We bloggers are a strange commmunity. Through cyberland we can become quite close as we gradually build up friendships with our chosen group of like-minded people; we don't really know each other at all apart from what we choose to put on our blogs or in the comments columns - and others have no proof that what we write is true anyway.
But as we wander through Blogland somehow some people become friends and others fall by the wayside; we recognise kindred spirits and a real sense of connection builds up. For example, meeting Elizabeth in New York a couple of years ago was one of the highlights of that holiday.
Since then I have met one or two 'local' bloggers and we have found that we have a lot in common. So it was a pleasant surprise this morning to get a call from Denise (Mrs Nesbitt's space) to say that she and her husband were about a mile down the lane and heading our way. Over a coffee we all found that we had indeed got a lot in common and could have talked all afternoon.
So thank you Denise for taking the trouble to call in. I hope it will be the first of many such visits - for friendship is what makes the world go round.