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Friday, January 19, 2018

Gidday to Lou and Tony

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


Tired Teacher said...

I've met a few bloggers and agree that it's like visiting with old friends.

I'm off to read some of Lou's blog.

loulee said...

It was lovely to meet both you and Robin, we also enjoyed our evening. As we said, spending a few hours together is much nicer than a quick 20 minute meet up in a cafe. You are welcome to visit us in our home any time you travel down this way. XX

Karen S said...

What a delightful way to catch up and meet each other.

Janice said...

I’m glad you were able to meet Lou and Tony. They are a delightful couple. You were lucky to enjoy Tony’s barbecuing skills. He’s rather good at it. Lou certainly has some lovely quilts for show and tell.

Maria said...

What a lovely evening spent with Lou and Tony. Sew nice to finally meet other bloggers.

Jenny said...

We had a lovely time meeting up with Lou and Tony, and it would be great to return the favour sometime.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I know what wallabies are but had to look up pied shags. Interesting, Jenny. My gosh, that sundae looked so good esp. to my eyes as I"m trying hard to be "good" these days with the food. lol
What a great time you had meeting a fellow blogger!

Raewyn said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time - meeting other bloggers is always great fun. How lovely to have a show and tell session too!