Me and My Friends – Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon
Adventure travel writer Tim Cahill once said: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” On my latest journey I was privileged to meet three followers of my blog who have also become my friends.
Cath lives in Singapore and is the creator of Lizzie Rose Jewellery.
She is an accomplished crafter of specially beaded jewellery and designed these lovely bracelets for my personal assistant The Eternal Traveller. We met in here, in Albert Street, and shared a drink or two in a delightful little café in the courtyard.
The evening was warm and the atmosphere was tropical and relaxed. I’ve assured Cath that when she moves back to her home in Portugal I will come to visit her there too.
In London I met up with Elaine from I used to be indecisive.
Last year after my visit to the Cadbury factory in Hobart, I promised Elaine I would bring her some Caramello Koalas when I was next in England. What better excuse could there be for a get together than a chocolate delivery?
We met here at the British Library, which is fitting because Elaine has kept a log of all the books she has read since 2004. (The list is very long!)
I gave Elaine two bags of chocolates – Caramello Koalas and Freddo Frogs, and in return I received two boxes of shortbread biscuits. (She obviously knew all about my sweet tooth.) We talked for hours…
Also in London I spent an afternoon with Mrs Carmichael of being mrscarmichael fame. She is as hilarious in real life as she is when she writes and we laughed ourselves all the way to the top of The Shard and down again.
Unfortunately she is also very elusive because of the nature of her work as a mannequin so I only have her elegantly manicured hand to show you. Believe me, even this is quite an achievement.
I consider myself honoured to have met these fellow writers/kindred spirits. Knowing them has broadened my horizons in so many ways.
“Mrs Carmichael, look down there!”