Karen and I have been friends since I first met her when I was just five years old. I moved away when I was ten and we lost contact for, literally, decades. Even in her absence, she has been a part of my life as she has never been far from my thoughts having had a huge impact on me as a child.
We have recently reconnected through the joys of social media and realised that, even though we now live half way around the world from where we last saw each other, we live pretty close to each other! I have been lucky enough to spend some time getting to know her husband and young family which has been a joy. This weekend I hung some of my work in her home...In a million years I would not have predicted this would happen this year.