Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm Back

I'm back after a short holiday in Melbourne and guess who I had lunch with-----none other than Dianne McGrath of Faeridi fame.
It was so nice to meet Dianne after all this time.
Dianne was one of the first people to comment on my blog when I started in January 2007 and we have been friends ever since.
It is so nice to meet our blogging friends in the flesh and you often wonder "what will they be like-and -will they like me?" --well we needn't have worried --it was like we had known each other for a life time.
We ate and drank coffee and chatted non-stop for two and a half hours---it was raining outside but we hardly noticed it.
Now hopefully I have inspired Dianne enough for her to get back into blogging again.
Come back Dianne --- we miss you.

This is a beautiful book that Dianne gave me and I will treasure it forever.

When we first arrived in Melbourne and were waiting for our apartment to be ready Stephen and I went for a coffee ------now how is this for a BIGG cup of coffee--it was huge--I had to hang onto it with both hands because it was so heavy.
I asked Stephen what sizes did they have and he said "small- medium and large" so he ordered large.
He was dumbfounded when they gave them to him.

I really did enjoy it though.


Ati. Norway. said...

Doreen I bet you have had a nice time together :) It is so nice to meet blogfriends in real. I have had this pleasure in July with Helinä and Margreet and Anne.

Pat said...

That is a serious coffee cup Doreen, how lovely to see Dianne, I hope you have succeeded in wooing her back.

Jacquelines blog said...

Good to have you back Doreen and I'll hope with you that Dianne comes back too! Maybe you have giving here the inspiration she needed.

Gunnels blog said...

I can see you had a nice visit! and to see Dianne! I have a email from her for a week ago, and yes we miss her in the blogworld !!

Lise said...

How nice to see a photo of you both! You and Dianne were some of my first contacts when I started my blog in November last year...

Aussie Jo said...

Looks like a great coffee and a great catch up. I had been wondering where faerydi had gone to.

I've fallen for the large size mocha coffee at the Bean Squeeze lounge that has just opened here in Geelong.

Paula Hewitt said...

Welcome Home! Im glad you had fun with Di. if you are ever in Brissie I'll try to find you a big coffee here

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Welcome back! We missed you! Glad you had a great time.

Debbi Baker said...

Welcome back from me too!! Great photo of you and Dianne. Beautiful book - it looks so textural and rich - lucky you!

Dianne said...

Doreen, I had the best lunch with you - it was like we had known one another for years!! Your beautiful stitchings that you showed me HAVE definitely tickled a bit of interest. And, I loved my gifts - you are such a generous sole. You made my day - thanks!!!

Robin Mac said...

I agree, welcome back. I am glad you had a lovely holiday though and I love the book Di gave you. Cheers, Robin

Dot said...

Hi Doreen

Am so pleased you got to meet Dianne at last! So glad you had such a lovely time together. The book she made you is stunning.

And I love the photo of the big cup of coffee (that is some caffeine hit!).

Sorry we couldn't catch up this time but I am sure we will meet again.

Dot xx

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Thank you for writing to me about Dianne. You know she was one of the first to write comments on my work in Flickr and I really loved following her blog when I had time. I was worried something had happened to her. I too regarded her as a blogger friend.

I too hope she gets back soon but also understand that life sometimes takes over.

I bet you really enjoyed yourself there!

Margreet said...

Nice to see you Doreen.