What do you blog about

When you really don't think you have much to say ???

Well funnily enough I have been flicking through my blog and actually In the past I've had lots to say - so many nice comments and so many nice memories like the memory of 18 months ago - REALLY ?? was it that long ago ??
i am very happy to re- visit this post - ah wasn't it a grand weekend ?


Blogfriends Unite

A few years ago I started this blog. Just to keep a diary of life,crafty bits and general 'stuff' for me to look back on. I never had the time to sit and write stuff - so thought this would be far more interesting for me. Then I decided to do an online class run by Shimelle, as lots of my friends were doing this 'picture a month' thing and it sounded great fun. After signing up I started to discover other peoples blogs.I saw their pages and crafty makes -also learned  bits about their lives and began to think of them as real friends.
We have shared happy moments and sadder moments between us and have always thought how wonderful it would be to actually meet in person.
Well,this weekend,some of us did. I'd posted about a crop that my friend Deb  and I go to which is run by Karen  a few times and the lovely Deb from Arizona had said she would love to be at one of our crops one day ..........
This weekend, we fulfilled that ambition. Deb and her lovely daughter Carrie came to the UK for a visit -  and Alison flew in from Spain - so Karen arranged a wonderful set of papers ( with a tiny bit of help from me ) and Deb very kindly hosted it .
It was just like our crops,we had cupcakes
We scrapped and chatted 
We even went to a 'typical English pub' for dinner and ' pudding'. 
The day after was also a perfect day.
Even more lovely ladies who have all been friends via blogland came together in London.
There were eleven of us altogether, a real international gathering. Helena came down from Scotland,Alison flew in from Spain, and of course  Deb and Carrie from USA.

We all got on so well,it was like we'd all met before .. it was an absolute pleasure to meet each and every one of these lovely ladies
Deb and I have shared some very happy emails chatting about our joint love of a certain Mr Donny Osmond - and some very emotional emails when we both went through some sad and trying times with both of us losing one of our parents,we always said how lovely it would be if we could make those cyber hugs we used to send each other real - this weekend we did ...and it was amazing.  
and it was so very hard to say goodbye. 


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I remember seeing posts about this meet up at the time and feeling very envious. Was it really 18 months ago? That seems almost unbelievable!

debs14 said...

Lovely to see you back in blog land, we've missed you, now don't disappear again, ok?!
Was that really 18 months ago? It was such a good time wasn't it?
Now, I know you've been busy with all your crafty projects, so look forward to your blog popping up with a new post again very soon ;-)

Sian said...

It's a good memory, very good.

And it is nice to see you post. Come and visit me..I've missed you saying hello!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh Denise, I am surprised at how emotional this post has me! Where did these tears come from?!?! I loved revisiting this post and have been thinking about our visit a lot over the past couple of weeks. Ah! It was so much fun to be with you girls. I WISH we could do it again, and I WISH you could all come to Arizona!!! Thanks for the memories! xo

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Haha - PS: I was just remembering when we were in London for lunch that day and we walked down the street and your hubby came out of that pub and Carrie and I both shouted, "HIMSELF!!!" LOL. Ah...good times...

Rhona said...

What a fantastic time that was, but hasn't the time since flown by.

Sandie said...

Meeting up with blog friends is great fun and so it looking back at past posts x