I met her half a lifetime ago. I was 19, it was my first day at uni. I was full on saff east lundun. She was proper south west darling. We bonded over beer and boys, Bjork and bars. We had the loudest laughs and the funniest fights.
20 years have passed (20 years?!?) and she’s still beautiful. Still funny and kind and fierce and lovely and she’s still got a better backside than J-Lo. Distance separates us but close we remain.
Now we are mothers. She has 2 boys and I have 2 girls. Proof positive, if ever it were needed, that we were meant to be friends forever. We’ve already planned their weddings. She is, without doubt, one of the best things to ever happen to me.
So, with all that in mind, I’d like to wish my very best friend Rowan a very happy 40th birthday. Laugh long and drink deep, my Joga xxxx