of you out there reading my blog:
“True friends are always together in spirit” – L M Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) 😀