Things have been happening, stuff has been rocking my world, but not in the way one would like. I have gone from “YAY 2013, can’t wait to begin a new year, a new chapter”… to…” I’m sorry, say WHAT NOW?!?!”.

All in the blink of an eye…

Finer details aren’t important right now. What is important however is me exclaiming for the world to read, how amazing friends are, more specifically how amazing my friends are.

I could have fallen to the depths the past few weeks, so very easily, I could have. I have had things fly at me left right and centre, but my closest few have been there, not to catch me, but to make sure I didn’t even stumble.

My heart sings when I think of them, I only dreamt of having friends of this calibre when I was younger. Real, true, forever friends.

Some of them didn’t even need an explanation when it was all fresh and raw, they were just there, providing hugs, a hand to hold and an ear to listen, providing distraction when it was all too hard to talk about and providing text messages when they couldn’t be present.

With people like these by my side, it’s hard to not think that I can’t conquer anything really…

Thank you from the depths of my soul, now and always.


Life keeps on rollin’ and Tuesdays here again. Linking in with Mrs IBOT, read up folks.


January 29, 2013 - 7:03 am

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit - That’s a beautiful sign/quote and a lovely heartfelt post. I hope you’re able to get back on track soon. Cheers to good friends!
I hope you have a happy Tuesday
Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

January 29, 2013 - 7:04 am

Lydia C. Lee - “Some of them didn’t even need an explanation when it was all fresh and raw, they were just there,” I love this line – I have a friend, and I am not a close friend of hers, who is going through something awful. She told me in a txt briefly, and said she’d go into detail when she rang later. I figure she will be going into detail with a lot of closer friends, so I told her I didn’t need to know, but was there to listen if she wanted to talk (and that it wasn’t that I wasn’t interested, I just figured she might get sick of going over the story). I’m inviting her to movies (where she can be with someone but not have to talk) and sending txts when I used to send one…I always wonder if this behaviour seems weird, but it’s what I would like, and by your post, does sound a good course of action…Hope you are alright, and that things settle down in one way or another. Being thrown for 6 is difficult and distressing, and nothing ever makes it easier…

January 29, 2013 - 9:09 am

Kelly HTandT - And you deserve the very best of friends Meagan. How lucky you are.
Hope you’re doing ok lovely, I hope you get the most beautiful rainbow after your storm xxx

January 29, 2013 - 9:17 am

Jenn {mountains and musings} - I’m sorry to hear you are going through a touch time at the moment but am warmed to hear about your wonderful friends. Sending you strength and virtual hugs.


January 29, 2013 - 10:35 am

Jo - Some people are just as lucky to call you a true friend xo

January 29, 2013 - 10:36 am

Bec - Hugs from my heart to yours. xoxo

January 29, 2013 - 10:44 am

Kirsty @ My Home Truths - I hope 2013 can return to being awesome for you soon. Sorry to hear that it’s not been good so far but thank goodness for real, honest friends. Take care.

January 29, 2013 - 11:18 am

[email protected] - Bless those special friends. I hope it all starts to even out for you soon xx

January 29, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Lyndal - I’m so thankful that you are so loved and supported, and caught when it feels like everything is falling xx

January 29, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Twitchy - Great news, the best ever. There’s truly nothing better than having someone there- first of all to notice- then to catch you- if you fall. Great quote up there- it articulates a problem I’ve been struggling with in my expectations from time to time. Best wishes for a wonderful 2013. Visiting from #teamIBOT

January 29, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Psych Babbler - Friends are great…and yes, especially when they get you enough to know what exactly to do and say. Hugs and hope things get sorted out for you.

January 29, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Jodi - What a beautiful quote! Hope things turn around for you soon. 🙂

January 29, 2013 - 2:24 pm

[email protected] - There is nothing better or more important than having special people in your life who are really there when you need them. Im glad your blessed with such people and I hope all is ok

January 29, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Cider In The Sun - Leanne,
Isn’t it just, love the quote, oh so true. happy Tuesday to you too and yes cheers to good friends! x

January 29, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lydia,
I am so sure your friend appreciates what you are doing for her, without a doubt. I always live by, treat those around you how you would like to be treated. We all need the support and kindness and she may find it so much easier to talk to you too, seen as you arent so CLOSE to her and will have all these preconceived ideas about her and her situation. So lovely of you.
Thanks for stopping by x

January 29, 2013 - 3:21 pm

EssentiallyJess - I’ve had a tough couple of weeks myself so I get so much of this. I’m so glad you have such a great support network that’s been able to help you through, and I hope things get better soon xx

January 29, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Cider In The Sun - Kel,

Thanks so much hon, you are so wonderful xx

January 29, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jenn,
Thank you, I am a very lucky lady indeed! x

January 29, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jo,
Thank you so much x

January 29, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Jacana - What a beautiful post – a lesson in how we should all stop and say thank you to the people who help us through lifes obsticles and over lifes hurdles.

January 29, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Cider In The Sun - Bec,
And back again, always x

January 29, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Cider In The Sun - Kirsty,
Me too, I’m sure it will, theres way too much potential for it to not! Thank you x

January 29, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lisa,

I am very lucky! 🙂

January 29, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Cider In The Sun - Lyndal,

You are a big part of it all x

January 29, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Cider In The Sun - Twitchy,

It’s such an appropriate quote. Theres plenty of time for 2013 to be rockin’ yet! x

January 29, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Cider In The Sun - PB,
They are real friends, the ones where silence is A OK x

January 29, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jodi,

It really is and thank you x

January 29, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Cider In The Sun - Kate,

I’d be lost without them, that is for sure! x

January 29, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jacana,

So true, it’s really not hard to say thank you every now and then! x

January 29, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jess,

I’m sorry to hear that, life can be a bit of an arse sometimes, can’t it. My exact same wishes to you hon x

January 29, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Actually Amy - Sorry life has thrown you some curve balls lately. You are lucky to have such wonderful people in your life to help you through.


January 29, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset - friends like that are irreplaceable and are exactly what life is all about. sending you so much love and hugs. xo

January 29, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Jane Hallisey - Oh this made me cry hon! I am so glad you have a great support network around you during this time… Please know I am ALWAYS here! And would love to catch up again xx

January 29, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Cider In The Sun - Amy,
Thank you, I am indeed lucky and take non of it for granted! X

January 29, 2013 - 10:54 pm

Cider In The Sun - Jane,
Thank you, I am so grateful for everyone, yourself included! Xx

January 29, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Cider In The Sun - Aroha,

That is so true, life without my people would be devastating. Thanks for the support x

January 30, 2013 - 1:43 am

Me - Oh M, so sorry to hear you have been having a rough time, but so glad you have had the support that you need to help get you through this time. I do hope that 2013 gets better for you.
Stopped at Suttons for apple pie and ice cream yesterday and saw they had apple cider for sale – immediately thought of you and smiled to myself. A asked me why I was smiling and I said I had a friend who would love to be here now !
Hope your week gets better !
Lotsa hugs
PS – if you ever need to chat – always happy to listen – mwah !

January 30, 2013 - 11:57 am

Cider In The Sun - L,
You are so lovely.. I indeed would have loved to be there…
Apple pie and ice cream would have rocked my boat as well… Xxx

January 30, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Simone - I believe that the amazing life-long friends are presents from the universe. Hold onto them tight.

January 30, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Cider In The Sun - Simone,

Couldn’t agree more! Xx

February 2, 2013 - 11:41 pm

The Life of Clare - Sending you hugs lady! We’ll catch up soon!

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