They say that there are different stages in life where we make friends. The obvious ones are primary school, secondary school, university, work, and then those that come with being a parent - perhaps meeting other parents of kids who go to your kids' school, for example.
My newest and latest friendships are being formed through my writing class. The Literary Kitchen is the creation of author Ariel Gore who holds online writing classes. The class is made up of predominantly American writers, as that is where she is based, but it's gaining a more international flavour.
I've struck up a lovely, supportive friendship with two other writers in particular. One of whom is from Texas. He's particularly funny and posts "Country Song Titles of the Week" on his Facebook page, like "I'm so miserable without you, it's like having you here."
Anyway, the other day I received a message asking me if I'd ever heard of Slim Dusty - he'd just discovered Slim on You Tube.
What a flashback!
I'd love to have a beer with Duncan,
Love to have a beer with Dunc,
We drink in moderation and we never, ever, ever get rolling drunk
We drink at the Town and Country
Where the atmosphere is great
I'd love to have a beer with Duncan
Cause Duncan's me mate
What a classic. I remember singing this on sporting trips as a little girl. In fact, imagine 10 little girls in the back of the bus taking it in turns to have their name replace Duncan - surely they didn't let us sing about beer........
I'd love to read your childhood musical memories.
BTW, can anyone explain this google +1 business to me??
- I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.