The weather is horrible; rainy and cold, and majorly disruptive for your hair. The trains are delayed, buses are rammed, walking is never appealing and you just don’t want to go outside. Your tired and just want to go home and crawl into bed. The odds are against you, but the guilt of cancelling on catching up with friends who you haven’t seen for ages is too much. What do you do? Well I’m here to tell you all the reasons why you should, will and must never cancel on your friends!

This week I caught up with some good friends of mine and left feeling elated, buzzing from the conversation and perhaps the bottle of wine we shared… This post might not quite be sharing pearls of wisdom, but for those who sometimes doubt whether to attend an event or dinner with friends (and let’s face it, as much as we might love them the thought always crosses our minds), I hope these reasons change your mind.


  1. When you haven’t seen your friends for a while there is always so much to catch up, so the conversation will never be dry.
  2. You might learn something new about them that otherwise you wouldn’t have got the chance to know.
  3. It’s a good time to look at all the positives in your life, as you wouldn’t want to bore them with the lows after all this time.
  4. They might introduce you to a cool new bar or a corner of the city you would never normally go to and it’s always fun to branch out and try something new.
  5. If you find things have changed and you no longer hit it off, that’s okay, people change. But at least now you know.
  6. If they’re an old family friend you’ll no doubt score major points with your parents for keeping up appearances without them having to arrange it.
  7. I promise you’ll leave on a high, feeling pleased you made the effort and had a good time.

 By Marni Banks

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