More lovely bloggers.
Actually Mike is the blogger but they are very much a couple (married 50 years) and that’s how I think of them. First I ’met’ their daughter Nea
who lives in
and has been a helpful blogging friend over the years. Then I ‘met’ Mike and Ann through Mike’s blog.
I thought there was little chance of actually meeting them as they live the other side of the country so I was delighted to hear they were contemplating a visit to the SW and hoped to see me – actually invited me out to lunch.
We fixed a date and then I went to stay with my Wiltshire family when everything went out of my head except the date. I had forgotten that I had given Ann my address so was expecting to hear from them to give directions. By Saturday I thought I had better give them a ring. No answer. It is a difficult journey and I felt a little worried – a weakness of mine. I just hoped I hadn’t made a ghastly mistake and thought that they had perhaps changed their plans.
Monday morning Nea commented that she would be thinking of us so I thanked Heaven I had put some make- up on and was only 5 minutes away from fit for purpose. Then I got a phone call from Ann – they were at the bottom of the lane and by 12 noon we were united. After a cup of coffee and a natter they were like old friends.
We wandered down the lane to the Bistro – sadly the owner Kim wasn’t there but the lunch was good – comfort food Mike called it and for the first time ever I had a threesome with the pudding. Our waitress, who was somewhat impassive, didn’t turn a hair. Time flew – they are delightful company and such a shame they don’t live closer. After a last cuppa we said goodbye. Unusually for me I was so absorbed I didn’t take my camera. These last few days we have had ultra pleasant weather –altogether one can’t grumble.
Like the gentleman he is Mike apologised profusely for not phoning again but it really was my forgetting what we had arranged. Mea Culpa