Kay and Tina met up on a lovely sunny day in August to mark 25 years of friendship and talked to us about what it means to them while they created a hand casting together.
The two friends first met in 1992 at the start of their part time MA in Historical Studies which they undertook as “very mature” students while holding down full time jobs.
Ever since graduating in 1995, they’ve met up every six weeks to have lunch which they describe as “a little oasis” in their lives. While the women acknowledge the major, and in some cases, tragic life events that have taken place in each other’s lives over the years, over lunch they put that to one side (“we don’t dwell on it”) and enjoy good food and drink, swapping book recommendations (historical novels are a favourite) and “putting the world to rights”. They might not have agreed on Brexit but they know they can air their views without being judged.