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Monday, March 25, 2013

Deb was in town !!!

Back from a lovely weekend in London to meet Deb and Carrie, and Alison and Mel.  Such a strange mix of familiar and unfamiliar – known lives in previously unheard voices; conversations using real names rather than blog pseudonyms; chat in real time on several topics. 

I met up with Deb, Carrie and Alison for breakfast at the hotel and then a wander around Covent Garden market as it awoke. Plenty of chat and touch and laughter and of course photos of everything, including some up and downs.  So refreshing to be around other scrappers when whipping out the camera to take photos of everything. 

Then the number 9 bus to Kensington for lunch with 7 more scrapping bloggers.  Again plenty of camera action amongst the chatter and laughter.

Indeed the novelty of all the photo taking inspired my first layout of the weekend.

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the bottom right photo is Ruth doing the series of photos of each of us with Deb and Carrie – and here is mine

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We did take a group photo in the restaurant – but took pity on the helpful waiter and agreed to share the image rather than pass him 11 cameras.

So lovely to meet blogfriends who have been part of my life since Shimelle’s blogging class in 2009. 

13 comments:

Sian said...

I'm at the start of my blog browsing today..I can tell that I'm going to love seeing all the happy faces. And I'm a little bit envious too of course!

Miriam said...

Me too, I love your post & LO of you all. My favourite is the picture of one blogger photographing 6 bloggers photographing...

Ruth said...

It was a great day and I was pleased to meet you!

Alison said...

It was such fun to meet everyone...I love your layout!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

That middle left photo is priceless!!!
What a perfect way to capture the group. I've met Deb, Carrie, Alison and Jacky in person, and I wish I could meet you too someday!
Rinda

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful for you to meet up with your friends. Lovely photos, too.

Becky said...

Lovely to meet you and what fun we had!

Amy said...

I am loving seeing all these familiar faces TOGETHER! It really sounds like a fabulous day!

debs14 said...

I love that middle photo - looks like tha paparazzi were out in force!

Jimjams said...

So funny to see you taking photos of the paparazzi bloggers! Glad you had a good time!

Rhona said...

It was lovely to meet everyone, what a great afternoon :) x

scrappyjacky said...

It was such a great day...and lovely to meet you.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) I love this post, Helena, and your collage of photos is fantastic! There really was a LOT of camera action that day, wasn't there? Awesome!

It was so lovely to meet you, and I'm glad we had that little extra time for breakfast together too! xo