Tuesday, 23 March 2010

We had to say 'a bientot' to some very close friends this weekend. Scarily we worked out that Matthew and Jem have been friends for over 25 years. That made us feel far too old - particularly since this was a University friendship - not just old Primary School friends.

Jem and RD are emigrating to Israel - and taking their new gorgeous baby boys with them. They are in Manchester and we are in Leeds, so we don't see them all that often...but it's a damn site nearer than Jerusalem.

I know with the internet we are all so much closer and more in touch than ever before, so hopefully it won't be too difficult to keep in touch. And hopefully we'll visit one day soon.

And in case you were wondering, although you've probably already guessed...I made these placemats for them to have a little bit of us with them until we do. What do you give people who are moving country? They certainly don't want to have to schlep even more belongings than they already are.

7 comments:

Helen said...

What a speacial gift! One of my friends and my son's first friend moved to New Zealand and we were very sad to see them go! So they got a lampshade, not very practical for travel, but it was their request! and little Evie got a bag with an appliqued "Stanley loves Evie" on it. We miss them, Facebook is a poor second but better than nothing. PS. Thanks for my purchases, you've got rather a tentative mention in my blog! Very pleased with my buys.

Helen said...

Not sure if tentative is the right word?!

One Flew Over said...

I think they are the perfect gift for relocating friends.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great gift.
I do think the internet is such an invaluable tool for keeping in touch. I'd be lost without it, that or have rather large telephone bills.

moira said...

I love the grey fabric! Where's it from?

Blueberry Park said...

Hi Moira...isn't it fab! It beautiful heavy cotton and even better it's cheap...Ikea's best!

moira said...

went to Ikea yesterday and bought a stash! The lady there says they're about to get a whole load of new fabrics in - excited!