I have been particularly blessed with my on~line friendships. There are those of you I have known for years & years & years now. I've watched your kids grow up. You've travelled with me through crashed blogs, musical mishaps, homeschooling disasters, & all the ups & downs of life. Some of you I can pin point the very moment we first got to know each other.
This is the case for the Hojos. They are English ~ but we'll forgive them that. They can't help it. Accident of their birth & all that. Besides they redeemed themselves somewhat by residing in Australia for a number of years. Their only mistake was choosing the wrong coast!
So it's quite true; I have never ever met them IRL. I do remember how I met them though. I had on my blog at the time a pic that amused my small mind. It looked like this:
And amongst my comments one day I found a very polite note requesting permission to *steal* my pic. As it is a photobucket image it was *public domain* & not mine to say yay or nay about.
Thus began a quiet but ongoing friendship despite the fact the Hojos are lousy at keeping up their blog now they are back in England. [We're friends; I can tease like that] We do FB instead. I know about their new venture: Sails Cafe ~ link. How they have transitioned back into the English landscape ~ & I about turned green with envy when I saw where they had chosen to make their new home!
Home of King Arthur.
Tristan & Iseuylt.
I have been here. To say it is suppassingly beautiful is not to do it justice. It is glorious! Spectacular. Wonderful. I want to go back!
Anyway, as I said, The Hojos have known me for a long time; long enough to have endured me blathering on about Arthur & the Celts; Tintagel & Merlin; Minack ~ & all the wonder & the glory of a fascinating history.
As I said, I have been blessed in my on~line friendships. Yesterday a parcel arrived from England.
I am practically drooling.
Thank you, Hojos.
You are a blessing in my life.