When I was on tour at the beginning of February, I was lucky enough to be able to call in to see one of the fab & feisty winners of MBFR 2008, Laura… it was brilliant to finally catch up, as Laura was such an inspiring winner yet was ill at the time of the 2008 finals, so only her nominated friend Kelly was able to make it along to the Ultimate Friendship Festival….

Meeting Laura at last was brilliant, and I knew right away she was a VERY deserving winner! Cool, kind, courageous and caring… those were the qualities that made Laura stand out, even while fighting a very serious illness, and which made her such a fantastic winner in 2008. I loved meeting Laura and her fab family (and her collection of crazy pets!) and I can definitely say for sure that Laura Taylor ROCKS!!!!

So… do you have a fab best friend? You STILL have time to enter the 2009 MBFR comp… just click the My Best Friend Rocks link on the website for all the details on how to enter. The comp closes on April 1st, so hurry… and get those arty entries in NOW!!! The finalists will be invited down to London on July 4th, National Best Friends Day, for a cool Awards Ceremony… and the overall winners will win amazing prizes to help them run the sleepover party of their dreams!

If you’ve already entered, or if you have more than one best friend… or if you live outside the UK & Ireland… you can still send a shout-out to YOUR best friend(s) and tell them how much they mean to you. Just send your shout-out through the comments box at the bottom of this blog. What are you waiting for?



  1. my best friend Raveena rocks and we’ll always always be bffl’s even though she has just left to move to london forever!

    Posted by: J on 7th November 2017
  2. I’d like to say hi to my bestest ever friend Heather Graham. you rock!

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017
  3. MARY TIERNAN! she is my bestest mate EVER;
    i entered her in the MBFR this year (2O1O) and im praying she’ll win!
    She deserves it so much;


    Posted by: N on 7th November 2017
  4. mt best friends are ysabel natalie arianna rachael nahid annabel mez are the greatest friends you will ever have i love my best friends

    Posted by: N on 7th November 2017
  5. My bestie is Ellie may ashton she is fab and funny

    Posted by: K on 8th March 2019
  6. I have besties called Alexa and Victoria. They rock!

    Posted by: E on 28th May 2019
  7. I couldn’t live without my best friends Victoria, Alica and Casey. Just a shout out to you gals! You tottaly rock😘😘😶

    Posted by: E on 28th May 2019
  8. OMG! CC , your bks rock!

    Posted by: T on 28th May 2019
  9. I know that it’s now like 2019 and I’m very late but I just wanted to say that my best friend Poppy is the bestest friend I could’ve ever asked for. I’m in year 7 and I just met her at the beginning of high school but we got along just like we’d known each other for our whole lives. She and I get on so well that if she didn’t have a twin, then I swear that me and her would’ve been twins! We get along so well and agree to like literally everything and I can never ever in my entire life imagine us arguing. We are like sisters and we are weirdly like each other so much. I love her so much I and I really hope that we will be friends for the rest of her lives. I just wanted to share the fact that even if you are lonely, you will always find a friend who will be there for you no matter what.

    Btw – I met Cathy Cassidy because she came to my school and I just want to say to her that her books are absolutely awesome and that she should continue writing loads of books because they are so engrossing!

    Posted by: A on 30th June 2019
  10. I know that it is already 2019 but I just discovered Cathy Cassidy.
    My bestie’s name is Rivani

    Posted by: D on 12th August 2019

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