Saturday, 24 July 2010

DIDNT WE HAVE A LUVERLY TIME THE DAY WE WENT TO............

Peterborough..............

City with beautiful cathedral, decent shopping centre, Little Frankies for lunch and now host to my first blogger get together.........

I arrived well in time for our 11am meet, a bit nervous (how old am I??) outside the lovely Harriets Tea Rooms.   Of course I needn't have worried for within minutes I was greeted by a beaming smile and a hug from Karen (Tilly Rose). Next to arrive was Em (Ems Shabby Shack) followed by Anjalee (Yarn Lover) and her pretty daughter and finally Gill (DosieRosie) who had driven over two hours from Norfolk to join us.

Two of the group were sadly unable to make it due to family commitments, but I am sure we will be able to arrange another meet at a later date when they can join us.

The helpful staff in the Tea Rooms pulled two tables together for us and we were so busy introducing ourselves we almost (but not quite) forgot to order some of the delicious cake on offer.
Now at this point I should apologise...firstly I forgot to take a photo of the outside of the building, which is actually very beautiful, and more importantly.....The Cakes!!!!! So here are a couple I 'borrowed ' just to show you.......


Harriets Tea Rooms
Image courtesy of 'Where to eat out'


Lemon Cake (image by dessert.net.au 


As you can see we are surrounded by empty plates...which is always a good indication of  what they were like, but I kid you not when I say they were almost 4 inches high in their cake domes.....carrot cake, lemon, walnut........is your mouth watering yet!
It's amazing though that we managed to eat anything despite the fact that we were here for two hours as I don't think there was a pause in the conversation once!

It was so good though to put not just faces to the blogs but personalities to those faces and I would highly recommend this to anyone. It was a delightful way to say hello, find out a bit more about each other, listen to the tales of projects attempted....but not always completed and what each of us got out of the blogging community.....and I think it was a resounding thumbs up!





 Em (front) and Karen


Gill

Anjalee,
it was great to meet her as she hadn't at that time got a blog, but had found out about the meet through Em's and my blog and decided to come and join us and we're so glad she did. She even brought her very shy (and very brave) daughter who had to put up with us talking ten to the dozen, but she seemed to take it in good part. Anjalee has now set up her blog,(see link above), which will develop as they all do and I hope she gets as much from it as most of us seem to.

Well I do hope everyone got home safely afterwards, I did ....after a bit of retail therapy at M & S....well went to buy what all we girls go there for and they let me down so I had to console myself with something.....didn't I.......and they were bargains.....

TTFN
Jenny xx

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for arranging that Jenny I had a great time and look forward to meeting up again.
    Gillx

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  2. Oooh Jenny it looks like you had a great day.
    I wish We could arrange a Yorkshire bloggers meet up.
    Maybe its something I'll look into in the future.
    Em xxx

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  3. Looks a fab day out!!! Hope you all had fun, and next time... I shall be there too...even if you are over 3 hours drive away! xxx

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  4. looked like a fab meeting...thanks for the cake update! ;-))
    xx

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  5. I'm so pleased it all went well for you all. x

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  6. lovely to meet you and everyone else Jenny! Thanks for getting it all sorted.
    here's to the next one my lovely!
    Karen xx x

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  7. I'm one of the one's who couldn't make it and I'm gutted. It looked as if you had a great time. Next time house guests and hassles or not I'll be there!

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  8. How lovely to meet fellow blogging ladies, and bet the cakes tasted heavenly!
    Jo x

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  9. Glad you had a great time. Ooh the cakes, you're making me hungry! x

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  10. I bet the noise level in the tea room was IMMENSE!!!!! I can just imagine you all talking at a hundred miles an hour!!! So glad you all had a lovely time. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. What a lovely post! I'll have to arrange one for some of us in the SW I think!

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  12. Looks like you all had a great time - what a lovely place to meet, too:)

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  13. Sad i could not make it this time, but keep me in mind for the next meet up :)

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  14. Thanks for a lovely morning Jenny.
    It was wonderful meeting up with everyone.
    I love my little tape measure, Thank you
    Have a super week.
    Em xxx

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  15. What a lovely idea to meet up like this - it looks as if you had a great time and nice cake! xx

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  16. That's a fab idea - having a meet up. I came by as you've been so kind as to visit me and I have to say, your Summer House looks very grand compared to mine! I've got bunting ready to go up but there's only so much a girl can do in a weekend! xx

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  17. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. It is lovely to meet you, if only virtually! x

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  18. Seems like you had a great "blog-gathering" as we call it!!

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  19. I am so envious looks like you had a wonderful meet up!1 Id like to arrange a northern meet up if anyone is interested?
    Heather x

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  20. lemon cake looks amazing!

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