Sunday, 24 March 2013

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 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It was lovely to meet you,Ruth [and everybody else]....I've just arrived home from a wonderful day.

Amy said...

So pleased so many of you were able to meet up - yes, the internet can be such a powerfully positive place!

Jo.C said...

Glad you all had such a fabulous day. I have met some fabulous real life and virtual friends through this process :0)

Becky said...

It was lovely to meet you Ruth and yes, I agree with everything you say I this post :-)

debs14 said...

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!

Louise said...

oh how lovely of you all to have met up. Sounds like a wonderful day

Abi said...

That looks like such a lovely meet up! The internet has so much good doesn't it!

Beverly said...

So glad ya'll could all get together while they are in your part of the world.

Sian said...

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!!

Karen Moss said...

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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Liz said...

So glad you all had a good time. I hope both Carrie & Debs didn't mind the cold!!

Alison said...

YAY! for the Internet..and for Bloggers...like Deb, I am certain there will be next time!
Alison xx

Rhona said...

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

Missus Wookie said...

I'm so glad that you all got to meet up - how fun to see the photos popping up as I wander through my blog feed :)

Sandie said...

How lovely for you all to meet up. It would be lovely to join you next time.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

: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)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hey Ruth ~ Would you mind sending me the photo of Mel and I that you have in this post? I'm putting a mini-book together and didn't end up with a good photo with Mel. :o)

Thanks, friend! xo