“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” Jim Morrison


For a good few weeks now I have been banging on about Bumble BFF the app that helps you met the same sex for friendship and now I can’t get enough of it. During my 40 new things in 40 days, I thought I would give the app a go to see if it worked and because if I am perfectly honest I don’t have very many close friends and I have no single friends which make going out a little hard. Don’t get me wrong my friends have been absolutely wonderful especially when I have been upset but it gets to the point where you just kind of thing you are getting in the way. Not to mention the fact I was getting sick of myself so god knows how they were putting up with me.


So during my 40 new things and using the Bumble BFF app I met Sam and we instantly clicked, the great thing about meeting new people in your thirties is there is just a lot less bullshit. Instead, there is a total mutual respect and understanding, there is also an overwhelming amount of support. We have met a few times now and already I feel like I could tell her everything which is if I am honest great! We decided to spend the day in Manchester to enjoy food, cocktails and sunshine. I can’t remember the last time I relaxed so much and just spent some time laughing and chatting without worrying about the time or having to get to bed early.


Naturally, I can’t go anywhere without worrying when and where I am going to eat next, like its a real problem now! Neither of us had tried Mackie Majors in the Northern Quarter so that seemed like a good place to start. Forgot to mention we were in Manchester! So the food was ok, however, the best part was how relaxed it was not to mention that we picked the best possible time, any time you can get a table is a good time!


If you think making friends as an adult is hard try asking them to let you take a picture of them for the first time! Super awkward although since Sam said yes I feel like she totally gets me and my need to document everything! And I mean everything!


“Act natural Emma!”


To be perfectly honest it went downhill from there onwards as I just decided to start celebrating life it would seem! Two things about me once I have had a drink, 1. I overshare even more than normal and 2. I think I am rich so buy everyone drinks! I could have spent the whole day just laughing, we were out the same day as the royal wedding and the cup final so there was a real buzz in the air and with the sunshine, everyone was in a good mood!


My first ever espresso martini and definitely not my last! Look how happy it makes me!


It’s amazing how quickly cocktails go down in the sunshine! Its also amazing that after one too many cocktails I become selfie-obsessed, well picture obsessed to be fair but still enjoy my drunk face a few times now!

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No more selfies I promise! I had the best day ever, it was kind of one of those days where you know that everything is going to be ok! And they are the best days all of a sudden I felt something inside me change and I knew I was on the right path, to what I don’t know but I am sure I will find out soon. Sometimes you just have to drink cocktails with someone that gets you and that helps you get you, do you get me? Couldn’t help that, what is wrong with me!


So I know that was a ridiculous amount of pictures but honestly, I didn’t want to edit them down because plain and simply I loved them and had such a lovely day that I wanted to share them. We all know by now that I am a massive over-sharer and proud of it! So really get the app downloaded because you never know how it might change your life and who will become part of it. Happy swiping!




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