Saturday, August 23

Absence, makes the heart grow absent...

Taking a week off the blogging caper has resulted in Rusty Brain Syndrome.

I barely had time for my feet to touch the ground. I got sick as a result.

An enormous painful cold sore bloomed on my mouth, & I felt really lousy for a good bit of the time. At first I could not understand why I felt so ghastly, tired, & headachey. I fell asleep at the party for goodness sake!! Some party girl, me.

I was sorry to see V go home, & wish we had had longer to explore & discover ever new delights in the quilting & fabric areas.

Gom took us to a huge shop & V went nuts! just on the quiet, so did I, but Gom doesnt know about it yet! haha. V had a ball shopping for her 2 little granddaughters. It made me wish we had another little one to shop for.

"Who goes there?" Lining up to greet the guests!

Here is my son, giving me a hug. Usually I am the photographer, but V took this.

Here is friend B, who was assaulted. He had to have surgery, to have a plate inserted in his arm. The bone was shattered in the assault, & was much worse than the Doctors had aniticpated. (He noted, in light vein, that it was not his drinking arm that got wounded.)

V had lived in Newcastle when she was a child, so we took a nice leisurely train trip up to see the City. It was a bitterly cold day, & the wind off the sea chilled to the bone. As we walked along the waterfront, an elderly gent sought to educate us, with a long informative dialogue on the history of Newcastle. Not wishing to be rude, we kept edging away. He kept moving up closer.

In the end we bolted. We missed the train, & had to spend a chilly hour on the platform.

Here is V waiting at the station.

Here is V getting up close & personal with the party boy! I reminded her of how she had once begged me not to marry him! How the times have changed! We laugh about it all these years later.

Here we are out at yet another shopping mall!

Here is our Sweet Granddaughter at the party.

Here is Sweet Granddaughter's best friend J. She is an honorary member of our family.

Here are these two again. Having a whale of time.

Four Bananas!

V & I on the train coming home from Newcastle.

Here is sweet Honey. V loved the way she sits like this, when she wants some attention.
Now, I need to get busy & catch up with all the many blogs I have been missing over the past week or so.
V didnt really feel the cold as much as I did. I feel we have had the coldest month of winter, in August.
Beatles, I Want To Hold Your Hand.


quiltmom said...

Hi Meggie,
What great pictures of you and your friends. It looks like you had so much fun together.
Nice to see you back on the blogs- I have missed hearing about what is new with you.

Mike said...

Great pictures Meggie. It looks and sounds like you had fun. Glad you are back.

Tanya Brown said...

Meggie, aren't you pretty! So sorry that you were under the weather during a good bit of your friend's visit. I'm sure she enjoyed the visit, though, and I hope you got to as well.

Thimbleanna said...

Aren't you a cutie Meggie! So fun to see you. Great pics of the visit -- I still just can't believe the awful assault story. Did they pack the kid off to detention or something? Have a good weekend! (Oh, and always love the puppy shots!)

Thimbleanna said...

Aren't you a cutie Meggie! So fun to see you. Great pics of the visit -- I still just can't believe the awful assault story. Did they pack the kid off to detention or something? Have a good weekend! (Oh, and always love the puppy shots!)

Kellie said...

I am so very pleased that you took a week off to have some fun!!!!! Good on you!

Ali Honey said...

Some fum - good memory, photo there Meg.I hope the cold sore heals quickly.

Stomper Girl said...

That was nice, to get so many photos of you all. Hope your health improves.

The Sagittarian said...

Great to have you back with us! That cute wee dog, sitting like that...sounds like you had a beaut visit with your friend. Pixie and I are like that, we go all the way back to high school her and I so its always a bit like that when we get together too!

Linds said...

It is so great to see photos of you, and what fun you have had too! But it is loverly to have you back. More wonderful memories, Meggie!

peppermintpatcher said...

The photo of the dogs standing guard at the top of the stairs is just hilarious!

The one of you and your son is lovely.

Good to see you back.

Jellyhead said...

Was it really only a week? It was so quiet without you!

Glad you had fun with V .... the two of you look so happy!

Hope you get to feeling properly well again soon

bluemountainsmary said...

Oh how wonderful to see photos of you - you are so lovely.

All the photos are happy photos -

Pauline said...

this was a delightful post - getting to see all those near and dear to you, and you! It's always fun to put a face with a name.

Glad you had such fun and gladder still to have you posting again.

Connie W said...

Meggie, So good to have you back. I've missed your posts. The photos are terrific.

Catalyst said...

Great photos, Meggie. Better keep an eye on V, though. Looks like she has her cap set for GOM!

Tanya said...

Some lovely pictures of you Meggie (and you haven't shown many of your recent self on your blog!) What fun it sounded like you had with your friend for a week. I loved your hubby's comment about the pants. Laughed right out loud! Welcome back to blogworld.

h+b said...

I love the portrait of you & your son best .. but so many happy snaps - love 'em ! :)

Rosie said...

party girl!

smilnsigh said...

Great to see a pic of you! Love the one of you, with your son giving you a hug.

Yes, when we are the photographer, not many pics get taken of us. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Jo said...

It looks like you had a great time. I love seing pictures of other parts of the world, and other people's lives.

Your son and granddaughter are gorgeous. I can see the resemblance to you as well. And your granddaughter's friend looks enough like her to be her sister!

Granny J said...

It's always good to see a picture of someone you know via the printed word only! Thanks. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

buffalodickdy said...

Saw you stopped by and posted, sorry I didn't respond quicker to say thanks! Cute dogs!

teodo said...

Meggie you are a good photographer and...............a good model too.
Welcome back!
ciao ciao

Isabelle said...

What a lovely time you've had. Great photos too.

Ragged Roses said...

Meggie sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. It does seem that you have had a wonderful time with your friend though

fifi said...

Wow! its you! Now i can stalk you all the better!!
What posh hair you have! After all those haircut posts I expected you to only possess a few little tufts here and there.
Such a youn granny!

I lived in Newcastle. i haven't been there for years!

thanks for sharing. hope you feel better.

rhubarbwhine said...

I get cold sores too, especially if I am run down, unwell, or under the weather, so you have my intense sympathies on that awful feeling. Hope you are feeling better now.