Sunday, September 12, 2010

Part 2 - An Australian, an Austrian and a Guatamalan walk into a bar

Isabel and Christine met in the winter of 1998 in the most amazing city on earth - New York.
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York,
New York
"Empire State Of Mind"Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
Both cute, young, slim, foreign and living it up in the way only ex-pats can, these two young women became friends.  Exploits happened.  Fun was had.  Hearts were broken.  And friendships were forged.

At the end of 1998 the two parted company, their time in NYC had come to a close and life was taking them on their own individual journey towards love and eventually motherhood.

{As I write this blog I look up at an etching I have of NYC.  I bought this near Times Square one sunny Saturday in July after going to the Met.  It's the view from the Empire State Building looking downtown; the Twin Towers and the World Financial Center buildings are standing tall in the distance, you can even make out the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Lady Liberty}

These two friends lose contact for a few years, but like many people, reconnected via Facebook.  By this time both girls were now women.  Christine had married and started her family.  Being the type of person who can't sit still, Christine in 2009 started her own little business, C Percy Designs, based around her love of crochet, a love she had kept secret for many years but now in her 'stay-at-home' years had turned her a hobby into a hobby that pays for itself.

Isabel on the other hand had just met the man of her dreams, moved to South America and would soon be having her first child.

One day Isabel sent Christine a message via Facebook with an idea ...

End of Part 2.

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Quirky Kids said...

Are you going to South America for a holiday... hehe (Nat)

C Percy Designs said...

I wish! I have been invited to Isabel's wedding in Mexico but with 3 tin lids we don't have the spare cash to go :(