So apparently maintaining radio contact here has almost defeated me this week. Almost, but not quite. I'm here now, after a few of the busiest days we've had in quite some time. If you were to measure the free time I've had in socks - and I do - it would come out at roughly one heel turn and barely a stitch more. May's Sock of the Month is definitely not ready for wearing: not one nor the other.
But it has been absolutely worth the withdrawal. On Monday night we were at the City Hall for a very special Girl Guiding Award Ceremony. And on Wednesday I made my way back there for a hugely memorable meet up which has been many months in the planning.
I've been a fan of Mardi Winen's scrapbooking style - and of her lovely blog The Love Supreme - for years now, for as long as I've been reading blogs at all I've been looking forward to seeing what she has been making. We started to get to know each other a little; and when I found out that her travel plans - all the way from Australia - included a brief stop in our little city, I didn't dare hope that we might meet in person. But we made it happen!
Every day since she left home I've been following her progress on IG and watching as her cruise ship sailed closer and closer; and it was a great day indeed when we were able to pick each other out of the crowd in front of our City Hall this week. She is every bit as warm and lovely as I thought she'd be and saying goodbye was hard. We still had so much to talk about. I have no doubt that we'll stay in touch. I've been lucky enough to meet up in real life with several scrapbooking blogging friends now and it has been a real pleasure every time. That's the internet at its most powerful best. Thanks so much Mardi, for adding me to your tour list!
After waving cheerio, I wandered up the street to meet The Accountant coming out of work, which is something I haven't done for a long time, and we drove home, marvelling at the way the world turns, in time for a curry served up by our student. And then I scrapbooked..
...because it's nearly June and that means a whole new selection of kits at Gossamer Blue. So far I have a little bit of this:
and a dash of this:
and..oh,no, that's it. Sneak Three isn't quite finished. Best get on then. See you soon.