Thursday, 31 January 2008

Revelations

Two posts in less than a week? Steady!


I had to write. I've had meetings with two wonderful women in the last few days, which would not have happened had we not all decided to take the plunge and start blogs. First I met up with Gina from Fan My Flame at a local farm shop - it turns out we have various village connections, and keep overlapping when we go shopping. Gina even kindly offered to be an unofficial swap partner when she found out I'd missed Lucy Locket's Valentines signup - how groovy is that?!


Then today Alice from The Magpie Files came to Cambridge, and we visited the Fitzwilliam to look at the pottery animals and trawl the gift shop; and the sparkly new John Lewis for wool, hats and lunch (but why is it no longer called Robert Sayle, hmmmm?). She surprised us with really thoughtful gifts, which are in the pictures scattered through this post - thank you Alice, for a wonderful day, for your generosity and for being such a lovely friend!


And in both cases I have to say - why has it taken me so long to get my act together? Any fears I had that things would be awkward were dispelled within seconds of both meetings - the conversations flowed, we laughed, it was GREAT. This on top of reading about the virtual baby shower thrown for Manda at TreeFall ... It feels as though blogging, or at least family/craft blogging is creating a real online community, and it is a complete pleasure to be a small part of it. Yay, all of us!

23 comments:

  1. How exciting meeting two fellow bloggers!!! I totally agree about the craft/family community of bloggers - all such lovely and friendly people and it's great to be a part of it :)
    Gorgeous cookie cutters by the way!

    Lesley xx

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  2. I am so glad you met Alice (and jealous too!).

    I have met bloggers twice now and each time it has been wonderful - they already know so much about you that you can just jump right into a conversation that in my case lasted for hours each time.

    Oh - maybe that is because I can talk the hind leg off a donkey.

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  3. Two bloggy meet ups in a week! You lucky duck (especially as I know what a good mooching/shopping/eating companion Alice is!).

    Relative proximity in real life is one of the wonderful advantages of being a UK blogger - the other side of the country isn't far at all!

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  4. That's great that you got to meet up - sounds like you had a great time and some loveley pressies too!

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  5. Oh how lovely! Maybe I'll manage a bloggy meet up sometime - fancy a trip to Montreal anyone?

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  6. It's lovely that you managed to meet up with two great bloggers! I have met Katie (of whatkatiedidnext) so far and she was wonderful and I am really looking forward to London and meeting more of you wonderful people! Lucy x

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  7. It was such fun to meet you and the adorable Miss Tiny Small. The time just flashed by - I do hope that we can meet again really soon.

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  8. Isn't the blog world an amazing place? I've met some pretty awesome folks :)

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  9. You lucky ladies! Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with us.

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  10. That sounds like a good week to me!
    I think I'd be a bit nervous though, meeting face-to-face!
    Great cookie cutters too...

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  11. sounds like you've had a wonderful week with lovely friendships, blogging brings all sorts of gorgeous gifts!

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  12. Wow, you've certainly had a good week! Nice to know that despite the nerves at meeting new people it turned out so well. Not surprising, really- there are some lovely people in blogland :)

    p.s. loved the adventures of your psychadelic monkey in the land of pink!

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  13. I am glad you got to meet up with fellow bloggers. I have met up with one and really enjoyed it, it was very easy just like meeting up with an old friend and best still, she only lives five minutes away. I read about the baby shower, it sounds wonderful. Have a good weekend
    Kimx

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  14. I know how you feel about missing out, I missed Lucys swap too late...I was just too slow. It must be fab to meet up with fellow bloggers, I love my friends, but most of them just don't get me and i think they laugh a little when I am not there...so to meet a fellow crafter must be a thrill if not a little nerve racking!!!

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  15. Its funny meeting people you read about and kind of know but don't. But once one forgets its fine! I know when I met Jane Brocket and Generally Gemma at I knit London's launch of The Gental Art of Domisticty, I felt a bit weird but after a wile it was ok! They are just the same fab people that we enjoy reading.

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  16. My 'online social life' began with the world of forums. I have so far met 6 people whom I first encountered online. They have - without exception - been lovely. As one of them said 'the only weird thing was that it wasn't weird!' So glad you had a lovely time with the folks (who both write wonderful blogs, by the way) you met.

    Take care. x

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  17. I love Easter, so good to see lots of Easter treats around blogland 1

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  18. so nice to meet up live with other bloggers! It is wonderful when that happens isn't it!? I love the community feel too. You wrote such an excellent post about it.

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  19. I love the cookiecutters best - how extra special to dress them up with some simple ribbon ? makes them look so much more precious and lovely.

    Lucky girl !! :)

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  20. Glad you had such fun meeting up with bloggers in person. The gifts are lovely too - what great cookie cutters (I am a real sucker for them too!).
    Cathy XX

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  21. Sounds like you've really been enjoying yourself!
    Love the cookie cutters.

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  22. Ginnie: Both meetings were such fun - I feel very lucky!

    Dragonfly: I think it's normal to be be nervous - I'd have been more concerned if I hadn't been!

    Kitty: I love that - 'the only weird thing was that it wasn't weird!' That's it exactly!

    Weirdbunny: Easter's really early this year, isn't it? Better start thinking about decorations soon!

    Lazylol: It has been quite a week!

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  23. John Lewis in Liverpool is, and always shall be, George Henry Lees. Even though the name officially got changed years ago, the locals say, I got it from Lees. Long live the original name, I say. Refuse to admit it changed and train everyone else up the same.

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