All of us, at some point in our life have that one friend that we connect with, there's no explaining what that something is, but you know it's something special. If you’re lucky, you’ll have that friend and have a life-long friendship with them that can’t be touched or tampered. I like to call this person the 'Magic Mate'. Your Magic Mate is there for you no matter what, you can talk about anything that is on your mind, and you have the best laughs together.

I’m thankful to say I am lucky that I have my Magic Mate, whose name is Lucy. Lucy and I have been friend for the best part of 20 years. We met many moons ago at Brownies and how we met escapes me. But the one thing I do remember is all the laughs we've had. Even back then, when we were 8 we were so mischievous, and things didn’t change as we grew older together and went through secondary school together. I remember days we would laugh so hard I actually pee’d myself (well almost!) We are like sisters, and there’s no explaining why we have this connection but I am so happy we have each other.

The reason for me casting these thoughts is because I recently found out a friend of mine lost her friend in tragic circumstances. It made me think how lucky I am to have Lucy in my life and I know we’ll grow old together and be there through thick and thin.

So this blog is dedicated to my Magic Mate; Lucy Harper. I love and appreciate you so much and can’t wait for that much needed catch up over a good brew!