We have talked about it for six months.
Yesterday was the day and we had six years to catch up on.
First time round we were part of a larger group so the chat was general. Six whole years yet it felt like it was only one single day since we met. Just the two of us with no interruptions so the conversation flowed. Easily.
I was meeting fellow blogger Nelly, from Nelly’s Garden. She suggested we meet at Clotworthy House where we had coffee before wandering the grounds of Antrim Castle Gardens.
I love this place and have visited and blogged about it on several occasions.
We walked and talked we sat to enjoy the scenery and talked until we talked ourselves dry so we needed another coffee before we parted and went our separate ways. I hope it will not take another six years before we meet again.
Some of the photos were from a visit a few days earlier.
Been a while since I did something similar. Once the rains start, hopefully in the next ten days or so, I should be able to.
Last Sunday I was invited out to lunch and that was a three hour affair before we parted. My meet-up with Nelly was Tuesday. Yesterday I had coffee with a total stranger and we talked for two and a half hours. I am hoping to meet Elly & George for lunch on Saturday, so it is one very special week!.
I can imagine the time was too few for the catching-up to have more than a slight dent!
Lovely place. Unfortunate name. It seems worthy of far more than a clot!
The name goes back a long way, Col. You can read about it from a previous Post: http://grannymar.com/2009/09/06/an-answer-for-ramana/ or from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscount_Massereene
What a wonderful visit with a blog friend. I love your photos.
I love that place there is always a new angle to photograph. Sharing it with Nelly was special.
It’s always great to meet up with blog friends.
i agree and feel that we already know each other from the inside without the distraction of the outer packaging.
How wonderful to have taken the time for such special visits with friends. It would be so nice if you could meet Nelly with more frequency. Your ability to spend so much time together sharing deeply would indicate great compatibility! And the garden grounds are very special. I don’t know what those trees are with the spectacularly “expressive” limbs…I love those! 🙂
Debra, Nelly and I have promised to make time to meet more often, She has a busy life with plenty of calls on her time. I must watch out for the gardners next time I visit and ask about the trees.
Fantastic spot for a meet up! What was the last picture of? Bumble Bees?
QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! I went back and saw ducks not bees.
Not the clearest photos, Nancy but they were four tiny ducklings with legs going a mile a minute!
Catching-up is such a nice thing to do. I’m glad you had fun and enjoyed yourself.
Gerlinde, I am fortunate to have several blogging & facebook friends here in Northern Ireland and close enought for a catch-up chat & coffee.
Wonderful catching up – I always enjoy it 🙂
WWW, they are very enjoyable and I have a few more lined up for the incoming weeks.
No friend like an old friend. Of course some people you know from a previous life!
I am not into the previous life business, Dianne, this life is enough for me.
Loved your photographs. Nelly
Not all were taken on the day, I was far to busy talking!
So glad you got to spend some real time together.
Brighid, you were mentioned in dispatches, all good!
sounds like it was great catch-up…
It certainly was, Cathy.
Does the heart good to be with a friend and catch up. Thanks for sharing, GM. Love the photos.
blessings ~ maxi
I met Elly & George half way yesterday and we had lunch and a blustery walk with Buffy the dog. It was all good fun. My face was licked away by little madam! I was tired when I got home, it was a round trip of 119 miles!
So glad you had some family time, GM.
blessings ~ maxi
It was especially good Maxi, as Elly will be off on her travels (work) this weekend, for a few more weeks.
Sounds wonderful. I do love catching up with old friends, and meeting people I’ve ‘met’ online. Very seldom am I disappointed!
I have had the opportunity to meet many blog friends and all were a joy to spend time with!