Friday, May 04, 2007

Lunch With Val ...

What a wonderful afternoon ...

It was lovely to finally meet Val, who I have been blogging with for quite some time (as many of you have, also.) . We had arranged to meet at noon, at the library near where we were to have lunch. We were worried about how we would find one another (and had jokingly discussed humming "What's New Pussycat" !!), but it turned out the library wasn't that big, and I found her, already browsing through the books (with some already selected) as I walked in. We took the opportunity to join the library (my old membership had lapsed) ... and of course, I also borrowed some books (being library and book fans is something we sure do have in common!!). We explored the cafe's until we found one that looked "just right" ... incidentally, it was the one the librarian had recommended to us. We had a lovely lunch, and chatted away, only stopping to eat (and then not always, on my part ... I think I talked with food in my mouth ... oops !! ... it's hard, when you've got so much to say !!!). It was interesting to discover what we had in common.

After lunch, we went and explored a couple of shops in the street ... one of them being a scrapbooking / paper / craft shop. Well, I managed to find a few (cat related, of course) things in there, to spend some money on. I could've gone mad, but restrained myself somewhat !!

We decided we just had to take a photo to mark the occasion, which was taken in a wind-swept carpark, with our cameras perched precariously on Val's mini tripod, on the bonnet of my car. You can see how windy it was by my "bad hair day" !!

It was fun to get to know someone personally, who I have spent some time reading about in her blog. Val is a lovely person .... I am really glad I got the chance to meet her.

I very much enjoyed the company ... thank you so much Val, for the great afternoon. I hope we can do it again sometime.

Take care,

23 comments:

Justine said...

that's a nice story!
Kyah also met up with some blogging friends recently. It must be the season for it.

That is not a bad hair day, trust me...!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely day you had, Meow. It's always special to meet new friends. May this be the beginning of a long friendship.

Hugs

Autumn said...

What fun! That is a nice photo of the two of you.

Peter said...

Hi Meow, I agree the photo is very good might even change the one I've used in the slide show.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

glad you had fun.

Susie said...

Had to pop over from Val's to see who "Meow" was!
How fun you got to meet each other. Val and I talked on the phone when she was in the US, so I know she has a delightful personality!
:)
PS I'm a cat lover, so I enjoyed your song!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Meow Lovely Photo of yourself and Val
Just Visited Val Looks like you both had a wonderfull day together chatting over lunch and a little shopping and a new friendship was made. Havagoodweekend.

Connie said...

You did my favorite things...books and lunch. I am so glad you had fun. I think you picture is really nice. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Connie

Clare said...

Hey Meow

That's great that you had such a nice time meeting Val :).

I wish my bad hair days looked as good as yours!!

PEA said...

Sounds like a wonderful time you two had...so love the picture!! I'm hoping to meet some blogging friends this summer...what fun!!! xoxo

Greeneyes said...

meow , you look wonderful !!!!!!, I am so jealous but in a nice sort of way,Getting together , AHHHH to win the lottery , I would find you pretty fast LOL you both look so good , friendship agrees with you!
bad hair day ? Must have been only "0NE" bad hair ! the rest look good to me !
love the pic , great to meet new friends , one day we may be in the same pic without photoshop LOL
and by the way your post yesterday PICS were awesome , and weird the same time , great shots .
HUGS from across the Ocean
Friend ,
Greeneyes

Val said...

Meow, isn't it great that we not only got to meet and get to know each other better, but that we've brought new readers to each other's blogs. Bloggerworld doing its magic again!

I look forward to meeting up with you again, maybe for a workshop with Barb next month. And there are those other places the librarian recommended for lunch too!

John Cowart said...

Hi Meow,
Just visiting via the link on
Val's page. Glad you two had a nice day.

Merle said...

Hi Meow ~~ Great photos. You and Val look great, and I am glad you had a lovely afternoon together.
I had a visit today from bloggers, Jeanette and Gwen and we all enjoyed their visit and had a nice time.
Take care Connie, Love, Merle.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What a pleasure it must be to be able to meet a fellow blogger.

Cathy said...

I have yet to meet a blog friend!
Lucky you! (lovely photo of you both, btw)

"Early Bird" said...

I just think it is so nice for ya'll to be able to meet!!
I wish I could meet everyone I fellowship with on the blogs!!

Heidi said...

I'm so happy to finally place a face with " Meow"! ..It's wonderful meeting people on the internet who you've become contected to. Glad both of you had a fun day.

Gwen said...

Hi Meow.
Glad to hear you had a great day with Val,it's nice to relate a person to the face.
Jan and myself paid a visit to Merle yesterday being saturday 5/5/07 had a loverly time and hope to take her to lunch soon.
Stay Well xx

Gina E. said...

Hey Meow, you have some great visitors! I've just been checking them all out, lol! I still chuckle when I remember the first time I met some ladies I had been 'chatting' with on an MSN Group for cross stitchers. They caught a train to Eltham and I met them at the station, and brought them back home for lunch. We had a fantastic day, but friends and family were horrified! "You must be mad taking people back home that you have only just met!" Well, considering we were all over 50 years of age at the time, I didn't think there was any great risk...

Meow said...

Hi everyone, and thanks for the lovely comments. I've just gotta say, if you ever get a chance to meet a fellow blogger, take it. It is a wonderful experience.
Take care, Meow

Sonia said...

Wow! Sounds you both had a lovely and fun time! It's great to meet a blogsphere friend! Love the picture! And your hair is great, too!

Jenn said...

That is very cool. Great picture too.