Everyone has a rock don’t they? That special friend who is always there when you need a shoulder. Well I do! And I consider myself lucky to have her!
My mouse, my bestest buddy and my sounding board for the stupid ideas I come up with in life! And she’s put up with me for 34 years!
It doesn’t matter if we don’t speak for months at a time, we know that we are both there and ready at the drop of a hat to support each other or join the other one in a madcap scheme. Through school, teenage heart break, medical emergencies, marriage, families, horrid jobs, and the loss of loved ones we have stuck together. We have laughed, talked, cried and dare I say it drunk away many happy hours! (just nobody mention the Reef and the piggyback jousting!)
So when the lovely people at Halifax offered the chance to join in with their “giving extra to someone special” campaign Mouse seemed the natural choice for the gift! The chance to say an extra thank you for always being there, to say how much I love her and to just give her a jolly big squeeze.
So with high street shopping vouchers in hand, off I went to buy something special for my bestie…… who knew it would so tricky? The vouchers are welcome in so many places, there was almost too much to choose from! After trips to more shops than I can remember and several stops for tea and cake, I settled on a package of yummy food, some good beer for Mr Mouse and a bottle of wine for her, which all together make for an excellent evening at home once the holidays are over with! (NHS work patterns and very poorly relatives mean they have been on opposite sides of the country for most of the last 2 weeks!) And we were able to give it to them in person when everyone finally managed to be in the same place at the same time – and an excellent evening of board games, laughter and mulled wine followed!
Thank you Halifax for letting me show my mouse how special I think she is.
This post is written in collaboration with Halifax bank PLC