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!