Thursday, 14 August 2014

Throw Back Thursday

I've had a friend visiting from Canada this week. We met in 1990 when we started studying Travel & Tourism together. The friendship was pretty well instantaneous. We interviewed with Princess Cruises one after the other. And we got hired in the same phone call.

Then we got posted to different ships and barely saw each other until 1994. Fortunately we then got to share an adventure of a lifetime together. The first time I went to China I was on the same ship as Gillian. We were on an itinerary that went all over Asia, then headed for the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. Gillian disembarked in Venice and we never sailed on the same ship again.

But the friendship remains as strong as ever, as do the memories.

The Great Wall in the winter.
Us in uniform whilst transiting the Suez Canal.

Gillian took this photo of me with another of our friends,
as we sailed into Venice in the early morning mist.
Out for dinner the night before Gillian disembarked the ship.

Twenty years on we look like this.


We've not changed a bit obviously. (Just nod your head and pretend I'm telling the truth here, please.)

Susan

29 comments:

  1. Wow! You live a very interesting life! Enjoyed this post. :)

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  2. Lovely photos of a great friendship.

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  3. Great photos but even better memories.

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  5. Best friends are the ones you don't need to see and then just pick up where you left off.
    No Changes that I could spot!

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  6. You both still scrub up nicely xxx

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  7. I was about to say that you both haven't changed too much...then I read your last comment. It's wonderful to have such a good friend, have a fabulous time together.

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  8. This is the nicest thing - how wonderful for you both to have a friendship that has endured time and distance.

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  9. You look exactly the same the pair of you .

    Old friends are definitely the best . Some great photos of you two in this post as well.

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  10. Brilliant pics! I'm nodding obediently! Jxo

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  11. There is a gorgeous young 20 something in us all.....can definitely see it in your smiles!

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  12. No change, not one bit, still brilliant smiles!

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  13. You look like Julie from the Love Boat....

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  14. Fabulous pictures and amazing memories. Neither of you have changed

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  15. Great photos, you are both so cute! And so lovely to hang out with old friends :)

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  16. So great that you are still in touch. Of course you haven't changed. Cool photos - both from then and now.

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  17. It might sound funny, but you didn't! Even the hair style is the same :) except Gillian's is a bit longer :) It's nice to see treasured memory photos!

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  18. Actually neither of you have changed!

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  19. Lovely pics and you both look pretty much the same too!.

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  20. Gorgeous 80ies! You both look great!

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  21. I love that you're cherishing this friendship - so great to see photos of your world travels together!

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