Friday, 1 November 2013

Water under the bridge.

I have not had a chance to blog since Monday.   'A lot of water has flowed under the bridge' since then, as we say here in Yorkshire.   Luckily all of that water has been clear and healthy!

On Tuesday the farmer had to go into hospital for check-ups - the results were good so that was a relief.   Wednesday was spent getting ready for yesterday, so that I could have a relaxing few hours.  And in the afternoon it was our monthly Poetry meeting  - never to be missed if I can help it.  Then yesterday   it was my birthday, so I had my cards and presents to open - and two huge bunches of flowers sent by delivery vans to unwrap and arrange.   But the really exciting birthday present came at around three o'clock in the afternoon with the arrival of Margaret from Thousand Flower (see my side bar) along with her husband and daughter.

How marvellous is the power of blogging.   For someone like me who lives in a fairly remote place and who relies on others for  transport since I can no longer drive , the benefits are enormous.
Margaret and her family live in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle, just inside the United States (around 4 miles from the Canadian border) and they were on holiday visiting Iceland and the UK.   The farmer and I invited them to spend the night here with us.

What a lovely evening we had - we chatted from the moment they came through the door, as though we had known one another for ever.   We had a meal together and this morning they left on their journey to York to catch the train back to London and then tomorrow home to their little island.

Now they are gone.  The house seems quiet and empty so this afternoon I went to visit friend M, and we sat and turned over old memories as we always do.   We have been friends for years and - as with Margaret - we never run out of things to talk about.

So back to normal.   Blogging back to normal too I hope - so see you tomorrow.


15 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Blogging is so wonderful, especially when you keep meeting the same people. Then you get familiar with the surroundings the bloggers live in.
Thanks for your visit!

angryparsnip said...

Happy Birthday...
You have had a busy but also fun week
And hoew wonderful to have guest from so far away. I have been to the San Juan Islands and they are lovely.

cheers, parsnip

Willow said...

That was wonderful . I am glad you had a great time !

Willow said...

Oh and I very much meant to say ~ Happy Birthday !

Arija said...

Glad to see you had a nice week if a busy one.
Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

May the clear water continue to flow beneath the bridge. And may you never run out of things to talk about.

Heather said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes Pat, and how wonderful to have that visit from a cherished blog friend. So pleased the farmer's test results were all good. After such an eventful week you will be glad of a quiet one.

Pam said...

Great when there's good news and good times to share.
Belated birthday wishes Pat and so pleased you had a wonderful time.
Thanks for sharing the pics - they are lovely!

Bovey Belle said...

Belated Happy Birthday Pat. Sounds like you had a very special and memorable day. How lovely to meet a blogging friend after years of corresponding, and of course you are old friends before you even say hello. Lovely photos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

How lovely to meet your fellow bloggers!

Belated happy birthday wishes!

Elizabeth Wix said...

Happy belated birthday!
A Halloween birthday - rather fun I think - lots of party possibilities.
So glad your visit went well.
What did you read at the poetry group?

Gwil W said...

Many happy returns!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Thanks also for dropping by.

Dominic Rivron said...

We had a pleasant evening, didn't we? I'll have to go and check out her blog!

psobrien said...

Happy birthday and wishes for a safe and healthy year to follow!
Sandy @ My Yellow Swing