Until next time…

Until next time…

Two hours ago I sadly said my goodbyes to Laura. I’m not very good at farewells and between us we always seem to end up in a teary mess. It was time to go home after a nine day stay in my home town and I shakily waved to her as I pulled my little red suitcase behind me towards the bus station.

I’d already had an emotional departure early this morning with Fraser and had tissues on hand as she pulled away. I took deep breaths in and pulled myself together. It’s okay, you’ll be back again soon I told myself.

As I stood waiting for my coach to arrive, someone walked up behind me and said “excuse me could you tell me which bus…” I didn’t hear the end of the sentence as I turned around so quickly just knowing it was Fraser.

He had come to surprise me as I got on the bus and I burst into tears as soon as I saw his face throwing my arms tightly around him. It’s amazing how such a thoughtful act can make you feel so special. It meant the world to me.

So as I sit on yet another coach up to Bristol airport, writing yet another heartbreaking goodbyes post, crying yet again I can only think of how much the people I’ve spent the past week and a bit with mean to me.

I’m not crying tears of sadness, although of course I am sad to be leaving those I love so much. I guess I’m welling up because of how lucky I am to have these incredible people in my life. I’m such an emotional little person.

I wrote a post “twinkling moments of loveliness” a week or so ago about staying in touch with friends and family , and seeing them as often as you can even if you live far away like I do. You never know what could happen, what life has waiting for you just around the corner and the twists and turns, ups and downs and lefts and rights you may have to take. Make the most of any amount of time you have with those you love, even if it’s an unexpected ten minutes standing in the rain at the bus station because those memories will keep you going until next time.




  1. August 2, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    I completely feel you as of late… First I had to say goodbye to my boyfriend for a month when I first came to France. Then we were reunited for a total of about 40 hours before I had to say goodbye for another two weeks as he was participating in the European University of Saxophone, then We were reunited for another sunning 30 hours before saying goodbye again for another week!! I am SO TIRED OF GOODBYES! But luckily in my case we will be back together for AT LEAST two weeks starting on Friday. I can’t wait. I also just want to say that I really enjoy reading your blog always, it is so relatable. Thank you for sharing your stories 🙂

    • August 2, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Brooke! It really made me smile whilst sat in the airport twiddling my thumbs!! Long distance relationships are always tough and the goodbyes are so difficult but the hellos are worth it all a thousand times over. <3 Have a wonderful time with your boyfriend, two whole weeks – AMAZING! xx

  2. A Girl's Journal
    August 3, 2016 / 9:03 am

    This is so cute!! It is difficult saying goodbye to loved ones but remember the little memories that melt your heart is what will give you comfort :p xx


    • August 3, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you for your comment lovely! 🙂 Yes, the memories are everything!

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