Thank You For Being a Friend – Cher

The first priority of any true friend in my view should be to keep their friend reasonably safe, Helping to protect a friend’s physical and mental well-being should be central. Whether it is my friend writing to tell me to look after myself after I had been dumped or simply doing their best to ensure their friend gets home safely after a night out or as my Australian friend did for me standing up to their bullying partner and BEING THERE in their hour of need, To me that is MATESHIP.

My British accountant friend is no-nonsense, in many ways we are opposites and just like in the song from beaches:

‘She is everything I wish I could be.”

Watch “Beaches   Wind beneath my wings” on YouTube

Let’s not forget my mum’s two friends from our American trip who have visited her almost every week since Dad died. Also my best friend who has written to me regularly and always stayed in touch since 1985/86 and our American friend we first met in 1982 who helped me get mum on a trip away to America. I think Americans really know how to be good friends, (As opposed to being “partners in genuine crime,”

I was so angry that Mum had returned home straight into another one of my brother’s messes,

Nothing appeals to most people more here than a common enemy.” All too often I have been the common enemy.

“Glad to have been of service.*

Female friendships I have come across since I have seen in Australia tend to be kinda. ephemeral.

Blink and you will miss them,”

As I have already said,

“Either be my friend for life or don’t bother,”

It disappointed me how little anybody appeared to care when they knew I was in a dangerous situation,

This is what a woman in a domestic violence situation needs:

Watch “Roseanne finds out that Fisher beat up Jackie – Crime and Punishment – Season 5, Episode 13” on YouTube

I do not advocate for beating people up but at least don’t stand in front of my home chatting and laughing with my abuser, especially when you have witnessed the bruises!

Letting the cat out of the bag,”

Still I would have settled with being able to make their brains explode! At the moment I f’ing hate you for your little concrete stunt. You gutless wimps,

Oh and the first person to say to me,

“💩 happens!” Well I hope their head explodes,

I guess I have let the cat out of the bag.

Dad had once told me about the cat and how it was used to beat sailors, This is the origin if the phrase as the cat must have been stored in some kind of bag!Dad had once told me about the cat and how it was used to beat sailors, This is the origin if the phrase as the cat must have been stored in some kind of bag!

(We know a lot about the Navy in my family. I have been to more Navy Days than I care to remember. I have even been on board nuclear submarines,) Submarines were a bit of a sore spot with France btw!


WHOOPS sorry did I push any buttons?

So yeah you can shove your male bonding where the sun don”t shine! When the men stood out the front of our house having a male-bonding session I fantasised about kicking them all in the nuts! Still rubbing salt in the wound. Well hopefully I have been able to rub some salt in the wound too,(They would do this after a guy had been beaten to act as an anti-septic (toxic) and promote healing. It hurts life hell but it might just save your life.)

“He who lives in a glass house, should not throw stones!”


Oh no I think that might be the sound of the glass ceiling getting smashed!

Most of my mates have always been guys!

To all those “mates”who have let me down in my hour of need, I would like to introduce somebody!


I do not need fair-weather friends!


The Swallow and The Crow

The most important thing is who do you trust to be with you in the foxhole?

Watch “Percabeth – Perfect” on YouTube

I generally show my worst side almost straight away. It scares a lot of people off! I like it like that,

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