Thank you to everyone who offered me sound, rational advice after my post last night. Thank you for making me a) laugh and b) see the light of the situation.
So I texted her back this morning and said:
Hopefully we can catch up over the holidays. I can’t believe how quickly they’ve come around! Plus I’ll see you at the party? Xx
She’s not replied.
Oh well. Maybe, as jennyrecorder suggested, I need to find myself some friendship secateurs.