A Perfect Day

Some days turn out to be perfect.
Today was such a one.
I met ten other ladies for lunch at Maggie Jones’s in Kensington.  Some I already know in real life, some I know through blogging and scrapbooking and some I met for the first time.
We were all there for one purpose; to meet and spend time with Deb and Carrie.

~ Carrie and Deb ~

We introduced ourselves and tried to recall how we met each other.  We decided that the common denominator was Shimelle.
We remembered absent loved ones.

When I began scrapbooking, I never imagined for a moment that I would connect with like-minded others and form friendships that would began in cyber space and end in reality.

  ~ Alison and Carrie ~
I know that this post is a little self-indulgent, but I wanted to highlight just how easy it is for cyber friendships to become real life friendships
~ Becky (just seen), Deb and Mel ~
Don’t be put off by the distance involved.  Deb and Carrie were in London from Arizona, Helena came down from Edinburgh and Alison flew in from Spain. 
I won’t continue to bore you with more photos from today or about how fabulous everyone was,but do think on this: the Internet is truly a wonderful and magical place when used for the good.

18 thoughts on “A Perfect Day

  1. Sorry I couldn't be there, maybe next time – for I feel sure there will be a next time! I loved meeting Deb, Carrie and Alison yesterday. Everyone was as lovely in real life as I expected them to be. Hooray for blogs and Internet and online Scrapbooking classes that put us all in touch with one another!

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  2. You wouldn't bore me in the slightest. Ever. I have been happily enjoying all the pictures on my blog reading tour today..and trying hard not to feel horribly envious that I wasn't there too!!

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  3. It was wonderful to meet everyone in person yesterday. I was amazed at how much chatter and laughter there was. It warms my heart how we all came together to meet Deb and Carrie and to honour Marti.

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more. I think the thing that struck me most was that it didn't feel like we were meeting for the first time, it was just meeting up with good friends 🙂 Lovely to meet you Ruth and I look forward to catching up again soon. xx

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  5. :o) Oh, this post makes me so happy, Ruth. The photos are wonderful, and your account of our time together is perfect.

    I was telling Doug this afternoon how very comfortable we all were together – not at all like women meeting for the very first time. Thanks so much for your help in organizing our lunch at Maggie Jones's. :o)

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