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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Bloggy Meet Up

I had the most amazing day on Sunday - i met up with my lovely bloggy friend Joy (I can't seem to get the link right at the mo so check out her site on my sidebar). Joy and her family had come over from Australia to visit with her daughter who lives in London and were holidaying for about 4 weeks - so we were hoping we could fit in some time together, and we did!!!

It was a brilliant day! It started with me picking up my fabulous friend Trash and going to my favourite city, Bath! Joy was coming down from Surrey and gave us a ring when they had arrived in Bath. Meeting up was just great as it felt like we had known each other forever - Joy's hubby and daughter were just lovely. Trash acted as tour guide and we took them round some touristy sites, and also, ahem, did a spot of shopping!!

Here is a pic of them outside Bath Abbey.

and, my favourite, of Joy in Cath Kidston - a shop she loves!!

The time, of course, went way too fast and before long we had to say our goodbyes. I have to say it was the loveliest day and they are a very special family!

On a completely different note, I was a very lucky girl last week as this was in the post for me, which was a fantastic surprise

It was a PIF gift from Gina

Some of the chocolate is missing - i wonder why, as it was being nibbled whilst looking at my gorgeous gifts - a lovely pincushion, which was put to use straightaway - and some of Gina's amazing cards. Thank you soo much Gina for a smashing surprise gift!

Well thats all for the moment, better get back to the dreaded housework - although i think i could be sidetracked into a bit of quilting! (a gift in the process of being made for a swap - (cannot , at this time, name any names!!!)). Have a good week.



Joy said...

Maria it was simply wonderful to finally meet you and Trash face to face!! It felt like we'd known each other forever - we all had a fabulous day with you!!! Loved the tour, and the shopping ;o) ... and I did manage to drag the fam back to Country Threads the next day too - I got myself some lovely Tilda goodness there ;o). Thank you so much for a truly super time!!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Keepapi Creative said...

Oh how wonderful to meet up in real life! Looks like you had a lovely day. Bath is such a great city. my sisters-in-law used to live there. Did you manage to leave with your wallet in tact? Love love love some of those shops there! Jacs x

Gina said...

When I was stranded on Friday due to the M4 being closed I thought about stopping in Bath... (but came home via Cirencester and Oxford instead). Glad you like your PIF gifts.