Sunday, 29 March 2009

A Bloggy Visitor

This weekend, for the first time, I had a 'blogging friend' come to visit & stay at my house.

I have mentioned Julie70 before, but for the benefit of anyone who might have missed that I would strongly recommend you to take a look at her blog, Life in London after 70, which she began when she moved from Paris to London last year. She's been blogging much longer than I have (in French before she moved to England), and also makes great use of Flickr for her photos. We'd exchanged a few emails and I suggested she might like to come to visit and see a bit of the English countryside.

Here are some of the pictures I took on our walks around Painswick and Cranham.

It was lovely to have the chance to show her around our beautiful (if I do say so myself!) countryside and to have a fresh perspective on familiar places.

Here's a bonus picture that Julie took of me:

You can see more of her pictures from the trip on her blog.


Lynda said...

How lovely that you got to meet a 'real, live' blogging friend ! I've yet to do so ....

Chef E said...

Wow, I know I meet nine New Jersey bloggers yesterday and they were all so nice in person. I just hope they felt the same about me!

Nice pictures, and glad you had a good visit!

Kazzy said...

I am going to be meeting some bloggy friends in a few weeks and I am so excited! It sounds like you had fun! I will for sure check out her blog, and I am going to Google Earth to see where these places are!

Heather said...

How fun! We'll have to do tea when you're next in Oxford. You can introduce me to some of the hidden gems perhaps.

Chef E said...

Pssst Rachel, I have one and I am totally harmless, could not harm a fly, although mine took a whole ten minutes to do, and hidden from the world :) I just do not like it when people talk rubbish like that, and they were saying mean things, and harshly judging!

Louiz said...

How nice to meet someone you know but haven't met before. Looks like a good day:)

julie70 said...

It was so wonderful to meet such a warm and great familly - blog and photographer couple! I could not put in words so great was the way they welcomed me and showed me a lot of great sights!

Funny, is not it, that what stunned me the most was the Tea Cosy in a small nice shop corner table! but also the great old like walls of the gardens.

What was even more important is the way we found to communicate with each other, about so many different subjects!

My photos are more on flickr, but I have yet to put most of them, today I had a birthday party so not really time to do it.

I met already in Paris a few bloggers, and when I was once very low, a blogger familly from near Rennes invited me to their place for a long weekend, but this is the first time I visited an English familly, home, and also the English countryside. Lot lot more then I expected, both!

julie70 said...

I wrote a long comment, it just disapeared, probably because I was not logged on Google before I wrote it!

What a great couple to know and to visit, it did go a lot beyond my expectation, the welcome, the visit, the surounding, and of course... the discovery of the English tea cosy!

You would thing we are "virtual" bloggers, we are not, and in need, in sorrow too we do what we can. In the happy times too. I follow some blogger from 2005 and some follow me too and met in Paris with some, and when I was very disapointed a summer, a blogger from a village near Rennes invited me to their familly a long weekend.

But this is the first time I stay in an English familly and visit the great, English countryside. Could you imagine or not, but we had so much to discuss, the age or origin difference was not important, we found so much!

I still have to upload photos, just begun, they will be some on the blog and all the rest on flickr.

Thanks, both of you, for the unforgottable days and memory!

Jenny Beans said...

What a wonderful post. I love seeing people who meet through blogging get together. It's a beautiful thing. I love all the wonderful pictures you took too!

Pam said...

How fun to meet a fellow blogger! I've never met any, but I hope to sometime in the future.

erin - heart in ireland said...

Sounds like fun! I got to meet a fellow blogger who lived in Cork about a month before I left and it was great to make a new friend.

And great pictures!

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