Friday, 29 April 2011

Meeting another blogger

Yesterday we had a lovely day meeting Jean, her husband Nick and LuLu from A Very Grand Pressigny.  We had organised a barbecue, but the weather was not quite as we would have liked.  It was jerseys on and off all day, but at least it did not rain. (we really do need rain, but we certainly did not want it yesterday!).   Jean and her husband are delightful people and we felt as if we had known them for years; a very easy going couple and Lulu was a pleasure to have around. She is a beautiful standard apricot poodle and is one of the best mannered dogs I have  ever met.
Nick, Lulu, Jean and Nigel

Jean brought me the most amazing present, which she had made.  I saw some beads on her blog A Box of Beads some time ago and I said how beautiful they were.  They were the most beautiful colour green, and Jean kindly offered to make me a necklace. Not only did she make me a necklace but also matching earrings, so I felt very spoilt.  They really are lovely and will go well with my green eyes.  Also as Jean suggested, they are perfect for St Patrick's Day.
They are really quite lovely and so beautifully made.

This was one of our sunsets from a couple of days ago.

62 comments:

  1. Glad you had a fun day with friends! That sunset is truly one of the most beautiful I have ever seen!

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  2. The dog is really so cute and has unusual color! Pretty gift!

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  3. Oh so nice of Jean. The beads are so beautiful. I love the colour very much too. I'm sure you had a great time with them. And what a breathtaking sunset scene. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you're having a fabulous day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  4. How wonderful you got to meet another blogging friend but no fair as I haven't met any yet :-( The green coloured jewellry will look gorgeous with your reddish hair colour.

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  5. Leisl we have stunning sunsets here. It was great meeting another blogger. Diane

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  6. Ola the necklace is beautiful and yes apricot colour is stunning on Lulu. Diane

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  7. My Little Space, We had such a lovely day and the jewellery is quite lovely. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  8. Joyful I am lucky to have met three bloggers now and they have all been such lovely people. I am sure you will meet someone soon. Take care, have a good weekend. Diane

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  9. It's always a great time meeting up with friends! That necklace and earrings are definitely beautiful - I love the bright green color!

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  10. Peggy they are the most amazing colour green, I am looking forward to wearing them. Diane

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  11. That sounds like so much fun. Just met with a few bloggers recently...we are doing a once a month meet and it's wonderful. It's great to meet people you have so much in common with!!

    I do hope I make it to France this summer... would love to meet you for a glass of something in your 'hood'! ps... those beads are gorgeous~!!!!

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  12. How wonderful to meet new people :-) and wow what a beautiful gift too. They look gorgeous. xx

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  13. lostpastremembered it would be great to meet up if you come here this year. You are right those beads are gorgeous :-) Diane

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  14. Anne you would love Jean and Nick they are so down to earth, lovely people. The gift was extra special. Hope all well there. Diane x

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  15. I love the necklace and earrings... the color is beautiful. Nice sunset shot too!

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  16. Pam I agree the colour really is beautiful. It is good to catch up with the French sunsets again.Diane

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  17. What a fun experience to really meet! Glad you enjoyed each other's company.

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  18. What fun blogging is, the modern day version of pen friends and a lovely gift. I bet you are glad to back enjoying the sunsets.

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  19. Absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

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  20. What a nice treat for you to get together. The necklace and earrings are works of art. Gorgeous!

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  21. Rosaria we had a great day together. I love meeting fellow bloggers. Diane

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  22. Linda you are right the modern day version of pen friends, but somehow it seems a lot more friendly and meeting up is such fun. Diane

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  23. The Tame Lion, Thanks for your visit and comments. Love your website , what fun. Diane

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  24. Craig I have decided that I love meeting blogggers, so far they have been very kindred spirits. That necklace and earrings are stunning. Diane

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  25. What a lovely day and your neclate and earings are just beautiful - I love that deep green colour!

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  26. What a fabulous day you must have had Diane, I think it must be lovely to meet fellow bloggers, I haven't had the pleasure yet. Your present is stunning, the colours alone are so beautiful and deep. But made it into such gorgeous jewellery only adds to their beauty. I like the way Jean has "lined up" the marks in the beads so well. Green is one of my favourite colours!

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  27. That was a beautiful present. I like that deep green and it is perfect. Glad you all had fun and the doggie looks cute too.

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  28. Dianne we did have a great day. I think I am very spoilt with that lovely necklace and earrings. Diane

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  29. Dolly I am lucky now to have met three bloggers and they have all been a delight. Green is now one of my favourite colours, but as a child I hated it as everyone told me I should wear it!!! Red hair and green eyes, green is the obvious choice. Now my hair is fading I like to bring out the colour of my eyes, so yes, I now love green. Diane

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  30. Sailor you are right it was a lovely present. Lulu was fantastic and soooo well behaved. Diane

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  31. What a happy time..the dog is lovely and the beads are beautiful..Nothing like meeting with friends..
    Glad you all had a wonderful time..
    xoCarolyn

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  32. Oh yes Diane! It truly is a great moment to meet with other blogger friends!
    it is only natural that we feel we've known each other for aeons, also because we share many interests!
    I had a great time with Lucie and her husband twice already, and these were great moments!
    I hope you've got a lovely weather!
    The day was glorious and I met many interesting small animals!!
    Love, and have a great evening!

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  33. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, the necklace and earrings are SO pretty, lovely color. Very nice photos to!

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  34. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Your new jewelry is really lovely. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  35. Wow, a Royal wedding and a royal visit. it sound like you all had the perfect day.

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  36. How special to receive this set of necklace and earrings! Love the beads, the color and the thoughtfulness~ Looks like a wonderful day in the garden!

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  37. Carolyn we had a wonderful day and yes the jewellery is lovely. Diane

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  38. Noushaka the weather has been beautiful but we desperately need rain. I have never seen it so dry. It really is quite serious!! Diane

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  39. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen, you are right the jewellery really is sooooo pretty. Diane

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  40. Thanks Mary, we did have a great day. It is so nice to meet bloggers especially when you feel as if you have known them forever. Diane

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  41. Hi Steve thanks for the visit. We had a fantastic day, I have met 3 bloggers so far and we have got on sooooooo well. Diane

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  42. Taste of Beirut, it was such a lovely gift and the colour is just perfect for me. I really appreciated the thought that went with it. We had a great day. Diane

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  43. Very nice post and interesting stories about your guests and Lulu. I went to see her blog too. lol

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  44. Honest Abe, Glad you went to see Lulu's blog she is so sweet. Diane

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  45. Je trouve magnifique de pouvoir se rencontrer entre blogueurs.
    Tu as reçu un très joli cadeau.
    Bon 1er mai et à très bientôt.

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  46. The jewellery is beautiful!

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  47. It must be wonderful to meet fellow bloggers, and you must have felt quite familiar to each other through reading each others blogs. I quite envy you for this.

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  48. I love the colour of the jewelery! I hope you had fun.

    I have made a few desserts and cakes that i think you might like.

    Cheers,
    Yas

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  49. What a wonderful time you must have had with Jean! It was so thoughtful of her to bring you gifts...and the jewlery is lovely!

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  50. Vera it is amazing how it is like meeting 'old' friends that you have known forever. Hope we meet up one day. Diane

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  51. Yasmin we had a lovely day and yes the jewellery is lovely. Diane

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  52. Faith it was a lovely day and yes the jewellery was very thoughtful. It was perfect for me with my colouring. Diane

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  53. Wow those pieces are gorgeous, she's talented in making those. Ouch for the not-so-friendly weather hehehe. But the sunset is marvelous!

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  54. chubskulit, you are right, the necklace and earrings are beautiful. Diane

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  55. Hi Diane, I thought I had left this comment before, but it seems to have been "bloggered" - ie banished into thin air !!

    It was lovely to meet you and Nigel, like you said, it seems like we had known each other for years. Thanks for a lovely barbecue lunch and your hospitality. Lulu also had a super time in your lovely big garden.

    I hope you enjoy wearing the necklace - do let me know if it falls apart - always a worry for the hobby beaderiste !!

    I hope we can meet up again soon, Jean x.

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  56. Ha ha Jean I like that bloggered!! I am sure the necklace will not fall to bits. it looks strong to me. Looking forward to meeting again. D & N xx

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  57. Love the earrings and necklace- the colour is BRILLIANT!! Glad you had a great time with friends...

    Take care,
    Leesa

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  58. Leesa I have say I go along with you on the colour.It is superb and what first attracted me to the stones. Diane

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  59. Soryy I am so behind on my bloging and blog reading! I love reading about when other bloggers meet. I like seeing all the pictures too! It looks like the weather held out for you. Sounds like some great people and Lulu too!

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  60. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...
    Lyndsey I also love meeting bloggers each one I have met we feel like we have known each other for years. Jean ans Nick were no exception, not forgetting Lulu :-) Diane

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