Monday, 16 June 2008

Mystery Solved and Blogging News

Ok! Mystery solved. Here am I with Willow of Willow's Cottage who is in England and staying with me at my house for a week while she is in the London area. Today Alan and Idrove around and showed Willow and her husband some of the lovely villages in my neck of the woods. I took over 100 photos, and will be showing many of them soon. (I think I had better put the Scotney Castle ones on the back burner for a while.)
This is bunny knitted by Willow for my Grandson Oliver

And what a lovely thought, an Elizabeth Goudge book - Gentian Hill
I have not yet sampled the chocolates which are apparently the best in America


Willow also brought over this lovely gift from Sara of Much Ado About Something
It is hand written and illustrated by Sara and depects Jeremiah 29: 11-13
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
You will call to me....and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart"

As for the rest of the 'blogging news' I have been asked if photos of mine can be used, first for a Parish magazine and secondly for an actor's website.
Never a dull moment in the blogging world.


32 comments:

Sara said...

That's a great photo of you and Willow! How wonderful to see two of my blogging friends enjoying each other's company.

Penless Thoughts said...

How very exciting!!! Blogging is such a joy.
Susan

Elizabeth said...

I hope you both have a wonderful week - I know you will.
Lots of tea shops and country walks.Lots of pretty, old churches to look at.
I'm quite excited too. Will you go to the seaside?
This is such fun.
I'm about to catch up with some bloggers in New York. It is a super way to make friends.
love to all

Maddy said...

"HELLO WILLOW", I thought I'd better shout as it's such a long way... hope you two are having a ball.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your photo's being used.
I love all that you share.
Love you
Jeanne

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Have a marvelous time, you two! Loved seeing your gifts and the little bunny rabbit for Oliver is perfect.

An actor? A magazine? Oh, yes, there's more to this story!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely gifts from blogging friends and I just adore the knitted rabbit for your grandson. Enjoy your visit.

ellen b. said...

so happy to see Willow and little bunny made it safe to England. Enjoy and say hello to my walking buddy. So happy to hear you are taking so many photos. Nothing like another blogger to inspire more shots!

Mmm said...

I've never actually met another blogger before. Correction, I did once come to think of it!

Paula said...

What a nice visit and really nice gifts she gave you. I love the bunny.

A Woman Who is: said...

What an amazing time to traipsing around the gardens of England...I just clicked on your photo and boy that border is full of flowers!

Have a wonderful visit, and we will be looking forward to those pictures.

Elizabethd said...

What fun you must be having, it is so amazing to meet someone you have only 'met' online, and immediately like them!

Barb said...

What a wonderful week you will have.
I can't wait to see all of your pics.
I know your grandson will adore his new bunny.

The verse on the gift from Sara really touched my heart today. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Enjoy your time together.

hugs to you.

Annie said...

Hi Barbara. Isn't it just wonderful meeting with blogging friends. How wide our worlds become. I was delighted to find two more blogs to explore in the post. Thanks.

Charm & Grace said...

I love the photos... what a sweet friend to knit such a precious bunny for Oliver... and also to think of you by bringing an E. Goudge book. And the picture she brought that Sara did is wonderful... one of the first verses I memorized over 24 years ago. Have a wonderful time w/ Willow!

Love,
Christi

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Wow Barbara, so much going on with you! Sounds like you are a having a grand time with Willow...that bunny is just too cute, and Sara's gift...well that is exactly how I picture Sara, so thoughtful and so artistic.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Congrats to you on the use of your photos. That is just great. I know that they are really good photos of so many great places. I have enjoyed all that I have seen.

I am glad that your friend is getting to visit with you in your home. Have lots of fun. connie from texas

M.Kate said...

Say HI to willow for me, we've missed her but know she'll blog all about her trip when she's back :)

Linda said...

Isn't it nice to be found in the blogging world, not only by nice people with interests like ours, but by professional types who want to do business with us. Kind of exciting.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Barbara.....

I am so delighted that you and Willow have met up..... Meeting up with a blogging friend is such a thrill as I well know from my recent visit to US to see Betty. The joys of blogging never cease to amaze me. Have fun and I look forward to hearing all about it.

Barbara, when you have a moment please pop over to my blog...... I have requested prayers for Betty’s husband Edward who had surgery on Monday to remove clots from his leg..... Its a very anxious time for the family. Love - Marion

Debbie said...

Hello! I found you through Willow's blog. Your pictures are beautiful. How wonderful that you and Willow were able to connect in person. I have missed Willow though.Could you please let her know that the Boston Celtics won the NBA champioship last night ! In case she hadn't heard! It was a fabulous game - especially if you are a Celtic's fan ;) Enjoy your visit!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Barbara,

How wonderful to spend time with Willow and enjoy showing her some of the beautiful English countryside.

Marie x

Melanie said...

How wonderful to meet a blogging friend!

Just been catching up. I love the way your garden had proper edges for the borders- there are times here when I barely have a lawn thanks to 3 dogs. Aren't the roses doing well this year?

I remember Elizabeth Goudge -didn't she write "Little White Horse" a book from my childhood?

Flower said...

I was sitting here thinking about England and you two enjoying some time to visit and connect.
Have a great week and we will all look forward to each of you showing us your photos!!
What chocolate did she bring you? See's? Or is there something better? :)) Tell Willow that her brother got a hand-picked box of See's for Fathers Day. :)

Flower said...

Wonderful!! There are other chocolates but Sees is just so nice!! We do like Hershey bars too!
LilliAnne and I just walked out to the rosesgarden where the strawberry plants are and found some berries fresh from the vine!! LA's face tells the story!!
You two are so fortunate to be having these days together!!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Glad you are having such a fun visit together, bloggy friends are great friends I have found - enjoy!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Yet another blog connection! It's an ever amazing world.

nikkipolani said...

Hey, how wonderful that you are Willow are connected! Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Kristen said...

very cute bunny for your grandson, and congrats on getting picked out!

Kristen said...

also meant to say, that is one my favorite verses as well. K

Susie said...

How fun to meet a blogging friend and the bunny she made for Oliver is just adorable.
Looking forward to your pics!
xo

Lovella said...

Oh isn't it so fun to meet some one like this? I met Jill last year .. who I met through blogging. Her flight was a little shorter .. she didn't have to cross the pound but the length of one country at least. I'm so glad you had a nice time together.