The world lost an absolute treasure when my funny, fabulous friend Ruth left us in February 2014.
We had our kids together in NZ - in fact our eldest children were born only a week apart. I have such good memories of surviving those pre-school years thanks to a brilliant gang of baby mates - of which Ruth was very much at the heart.
She had prodigious energy, huge brown eyes and a big smile. She was always making us laugh with crazy tales. And it's just devastating that she's not here with us anymore.
So - I'm running the Auckland marathon on 29th October in Ruth's memory. The aim is to raise as much money as possible for Bowel Cancer NZ. Please, please sponsor me. Tip out your pockets, look down the sides of the sofa and empty that coin dish - anything at all you can spare would be amazing. Thanks a million! And lots of love
Katie Cripps xx