Some very good friends of mine left Sydney in 2004 for a good job opportunity and since leaving they have lived in two different countries a very long way away from here. One of them works very high up in the finance land and I didn’t think we’d ever get them back to Sydney as the salaries just wouldn’t be comparable. Luckily, I was wrong.

Last month they moved back. They decided that 15 years away from family and friends was enough and they will do what they need to make it work back here. Last night we went out for dinner to celebrate one of their birthdays and we had such a good night.

It’s always a relief but not really a surprise when you see someone you know really well after a long time and it’s as if no time has passed at all. Along with many laughs last night there was a lot of yummy food consumed and several drinks so I was a little dehydrated this morning when I woke up but there are no regrets at all.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, good friends are good for the soul.