Early in January (I think), I received an email from the Hostess of the Humble Bungalow suggesting that a few local bloggers get together for tea. Our calendars were marked and I, for one, anticipated the meeting with pleasure.
We met at the White Heather Tea Room, where cozy tables, individual tea pots, and bone china teacups bid us welcome. From front left to back and across the table are: Hostess of the Humble Bungalow, Sheila from Ephemera, Pondside and me.
My three tea companions were so gracious when I arrived VERY late. Pondside called on my cell to ensure I was all right. I was - Tim and I were trying to get the new vehicle registered and my, what a hassle. We finally left the paperwork unfinished and said we would return on another day. Then I got a bit lost enroute. But the ladies waited to order until I arrived, quite flustered.
Our waitress refilled the tea pots several times as we lingered, chatting about fashion, blogging, and sundry topics. Meeting new friends can be daunting, but getting to know each other a bit through our blogs before meeting in person allowed for ease in the conversation and a sense of already knowing something about each other. Pondside and I have chatted before, but Sheila and the Hostess were friends I met for the first time.
This blogging world - it's like penpals of old - connects us through common interests and a desire to broaden one's scope of friends. I'm looking forward to another get together - if there are other local bloggers who would like to join us, please do.