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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tea with a New Friend




Several months ago, Marilyn of Delights of the Heart, wrote that she and her husband would be visiting Victoria. We planned to have dinner together, but that idea was scuttled when Tim had an evening meeting. Instead, we met for morning tea at the White Heather Tea Room.  
 

Marilyn's husband was a good sport, enjoying tea along with us while we talked about blogging, pattern making, and other sundry items. 
The scones were delicious, soft and warm. One Apricot Ginger and the other Raisin, served with Lemon Curd, Raspberry Jam, and a tart-sweet cream. I didn't need any lunch after that! 


Marilyn is a retired pattern maker and the tea cozy she gave me is one of her patterns. It will certainly come in handy in the colder months to come. She's also published a book of tea recipes that I'm looking forward to trying. Isn't her card pretty? Love that square shape.


Marilyn's husband kindly took a photo of the two of us. Isn't her smile beautiful? (unlike the person sitting beside her who barely cracked a smile) 
Meeting blogging friends is always wonderful. I'm a bit apprehensive and nervous at first, but every blogging friend visit I've had has been great. 

Have you met many of your blogging friends?  

31 comments:

  1. That is a great way to spend time with a friend.

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  2. You couldn't have chosen a better place to show an out-of-towner a special bit of Victoria!
    I haven't yet met a blog friend who isn't exactly what she presents on her blog. All good experiences for me!

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  3. I have one from Australia, one who lives in Wales and one I met in London. It's was if we'd known each other for years which of coursse we had. The tea sounds delicious.

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I have met the nicest blogging friends over the years...on the east coast, the west coast and many places in between. All wonderful and enriching experiences.

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  5. How wonderful it is that we can make a connection thru a blog and then get a visit and meet in person..lovely photos and looks like a wonderful tea.
    :)
    Xo
    Dagmar

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  6. Lovely venue for a meet up with a blogger! All the bloggers that I have met with are wonderful. I am going to hop over and read her blog now. Thank you Lorrie!

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  7. Marilyn is a lovely lady and very knowledgeable about tea. How nice that you two met in person, any fellow blogging sisters I've had the privilege to meet have been wonderful, warm ladies.
    Your scones look delicious!

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  8. How fun! Marilyn does have a very nice blog. Mmm. Tea looks delicious--with the colder nights I am thinking I should make morning tea a regular habit:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  9. Awww how wonderful Lorrie to meet a blogging friend! You both are beautiful ladies and to meet at a tea room would be delightful! I've met Miz Helen from Miz Helen's Country Cottage at a tearoom two times. It's like we always knew each other and had such a great time chatting away. I sure hope to meet more blogging friends, if I ever get the chance.

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  10. Oh I love meeting blogging friends and have never been disappointed. I just knew you would be special and you were for sure. I just wished we had more time for tea and a visit, but in the meantime I love me visits here. Those scones were delicious and warm from the oven. My left over one was still good later in the day on the ferry home. Thanks so much for your treats and I am enjoying the Maple Earl Grey now. The cookies I am saving for a special time of tea some afternoon soon. Love, love your cards. I will probably post on Thursday about our visit.

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  11. Oh how lovely! Yes, she has a beautiful smile and you look perfectly pleasant! Lovely gifts, too. Can't wait to see the tea cozy you will whip up.

    Yes, I have met a number of blogging buddies and, like you, I am off my pins at first. I have never been disappointed with any of them, though I suspect that some may have been disappointed in me.

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  12. How lovely to meet up Lorrie, especially over tea! I've yet to meet a blogging buddy but I bet it is a bit nerve wracking! Have a lovely week xx

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  13. I am so happy that the two of you could meet. It is so much fun to meet with sister bloggers . . . it seems like you have know each other forever. We do connect closely through blogging and sharing ideas :)

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  14. I have met a few bloggers, and they have all been lovely! I am so glad that you got to meet up and that it was fun! xx

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  15. I haven't been to the White Heather Tea Room in such a long time. Good place to meet a blogger friend.

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  16. I met one blogging friend from Calgary, and I'm really hoping to meet one from Victoria next time I'm there (wink). With all the things blogging friends know about each other from our posts, I can't imagine there be too many minutes feeling strange when we meet in person.

    Your outing to the White Heather Tea Room looks so delightful. Lovely photos and the scones look so inviting. How wonderful for you and Marilyn to meet.

    Beautiful post...
    Brenda
    xox

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  17. What fun! My sisters and I had tea there back in 2011...

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  18. This was so nice that you could still meet up for a tea ... and what a nice fella her husband was to sit with you as you nattered ;) Your comment of Marilyn's smile and your lack of one made me laugh! I'm sure you had lots of smiles throughout your visit. I'm admiring that black teacup with the roses(?) painted on the inside on your table ... pretty! I've met one blogging friend ... Judith! of Lavender Cottage, and we had a really nice day together at an antique market earlier this summer.
    Wendy

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  19. It sounds like a perfect way to meet a blog friend. And the scones look wonderful! I hope you will meet again sometime!

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  20. What fun! I always enjoy reading about blogger meet-ups. As a newbie blogger, I'm humbled and grateful for the kindness and friendship extended to me in Blogland!

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  21. How exciting to meet blogging buddies! I have a dear friend and co-worker who blogs as well. We have discussed getting together a group of bloggers who live near. It sounds like you had a delightful time with Marilyn. The scones look wonderful!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  22. I have met four blog friends now, and have never been disappointed!! I am sure that you had a lovely time with Marilyn...delicious in every way!

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  23. I have met a few blogging friends now and every one has been wonderful! How nice you met this lady for tea and scones. I must visit her blog.

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  24. Wow those are lovely, and the scones look so delicious. Yes i already met at least 2 blogging friends, all foreigners who visited my country. I have always been volunteering as a personal tourist guide sometime when some of you visit my country. Thanks for visiting my blogsite.

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  25. Lovely. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  26. How wonderful, Lorrie...she does truly have a beautiful smile! I really hope to meet some of my blogging friends too one day...what a blessing that would be!

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  27. What fun to meet a fellow blogger and enjoy delicious scones - nice. :-)

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  28. I have met blogging friends and I haven't been disappointed!

    What fun for you two to have tea together!

    Deanna

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  29. I have met bloggy friends - I've met you!! Your visit with Marilyn sounded nice and what a lovely spot to meet!

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  30. It is always wonderful to meet our blog friends. Morning tea was a perfect way to begin a new friendship.I have only met one, Karen of PomPom. She lives in Denver. We met once at the Denver Botanical Gardens and need to catch up with each other again. May I ask what you are teaching in high school? While we love teaching, it is the outside work that takes up so much time. I am enjoying every moment because it will soon end, probably for good this time. Today daughter and I are making salsa.

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  31. What a special meeting, as you are both blogging friends of mine, I wish I had been there too! I can't imagine ever meeting any of my Canadian or US friends - New Zealand is just so far away.
    I have met one blogging friend from Honolulu several times, however she is a Kiwi by birth and made several trips home to see her elderly mother.
    I've also met a very sweet Australian blogger Patricia of The Red Cardinal, her daughter is married to a Canadian and lives in Ontario.

    A tea shop is the perfect meeting place - we all enjoy a little tea party.
    Love the photo!
    Shane xxx

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