The kind who laughs generously.
The kind that has skills and hobbies that surprise you.
The kind that keeps pouring after you say 'stop' because anything less than full glass is a waste.
The kind whose door is always open to friends, and family, and family friends, and friends' family.
The kind who always has clean sheets in the cupboard in case you want to stay...
... and Prosecco in the fridge for if you want to celebrate.
The kind that doesn't mind leaving the washing up until the next day.
The kind that piles your plate high and insists on seconds.
The kind that is as good at listening as at talking (I'm working on this one...).
The kind that takes you seriously but is never too serious.
The kind that remembers birthdays without the help of Facebook.
The kind who always has a book in her bag. And one you absolutely *must* read to hand.
The kind that only offers advice when it is asked for, and never when it's not.
The kind whose recommendation and word you can trust.
The kind who insists you show off, and never accuses you of 'seeking attention'.
The kind who cooks with wine.
The kind who always thinks the best of you.
The kind who always wants to look at your wedding photos, baby photos, holiday photos.
The kind who never sends a passive aggressive text.
The kind whose home is pretty but who never makes you take off your shoes when you come to visit.
The kind who will lend you her favourite dress or her designer handbag (God willing) and tell you it's better on you anyway.
The kind who will babysit and dog-sit and cat-sit and housesit.
The kind who you can trust with your house keys and your heart.
The kind who buoys you up not brings you down.
The kind who will always be first on the dance floor and never shies away from karaoke.
The kind who loves generously and expansively and unconditionally.
That's the kind of woman I want to be.