Category Archives: Friend That Made Me Me

The Friend That Made Me Me – Tish

We haven’t had a FTMMM for a very long time.  Tish nails this one, with friendship, family, history, love.   One year ago today, Tish’s best friend Katie lost her mother to cancer.  This, in all its perfection, is Tish’s tribute:     I’ve wanted to write something for AOW for a while, but there’s [...]

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Honest-to-goodness friends

I love love love this post by Kate. Having made sone of my best friends as an adult via ‘those bloggy things’ and social media, Kate’s thoughts ring very true for me. I especially adore the stonking example in the last paragraph…how brilliant? A friend shared this video on facebook recently (somewhat ironically) and it [...]

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The Friends that Made Me Me – Merida

It’s been a few months since our last Friend that Made Me Me post, so I was so pleased when this one came up in our inbox (also because it’s brilliant!). This is a story that I hear so often, and one that makes me just a tiny bit envious of all of you who [...]

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The friend that made me me – Emma

The first piece that Emma wrote for us was for International Women’s Day. It was brilliant. And when she sent it in, she mentioned that she had a ‘friend that made me me’ piece that she was working on, if we were still interested in them. Of course I replied and said that we would [...]

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The Friend That Made Me Me – Chirsty

Sometimes we recieve posts that are so beautifully written, and deal with subjects that are painful in such an inspiring way, that I am grateful that AOW exists and these posts can be shared.  Because they deserve to be.  Especially this post.  This is about friendships that were once everything, then drift, but where the [...]

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In praise of Pepper

I almost called this post ‘Alice’s Friend that made me me’. Because that’s sort of what it is really. Just like in other FTMMM posts, Alice talks about shared interests, love despite differences, and life lessons being taught. I will leave it to Alice to explain who the wonderful Pepper (who having met in real [...]

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The Friends That Made Me Me – Katielase

I have been thinking a lot about family, lately.  Everyone in my life has markedly different relationships with their own, and without fail, that relationship shapes who they are.  Katie, aka Katielase, has a remarkable relationship with her family.  And she knows it.  This is her tribute.  I expect her parents to receive a number [...]

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The Organisation that Made Me Me

We love an unusual take on things here at AOW, and when this ‘friend that made me me’ landed in our inbox, I screeched (fairly loudly) that I would introduce it. Because, you see, it’s about Guiding. Girl Guiding. I’m willing to bet that an awful lot of the AOW community have been involved in [...]

Categories: Friend That Made Me Me, Life, Wise Women
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The Friends Who Made Me Me

Before I introduce you to the Friends Who Made Me Me, I want to start with something quite the opposite. The Foe Who Made Me Me, if you like. Throughout my secondary school years I was bullied quite mercilessly. After some time I managed to pluck up the courage to tell my parents. They were [...]

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The Friend That Made Me Me – Vivienne

This is a humdinger (an underused  word) of a Friends post from the lovely Vivienne.  You may remember Vivienne from her incredible AOP ( with her Gran throwing confetti, the one that had us all in bits).  She’s written a tale of friendship that began with horse riding and has remained through death, marriage and the [...]

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