Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thursday 8th October: The View from up here.....

I had hoped to be able to post something as soon as we got back ffrom our weekend away.  I thought I might have got sorted out on putting my photos on this laptop before now but it's not to be so please don't be mithered if I can't put in the photos I would like to.  I'll publish them as soon as I can. 

This past weekend we went to the Brittle Bones Society Conference at Ashford in Kent - Brittle Bones (or, to give it its pet name, Osteogenesis Imperfecta) being what I've got.  It's a pain in the ....whatever bit gets broken....but c'est la vie.

On Sunday we had an absolutely scrumptious lunch with Marie and her hubby Todd at their Oak Cottage home.  Well we could hardly travel to just a few miles away from them and not visit!  And they're the wrong side of the country for wild horses!  If you've not been to Marie's page, go over and have a look.  You'll find a link on there to her other blog "The English Kitchen" .  Oh it was the wonderfullest afternoon!!!  Beautiful lunch, great company, wall-to-wall chatter AND THEN about 4 o'clock Marie's phone rang. 

It was Lura, another blog friend, calling from her home in California.  For goodness sake it was about 8am for her!  Mimuther says "8am?  There is no 8am on a Sunday."  - and she means it.   Thanks Lura, that was a lovely surprise.  Now Marie has met both Lura and I - she spent some time with Lura in America last year.

I'm jealous now. 

Oh, and by the way, if you're wondering whether Marie's recipe for Apple and Hazelnut Brown Betty is worth doing..............WE ATE IT!  There, now you're jealous as well aren't you?  Heh heh heh.

Sorry about the pictures.  You've even got to do without my little mouse, of whom I've become very fond.

A bientot (that's French)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have no doubt that whatever Marie fed you was delicious! Glad you got to visit and hope you can post some pictures soon.

Grammy Staffy said...

Hello Dear Angie,
I am so glad that you got to meet Marie and Todd. I know that they were just as excited to meet you and Keith. I can't wait until John and I can be added to your list.

It was so fun talking to you and Marie on Sunday. I so wish that I could have been there with you. ....well...maybe someday.

I can't wait to see the pictures. I hope that you can get them working soon.

Have a good day,
Love, Lura

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm totally jealous! Shame on me, but it's true. blessings, marlene

joolzmac said...

Hi Angie

How great for you to visit with Marie & Todd and enjoy a lovely day of laughs and great food. What fun!

Haven't heard of being 'mithered' so I'm not mithered at all that your photos are not up. Lol! Hope you can get your head around your new laptop soon - I hate getting new things nowadays - too hard!
I adopted Kirby's old ipod but I can't fathon how to put songs on it so yeah, I just whistle! I'm not mithered!

Cheers - Joolz

Marie said...

Aren't computers just the most frustrating things!!! But STILL I wouldn't be without one! Just think of all the blessings mine has brought into my life, such as good friends like YOU and LURA! My goodness, what treasures!!! It was so fun getting to meet you and Keith and getting to cook for you and spend time with you both! (but mostly you, hehe) I can't wait for the chance to do it again. Next time perhaps Todd and I will be able to make it up towards you! It is the weekend already? Well not quite, but in a few hours yes, and I can't wait! What a busy week we have had here. No rest for the wicked they say and I am really bad! xxoo

Ally Lifewithally said...

Angie how lovely you got to visit Marie and Todd (and YES I am jealoue:o) but am so glad you had such a great time ~ Ally x

Sage said...

I really love all these expressions you use on your blogs(many are new to a Canadian girl. It must have been a fun time for you and Marie;just reading about it show how much you care for one another. Good luck with your picture organizing. I tried your suugestion about including a recipe; there has to be a better way to do it for sure;kind of looks wierd to me.