Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Four Jongs - and soon they'll be gone
This is (from the left) Louise, Scarlett, Osian and Tim Jong. They live in Wales. But, sadly, only until next Monday when they head for Manchester and then Australia where they intend to put down permanent roots.
Louise and Vanessa first hooked up as students in Newcastle 20 years ago. They hooked up again as London flatmates in time for the Millennium celebrations, when I initially encountered Her Curliness.
Fast forward a few more years, and Louise met Aussie Tim whilst travelling in Sydney where they chose to lay down roots together. They married and Scarlett was born, before all three returned to Louise's native Wales in 2011. Osian joined the party in 2012 and, as planned, it is now time to leave.
We went across at the weekend to say goodbye and, I have to say, it was emotional.
Particularly when Vanessa left the lights on and our car battery went flat.
But all good things eventually end in tears and, anyway, we've promised Jamie and Charlotte that their good pal Scarlett will be happy to talk to them on Skype.
And I'm sure it won't be long before Osian crawls into shot.
Bon voyage, dear friends; we look forward to seeing you all again soon.