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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Perpetually Fun

Yesterday was the day long looked forward  for Perpetua came to tea! I had planned to start this post with a picture of the two of us. However, she would never have forgiven me if I'd posted  what The Man took.  Her husband had already taken some pictures and wasn't satisfied until he'd taken at least three. The Man would never have been so thoughtful -- he just wants to take a picture and that's it! Doesn't even check to see if it's turned out. I took a quick look at though. "Oh, no, she's done it again!" Perpetual does not like to have her picture taken. I can't explain why this happens, but no matter the fact you can't hear the shutter click, her eyes are closed and her chin turned down! So her husband, dear sweet man that he is, checked each photo until he had one that he was happy with. Because, mouth down in a frown and eyes closed is not at all what Perpetua is like.

Perpetua is full of life and enthusiasm. She has eyes that sparkle, a ready smile and laugh A few minutes after their arrival The Man joined us and we sat around the kitchen table as if we'd known each other for years. Tea was served along with warm home made blueberry muffins -- American style. I have to say I got them just right -- which was a relief because a few weeks ago I forgot the sugar and while they looked all right they were kind of bland and all together disappointing. Anyway, the four of us never stopped talking, talking, talking!

"Perpetua" and "Perpetuus" are very interesting people, but more than that they are also interested. They are also very intelligent and knowledgeable when they talk. They reminded me in temperament very much of my sister and brother-in-law. Needless to say time flew by and before I knew it, it was time for them to go -- with invitations to visit them in the future and for return visits here. Very soon they will continue on their way to Scotland and more adventures! So God speed, dear friends,and  until we meet again -- Peace...

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  1. It's so good to meet up with fellow bloggers - something that would have been impossible in the days before blogs (obviously) - how lucky we are.
    I'm glad you two got on splendidly and had a lovely time.

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    1. It's a whole new intriguing dimension!

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  2. What fun~and excitement!
    I've yet to meet any blogger in person. It sounds fascinating, indeed.

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    1. It was great fun! Rosaria, it would be bliss to meet you!

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  3. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I'm happy for you.

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    1. We did! Even the weather cooperated!

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  4. What a beautiful post Broad! I can easily visualize all of you at that kitchen table, chatting away and enjoying yourselves so much. How lovely to be able to meet up with fellow bloggers...sigh... Anyone want to come to Hawaii? I'll make pumpkin and/or date scones! Smiles - Astrid

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    1. I would just love to go to Hawaii -- it's on my 'dream' list of holiday destinations -- pumpkin scones? Sound mmmmmm--Good! Keep that invitation open -- who knows!:-)

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  5. I knew you would have a wonderful time. I have been wondering whether a post would appear today or tomorrow. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves. J.

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    1. You were absolutely right -- we did have a wonderful time!

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  6. wonderful name too! or is her real name Betty>

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    1. I agree -- one of the best -- And it suits her very well in person! Nope! Not Betty!!! ;-) Her name is very close to my heart, though -- even though it might be considered ordinary...

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  7. I've met a group of borders bloggers and we had a lot of fun, talking, talking, talking. I don't know why we need to talk such a lot, I thought most bloggers were quite solitary and quiet.

    Southport is not very far from the Shropshire Hills, is it?

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    1. No, the Shropshire Hills are not so far away -- so come on up and see us sometime!

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  8. I'm glad you had a great visit. Meeting strangers, who are not strangers, sounds like such fun.

    I've only met one person I know through the blogsphere — but I knew him before there were blogs. (Whoa! Am I really that old?)

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  9. Sometimes I can't remember if I've already met my friends in person or not. It always seems like I have. I don't suppose this says much about my mental acuity. And interested people are always more interesting, aren't they?

    We're knitting this world closer all the time.

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    1. Mental acuity can be highly overated ;-) Yes, you are right, 'interested' people are more 'interesting'!

      Thanks so much for stopping by -- your blog is outstandingly funny and educational at the same time! I highly recommend it...

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    2. Thanks! Well, it's educational if you're not a stickler for the truth...

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  10. Oh it sounds grand. And your point about a photograph is so well made. It would take hundreds of photos of a person to even begin to get who they are, and even then, not!

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    1. It was just great -- we really did enjoy each others company.

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  11. Lucky you to have met up with Perpetua in the flesh!

    I think you have hit the nail on the head...not only is she interesting, she is interested!

    Glad you all enjoyed yourselves.

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  12. Dear Broad, . . . this is exciting to me--that two bloggers whom I read have met and so enjoyed one another. Making friends through blogging is such a wonderful gift of the past year for me. I look forward one day to meeting some of the people--like you--who have become dear to me.
    Peace.

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    1. Dee, you are definitely on my list!

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  13. Broad, i can't thank you enough, both for the warmth of your welcome and the fun we had and for not posting that photo of me. :-) When DH has downloaded the ones he took I'll send you a copy if any of them are halfway decent.

    I can testify to the fact that we indeed didn't stop talking. :-) It was as though we'd known each other for years and were just meeting up again after a gap in visits. a truly wonderful afternoon and the husbands didn't get on badly either...:-)

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  14. Good to see you back on the blogosphere! You are so very welcome -- can't wait to do it again! Some day I'll so you that picture -- We should probably have had a couple of glasses of wine first though!! ;-)

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