I had a lovely day today because I got to meet one of my "imaginary bloggy friends" for REAL!
Sarah had correctly guessed the shoe-sizes for the 5 children in my 150th post giveaway and as she only lives a few miles away from me we decided to meet up in person rather than submit "Chick-Chick and Barney" to the trials of Royal Mail.
This is where we arranged to meet
a) because it was convenient for both of us
b) because it has the most fantastic textiles room, and
c) because there is a lovely coffee shop/restaurant where we were guaranteed cake!
But guess what?
I let you down bloggy friends!
And forgot to take a photo of our scrummy lemon torte with cream and chocolate sprinkles! So you will just have to imagine how nice it was...............!
Sarah was absolutely lovely and we talked for over 4 hours before we decided we really should go back to normal life - I'm sure the staff in the coffee shop were wondering how long we could sit there!
As we were leaving we spotted some ladies busy demonstrating their work in the textiles room - one was spinning on a wheel while the other two were doing "tapestry weaving" - it was fascinating and I think they were quite surprised to have two interested "crafters" asking questions about what they were doing.
I even got to show them my lovely "pair" of socks! (I think this might have been the point at which Sarah wished she could pretend she didn't know me at all!!!)
Now, considering the fact that I was meant to be the one giving Sarah a present, you can imagine how delighted I was when she gave me a parcel with these lovely goodies inside
there is a gorgeous hanging heart, a tissue cover and a really lovely needle-case complete with needles, pins and safety pins - but how did she guess that I like chocolate?????
Thank you so much Sarah - I had a really lovely day and am looking forward to our next meet-up - I hope it is soon!