One of the lovely things about blogging and travelling is the chance to meet up with fellow bloggers, as we did yesterday. Lou and Tony live in Timaru and Lou blogs as Manxgirl. I was hoping we would get the chance to meet up, and they kindly invited us to their home for a BBQ meal – so kind. What a great evening we had, getting to know each other, meeting Belle the cat, having a wonderful meal, and of course, a little Show and Tell on Lou’s part. Here’s Lou in her sewing room with a WIP hanging up. As well as patchwork and quilting cross stitch and crotchet, she collects tiny sewing machines and yes, they certainly do sew.
Lou in her sewing room
Then there were all those wonderful quilts that came out of such a huge cupboard (I want one that size). It was interesting to hear the stories behind them
Some of Lou’s quilts
We had a tour of the garden, and a peek in the glass house full of tomatoes and peppers. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh tomatoes on the vine, is there? Tony fired up the BBQ and started to cook our dinner. It was a lovely meal, with a variety of salads made with ingredients from the garden.
Tony on BBQ duty
Finally we said our farewells – they are a working couple after all, not like us on holiday. Thank you so much, Lou and Tony, for your hospitality, it was so nice to meet you both. I must say that with reading other’s blogs you feel that you already a little bit about them, and it is so nice to get the opportunity to catch up with other bloggers.
Lou and Tony of Timaru