Sunday, 22 May 2011

Ruth and Sian's Big Day Out

......Or In, really. It rained. A lot.

So, what did you do on Saturday? I had the pleasure of spending part of the day in the company of one of my favourite bloggers (and her lovely aunt). And, know what? I'd do it again tomorrow, given the chance. We had such a Very Fine Time.



I've been reading Ruth's Everyday life of a Suburban SAHM since her fabulous photos drew me in many, many months ago. Her cute, train loving, little boy reminded me of The Tall One (before he grew tall and started loving girls, cricket, studying). Now I visit because I enjoy, really enjoy, her photos of everyday life. They are some of the very best 365 pictures I've seen anywhere. Cleverly observed, smartly captioned, right to the point.

So, when Ruth said she was travelling, researching family history, and asked if she could call - I jumped at the chance. She came (with her aunt - if that's the way they make aunts in Ruth's family, we're happy to be adopted). We talked, we laughed, we talked some more. She brought me the most perfect, thoughtful gift (thank you!). She charmed the rest of the family with how much she could remember about them.

And we took photos. Silly, smiley, happy photos because we know this visit was only the first. There will be more. Of course there will. We're all agreed. Definitely.



39 comments:

Jimjams said...

Shame about the rain - great about the fun you had!

Lizzie said...

Hooray! I so love reading about my blog friends meeting up and having a good time together. How lovely that you both hit it off so well - and how even more lovely that Ruth got on so well with your family - and you got on with her Auntie!
Sounds like a lovely time was had by all and I hope you are right that there will be many more meetings!
Great post, Sian and great photos too.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a wonderful day,Sian...and looking at that photo [taken by Ruth's lovely aunt perhaps] I'm wondering if the Small One....actually still is the smallest one!??

debs14 said...

I'm with Jacky, the Small One needs to be renamed ;-) The youngest one maybe? Sounds like you had a great time, and I love the fact that people are gradually getting to actually meet one another. Maybe it's time for another Skype meeting for those who can't find an excuse to cross the water!

Clare said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great time together.

Gail said...

How neat that you got to meet up in person. Sounds like you had a great day.

JO SOWERBY said...

im with the girls, the small one is no longer small and as for the tall one, shouldnt he be the very tall one. even his hair has increased in proportion. glad u had a fab time,
jo xxxx

Karen said...

How lovely to be able to meet up and I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time.

Alana said...

Here's to blogging friends.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

The only way I could be happier about this meeting is if I had been there too. I LOVE to see my blog friends meeting up and getting to know each other in person. Hooray for you and Ruth and these amazing blog friendships!!! I'm smiling... xo

Gem's Crafts said...

How lovely to hear that you've met up with a blog friend, and that you had a really great day :) I'm with the others, the Tall One looks so very tall! And The Small One not so small anymore :)

Denise said...

How lovely for you to meet.It looks like you had a really smiley happy time. I had the pleasure of meeting Ruth at a retreat.Lovely photos and thanks for posting and sharing x

laurie said...

sounds like a wonderful day! i am going to meet one of my blog friends next week and am so excited. :-)

Lorraine said...

How lovely. I know Ruth personaly and did not realize she was a blogger until I bumped into her on BFS! What a small world.

Jo said...

Sounds like you had a great time, rain or no rain

Becky said...

So glad that you had a fun time together. I think it is wonderful when blog friends meet up - haven't done so with anyone yet, but there is still my whole life ahead to do it in!

Rhona said...

Fantastic to see you together with Ruth and it sounds like you had a wonderful day. Aren't blog friendships amazing :) x

Rachel B said...

How lovely that you got to meet, it sounds like a wonderful day Sian :)

Ginger said...

How wonderful!! You both look so happy in the photos what a treasure blogging truly is :)

Angelfish said...

How wonderful that you could meet up and that you hit it off so well, as you (almost certainly)knew you would:)
I agree that The Small One is really not so small at all!

Rachel Holaday said...

Sounds like a lovely time was had by all! As long as there aren't too many in a row, I often like rainy days - for card games, chatting, movies, and warm drinks.

Melissa said...

How fun to meet another bloggy friend in person! So glad it was a nice visit.

Ruth said...

Oh, Sian, what can I say? It was just perfect and I do hope we can do it again very soon. Auntie is going to cry buckets when I show her what you've said about her.

jennifer said...

looks like you had a wonderful time! x

Alison said...

Glad to hear the visit was all you had hoped for...even the rain couldn't keep the smiles off your faces!
Alison xx

furrypig said...

your time together looks precious! How lucky to meet up and all those fabby photos too xxx

Michelle said...

How brilliant! I'd love to meet some of my bloggy friends! Looks like u had a gr8 time!

Sandie said...

How wonderful when 2 blog friends can meet up. It doesn't matter about the weather when you have such a great time. It must have made Ruth's trip all the more special seeing you and your lovely family, Sian.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all !
Rinda

Carrie Rosalind said...

Ahh...sounds like so much fun! I would love to spend a day with you and Ruth! :)

Amanda said...

Isn't it brilliant when you meet a blog friend. So glad you had a good time and enjoyed your day despite the rain :)

WendyB said...

Aww that sounds like a wonderful day Sian, glad you all enjoyed it so much and love the photo.

Kelli said...

oh how fabulously glorious. I want to meet all my bloggy friends :) if you come to VA, USA let me know :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

What a special day! Can't think of a more pleasurable way to spend a rainy Saturday.

Louise said...

how lovely x

Scrappi Sandi said...

It certainly looks like a good time was had by all!

Sorry to have not been by in a while but I'm all caught up now! love the bowmaker & the mini pom poms, as well as what you did with them!!

:)

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I'm sure Ruth will tell me all about it next time I speak to her :0)

Sandra said...

sounds like the perfect day ... and you all look like one big happy family :)

Curlywiggles said...

Aww looks like you had a great time. It's so nice when you meet someone you 'know' online and they are everything you expected and more!

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