Totally by coincidence, we were to visit Darwin for a holiday at the same time they would be there. We caught up and spent some time together. I remember now, it was my
A&J were great fun and we went to Mindel Markets together, ate awful food stall food and saw the sun set on the beach. All very nice. Then A said, I have to do my nails tomorrow and we will be very busy, so we won't see you again. I felt hurt and it wasn't just me. R was not impressed either. Well, we don't want to see you either.
We had our own agenda in Darwin, places to visit etc, and did they not realise that we are not the imposing type. Well, I don't think we are.
Nevertheless, via FB we know them now and while we are not best friends, we keep vaguely in touch. I understand about private space and home time and women painting their nails and men needing private time! But what she said was quite hurtful.
I wrote this some time ago, but never published it. I now have a reason. Gattina was hurt when a close friend and neighbour went to live with her new husband and Gattina did not hear from her for months. Read Gattina's post here.