As it is Christmas today, you probably have other things to do than look at my blogpost. Nevertheless, there is a post if you have a few minutes to spare. It is a post about friendship. Honestly, I wouldn’t know how to survive without friends, especially girlfriends. They are the salt of the earth. Of course I love my husband, his daughter, my mother, brother, etc etc. But friends are so special. I marvel at the fact there is no limit to the number of friends you can love. No matter how many new friends I gain, not a single bit of love is taken away from the others. Apparently our hearts are built that way.
The little group I am showing you today is a bunch you have seen several times times before, here and here. I had only my iPhone with me and despite the fact it is really new, the photos are still crap. Sigh. Not enought light? Then no camera will produce sharp photos.
We were colleagues once (more than 20 years ago). And we meet every 2 or 3 months for a whole day (coffee, lunch, shopping, drinks, dinner). Last weekend we met at Jilske’s place. Let me start with our host of the day.
Below: Jilske is trying on new boots which she got from our friend Marianna. Many times we bring clothes we no longer want for the others to see whether they might like them. These boots look very nice with the black dress Jilske is wearing.
Below: she also wears this outfit with a big cosy cardigan.
Below: and with a fluffy black cardigan/jacket. This time with ankle boots.
Below: close-up of the ankle boots.
As you will have gathered, my girlfriends are much into clothes and outfits, just like me. Although I will say I am the worst. They are used to posing for me haha.
Below: Marianna (not to be mistaken with Marianne; only one letter difference). She is the shyest of us all in terms of being photographed. Why? We really don’t know, she is a classic beauty. Wearing a pinstriped jacket, grey jeans, black ankle boots and a navy with tan bag.
Below: nearly the same photo. (I had limited choice..)
Below: close-up of Marianna’s jacket. And a look from Jilske’s garden into her house.
Below: suede ankle boots of Marianna with a patent leather stroke around the zipper. Striped socks.
Below: we continue with Marijke. Gosh, she is such a hassle to photograph. Her face is always in motion. As soon as she knows the camera is on her, she starts pulling faces. Like in this photo (although I picked a “mild” one). Marijke is wearing a lovely blue jacket. Unfortunately she is much smaller than me….
Below: the iPhone photo doesn’t do her justice. Jeans and fun boots with fur.
Below: close-up of the boots.
Below: this photo is blurry, but it shows more accurately what she is like when her face isn’t in a grimace.
Below: Marianne. Never a problem to photograph Marianne. Talk about natural beauty. And she is very good at styling. Her daughter does that for a living. It is in the genes.
Below: Marianne was wearing different shades of brown with two modern necklaces.
Below: close-up of the necklaces.
Below: close-up of the booties and tights. Aren’t they cute?
Below: and this was what I wore. You have seen it before here. It is actually not a very good buy. On these jeans the jacket looks great. Especially with that scarf. But I cannot wear it open, because it goes rather peculiar at the back, very unflattering. And often this length is too long for a skirt. Well on my body it is. Which means the use of the jacket is very limited. Bummer.
Below: this looks like a simple shot…..
Below: …this is how it went….”Oh rats there is a bag in the picture, that shouldn’t be there; let me take that away…” We were moving stuff around the whole time in order to get some “clean” pictures. By now, my friends know the drill haha.
Below: the table which Jilske made. She is really a funiture maker by profession and also a damned good interior decorator. She made her couch herself as well. And the painting behind the table. And she built the kitchen. Very accomplished woman.
Below: finishing with a collage of summer photos of Claudia. Poor thing had to do massive overtime in the physiotherapist centre where she and her boyfriend work. So she couldn’t join us this day. She was sorely missed. And a post about our friendship cannot be made without her.
Right fooks…. these are only 5 of my girlfriends. I have masses of girlfriends and I love and cherish every one of them. I would wither without them.
I wish you all many friends and love in any kind of way. Whether it is your dog or cat, or the neighbours, a best friend or a relative… give love and you will get it back, multiplied.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year.