Who knew that school reunions could be so much fun? I spent Saturday night with fifty of my old classmates at our 30 yr reunion (don’t sweat the maths – it means we’re closer to 50 than 40…) Most of us haven’t seen each other for ten years since the last reunion or, in my case since I missed the last one, for twenty years. There were some who barely seem to have aged a day, still sporting the same haircuts, wide smiles, and full of quirky humour. There were others I struggled to recognise even once I knew who they were.
What struck me most was that the cliques and allegiances had shifted. I had a fascinating evening chatting to women who I barely knew at school wondering why we hadn’t been better friends, but then I guess we are a long way removed from the fledgling adults who raced out the gates of Somerville House with stars in our eyes and the world at our feet. Even the ‘cool girls’ group, looked less intimidating and more like the rest of us mere mortals 🙂
To Sue and Nicci, a big thank you for taking the time to organise the reunion, including the tour of the school. Those little desks in Harker Hall looked awfully familiar!
It was fun catching up – I just wish I’d taken more photos!!