Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A few weeks ago, in response to my post about British treats, Cornflower generously sent me some Tunnock's teacakes and wafers. My belt is fitting a tad tighter this week and I have only myself to blame...I ate them ALL myself. Shocking isn't it!? Offers were made to share, I just want to be clear that I wasn't scarfing down chocolate treats in the closet or anything.
Over the past two years I've referred to those of you who drop in here as blog friends. Whether you realize it or not, you have all been mentioned at our dinner table. Be it a trip you've taken or a new book which you've bought that sounds really tantalizing, the adoption or passing of a beloved pet. When Verity got engaged it was announced in our house! In Rachel's case, we've been following her hopes of moving to this side of the pond for months...and now she's done it! At first I referred to you by your blog names but I've come to realize that many of you are now referred to by your first name.
When I mention the kind gesture of a book sent through the mail or a bookmark won in a contest, I am frequently asked who sent it. When I say it was a blog friend, I sometimes wonder if my friends or colleagues think I'm a tad doolally to consider people from blogs as friends? We didn't grow up on Facebook so perhaps it's a generational issue.
There are some really lovely people out there who just so happen to like some of the same things that I do and I'm more than pleased to have 'met' them. And in Kristina's case, I actually have met her! We lunched in London...a totally gratuitous statement, I just like saying it.
I'm really interested so please, do tell. How do you refer to the people you communicate with through your blogs when talking to colleagues, friends or family and how receptive are they about it all?