moved away from the area several years ago to be near her family and grandchildren - we had such fun as near neighbours. Casual cups of coffee, walking the dogs and clothes shopping! Shopping together was like chalk and cheese - Close Friend is small - I am large, she likes pastel colours - I like bright, she has small feet - I have large! Close Friend is also adept at sewing, cooking and the dreaded housework - I have none of these skills! When we pick up the phone we can talk for hours!