Sunday, December 10, 2006

Trans atlantic meet up

I met Tasha earlier this year through a kids cooking swap, but I never thought I would get to meet her in real life, what with Minnesota being some way from Oxfordshire. Then she e-mailed to say she was going to be in the UK. An opportunity not to be missed....

I'm often quite shy with new people, but somehow blogger meet-ups are different. Tasha is such a lovely, serene person and chatting with her was a wonderfully relaxing interlude in the midst of the hectic Christmas run-up. It made me think how important it is to make time for the people in our lives, to really listen to them. I'm often guilty of having so much on my plate that I forget that the whole point of what I am doing is to make the people around me happy. Perhaps sometimes I need to do less and sit and talk more. Sounds good doesn't it?




And do you want to know why there are no Tord garlands left in Target? It's because we in the UK are benefiting from personal deliveries of all known stock!

Thank you so much Tasha for that and the gorgeously soft alpaca, which far surpasses the standard of my knitting. I hope to do it justice. And if I ever find myself in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, I will be sure to e-mail and let you know.

8 comments:

Megan said...

What fun to meet up with someone from across the pond. I'm a littl envious, in a good way!

julie said...

Lucky you - alpaca yarn is so yummy and the garland, well let's just say it's THE perfect christmas decoration. Great that you got to meet up in real life - sounds like the perfect antidote to running around like a headless christmas turkey!

P said...

a tord! my goodness, I can't believe it on our fair shores :)

Sarah said...

It's ironic that you've met Tasha and I haven't. And if you're ever in the land of 10,000 lakes you sure as hell better visit me too.

Sweet Treat said...

Oh wow I love, love, love the garland.... you lucky girl! I think our Target is 10 years behind!

kirsty said...

Tord, schmord. I'm so sick of you gloating Tord Garland owners *pout sulk whine*. Target in Australia wouldn't know Tord if He bit them in the ..., well, you know where.

beki said...

How lucky for you! I dream of meeting a blogger in real life.

weirdbunny said...

I did hear on the grapevine that a certain american was coming over, and that you were going to meet up with her. How wonderful.