Fantastic Friends Featuring Esther From Inside Out And About

Fantastic Friends Featuring Esther From Inside Out And About

Welcome to my fantastic friendship series. This is a blog series where I share a post about a friend who has a special place in my life. It’s a record for me and my daughter but also something inspiring which others may enjoy reading. Your welcome to submit an article yourself about one of your friends. I’d love to share it.

Angela x

Esther Best Friend and Blogger 

When I returned to the UK in 2010, I went to live in a small town in West Yorkshire. At some point I met an amazing friend named Esther. I can’t even remember when we met but I do recall seeing a gorgeous and stylish young woman walking into a building holding hands with her handsome husband Jared and somehow over time our friendship grew.

Angela And Esther

In fact I think Esther and Jared invited Sylvia (then 2) and I to their new home to have dinner and play games. Esther was the kindest of friends. She worked for a company and each year she would give me a gorgeous sample coat for Sylvia from Marks and Spencer’s. Money was tight as a single mum and I really appreciated such kindness.

fantastic friends

In 2011, when my daughter Sylvia and I were separated and I was going through the worst of times, Esther was there for me. She never judged she got to truly know me and I her. She is one of the few who just loved my personality and found me really fun to talk to and I loved that she loved who I really was. At Christmas I went with Esther to her parents so I wouldn’t be alone. It was my first Christmas “Not with family” but I was made to feel very welcome and will never forget that she was there for me on one of the hardest days of my life.

In 2012 after my daughter was returned, I moved to the same town as Esther. We were able to spend more time together and hang out when little Winston was born. We went shopping together, baked at home and just kept one another company from time to time.

Esther and I did a huge successful Car boot sale together one year and we even broke down in the Aldi Car park and were saved by some very “Hot” looking fireman and one really old not so hot one. The memories and friendship I made with Esther is something that will last a lifetime.

In 2013 in the lead to my wedding Esther was the most amazing support. She not only helped plan the whole wedding, she did the decorations, helped plan the music, helped me to get my dress altered, organised, sort my flowers, transport in the most fancy cars and so much more.

Esther was my best friend and my personal wedding planner. She did an amazing job. She and another friend also organised a Bridle shower for me and of course she was my maid of honour on the Wedding Day.

Esther Inside Out and About

In 2013 I moved to Lancashire and I really missed the friendship and time I spent Esther and I spent together. Fortunately we have kept up our friendship. We chat regular and both became bloggers. Her blog Inside Out and About is amazeballs and I just love it.


Esther is so so creative. She makes, bakes and crafts the most awesome things. I love to read her blog and follow her day to day life from a distance. It is so great that we can keep in such close contact via social media and maintain the wonderful friendship we have.

Since moving away Esther has had Ru and little Otto. We meet up as often as we can and we were able to hang out last year on a number of occasions including the BritMums conference. Although we are separated physically we continue to share a wonderful friendship. I have never met anyone so wonderful and amazing as Esther. She is the kindest, sweetest and funniest friend and I look forward to meeting up with her again in the coming months.

Angela x


I’m sure you would love Esther’s Blog. It has the most unique and amazing content. Here are a few of my favourite posts. Why not pop over and show her some blog love.

Upcycling A Bookcase

upcycling a bookcase

Chocolate Mouse Cake 

Chocolate Mouse Cake

Just Having Boys

having boys

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  1. March 18, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    This is such lovely series to start it will be so lovely to look back on. Esther sounds like an amazing friend and a good blogger I’ll be sure to go take a peek! 😘

    • Angela
      March 19, 2017 / 3:16 am

      Thanks Kelly-Anne. She is a fab friend!

  2. March 19, 2017 / 4:13 am

    Such a wonderful story, she sounds like an amazing woman!

  3. March 19, 2017 / 6:52 am

    This is sweet. Keeping up with friends even you’re far from each other is important. Though there are friends that don’t see each other as much but the friendship is still intact. I am glad you both have each other, plus you found the same interest which is blogging!

  4. March 19, 2017 / 8:30 am

    That’s wonderful that you have such close bonds with the people in your life. Thanks for sharing.

  5. March 19, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    This is great ! Looking forward to reading some more ❤

  6. March 19, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Friends like this are rare. You are very lucky. I love to hear a positive story. There is so much focus on negativity in the news.

  7. Mandi
    March 19, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    I love the idea of having a series like this! Why were you separated from Sylvia if you don’t mind me asking? She seems like a great friend, one of those friends that no matter how many years or events separate you, you can pick up right where you left off.

  8. March 19, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Esther’s blog seems so cute and interesting!
    I’ll take a look for sure!

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:15 am

      Do. I am sure you will enjoy it!

  9. Josselyn Radillo
    March 19, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I love this series you are doing sharing about the ones you love is actually so sweet and I’m glad you have someone like Her in your life.

  10. March 19, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    What a wonderful friendship! It’s great to read about funny stories like breaking down in an Aldi parking lot, as well as how she was such a support during your wedding!

  11. March 19, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    What a beautiful post to honor your friendship! I’m glad things got sorted with your daughter finally, and that it’s better for you now – I can’t imagine how painful that must have been. It’s good you had a friend to keep you company and help you through whatever was happening – and equally beautiful to see how well your friendship has survived no longer living so near each other.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:14 am

      We hope to see more of each other in the coming future.

  12. March 20, 2017 / 2:14 am

    How amazing! It is always lovely to have such a good friend. I have 2 girls I have known since elementary school and they are still my best friends over 20 years later.

    • Angela
      March 20, 2017 / 10:59 am

      Thanks Jessi. It’s great to have one or two good friends we just absolutely love to bits!

  13. March 20, 2017 / 4:44 am

    Cute post. I do like the fact that you show how much you love your friend and how she loves you. Sorry you don’t get to spend as much time. It is rough when friends are far apart. But it seems like you do a great job of staying in touch.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:14 am

      thanks David.

  14. Elizabeth Brico
    March 20, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Esther sounds amazing. It is so important to have friends like this to help you through life and vice versa. I’m glad you two found each other.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:13 am

      She is fab!

  15. Elizabeth O.
    March 20, 2017 / 6:27 am

    I think this is quite nice. There’s nothing like honoring friends for what they do for us and the role that they play in our lives! Esther sounds like an amazing friend!

    • Angela
      March 20, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      She sure is! 🙂 thanks for reading.

  16. March 21, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Such a sweet post. Glad you guys have such an amazing relationship. Its nice to be able to have one friend like this out there. My maid of honor is still and has always been my rock.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:10 am

      Esther was my maid of honor. She is amazing1

  17. Ruth I.
    March 21, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    There is really one friend who will be with our best and worst situations. I am happy for you for finding your best friend. I believe she is really the best 🙂

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:04 am

      I have a few and I’m grateful for that!

  18. March 21, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Lovely post! Having a close friend makes life more fun. Cheers to friendship!

  19. March 24, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    This is such a sweet post. You must miss Esther a lot but I’m glad that you have the best friendship. Hopping over to her blog now and checking it out.

    • Angela
      March 25, 2017 / 2:43 am

      Thanks Peachy. She has an amazing blog!

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