Monday, 18 August 2008

My weekend with friends

Organised I am not
I checked on map quest the directions to get to Mei’s place, my printer is not connected so I wrote out the directions from M3. I bought a new map book, in the end I took a different route as in the route Mei takes when she drives home from Winchester. That was fine until I got to London and the North Circular. I rang Mei for directions from there. The funniest bit was when I was stuck behind a bus that had not quite pulled into a bus stop. Mei was telling me to turn right at the next junction.......impossible with 3 lanes of busy traffic between me and the right turn. Eventually pulling out from behind the bus with an oncoming coach blasting his horn at me, I’m telling him to go away and shut up then remember Mei and tell her I didn’t mean her. Finally she manages to direct me the right way and as I turn down the last hill there she is waving at me from the side of the road.


So that is how I managed to drive into London for the first time ever. The driving was fine it was not knowing where I was going when I got there that was my only problem. Mei made me very welcome with a refreshing cup of tea before loading up her car and setting off towards the Peak District. Mei and I managed to chat constantly for almost the whole of the drive (3 hrs). We were chatting so much that when we set off I tried to text Fire that we were on our way only I managed to send my text to Romeo by mistake. We landed at Fire’s home at about 6pm so once we had handed over the bottles we had brought with us, I changed into one of my new red skirts and the red heels. A glass of champagne thrust into our hands and we began to catch up with QV and Trousers who I had met when I visited Fire last December.

The atmosphere among the 5 of us was relaxed and cheerful. When I had arrived at Mei’s she was very nervous about meeting fellow bloggers for the first time. I hope she enjoyed meeting us, I certainly enjoyed her company, the two of us giggling like school girls quite a bit over the 26 hours we were together.

It was a lovely evening in the company of lovely people, the food, drink, chat and the tarot cards all flowed well. We all either wrote or commented on short blog posts. Having read back mine yesterday I realised how pissed I must have been when I wrote it. The weather was horrendous with the heavy rain drumming on the conservatory roof much to the delight of trousers who was looking forward to falling asleep to the sound, he had volunteered to sleep on the chaise lounge in there

Considering we went to bed after 1.30 we were all up fairly early for a gathering in the kitchen for our hot drinks followed by cooked breakfast. (something I only ever have when I am with fellow bloggers). We sat around chatting for another couple of hours before leaving at about 11ish. Mei and I dropped Trousers off at the station in Stoke and were just heading towards the M6 when we got the call from Fire.......Mei had left her trademark blue shoes behind, they could have been posted on but we turned around and went back for them. I couldn’t help noticing how many Jaguar cars there were on the motorway. At times I couldn’t help looking to see who was driving. I miss him.

The journey flew past and it wasn’t long before we were back in London. More tea and more chat then I was on my way again. The final leg of my journey went by very quickly, but as I neared home I found I was beginning to struggle with keeping my eyes open but I managed. I was tired when I got home but today I have been absolutely exhausted. It’s a good thing I had booked an extra day off, I would not have managed to work. I found myself falling asleep on and off all day and even now I am still tired. I have enjoyed the last few days surrounded by friends but I have still missed Romeo.


I hadn’t heard from him in over a week, yesterday was his birthday and I had hoped to at least hear from him. This afternoon I sent him a chatty email telling him about my week. I even told him about having Dinner with Lotto and going out with Harvey. At the end I jokingly told him that I was cross that I was having a one sided conversation with him as he had forgotten to tell me where he was and how long for. Blow me down with a feather less than an hour later he text me saying where he is and he will be there for a few days. I laughed assuming he had just read my email but he says he has no internet connection where he is.


Right I need an early night as its back to work tomorrow.


It was a pity that trixie and her sisters had to miss the party

19 comments:

Mei Del said...

i had a lovely weekend too xx

trousers said...

That's a good summary of the party, and nice to read about your journey to and from it with Mei. I really enjoyed it, I'm just a little embarrassed at saying completely the wrong name to you when you dropped me off at the station!

Lady in red said...

Trousers all I can say is thats just pants but as you called me QV I shall forgive you.

It was good to see you again

Miss Understood said...

Sounds like you had a great time, and well done for making it to London...it's a daunting drive!

MarmiteToasty said...

Sounds like you all had a great time...... good job you booked monday off lol...

x

MarmiteToasty said...

Sounds like you all had a great time...... good job you booked monday off lol...

x

Casdok said...

Sounds like a wonderful time had by all!!

Mel said...

:-)

Good times!

Sounds like you needed the day off to recuperate? LOL

Happy Tuesday, ma'am!

Trixie said...

Glad you guys had such a good time. ONE day I'll make it to FB's!

Lady in red said...

Miss U it was a good weekend and the only reason I have not driven to London before is that I have never had any reason to do so

Lady in red said...

marmie I had an idea that I might need to recover after 6 - 7 hours travelling on both sat and sun added to the champers = one tired Lady

Lady in red said...

casdok it was a great weekend just as it always is when we get together

Lady in red said...

Mel it was and I am sure glad I did take the day off

Lady in red said...

trixie at least you have managed to meet Fire and it sounds like your weekend turned out good too.

I'm pleased for you

Gypsy said...

I would love to meet some fellow bloggers but just about everyone I know lives a million miles away from me. Sorry to hear you haven't seen Romeo lately. Long distance romances are extremely difficult aren't they? Glad you still get out and have a good time though.

nitebyrd said...

I've had the pleasure of meeting one fellow blogger. It was a short meeting but I enjoyed it very much.

I admit to being jealous of y'all getting together. I've vowed if I win the Lotto or become rich giving facials, I'm going to come to one and then visit Scotland!

Lady in red said...

Gypsy I know that Romeo doesn't want me to just vegitate at home while hes away, but the chances of going out are not so often available and when they are I'm too tired.

chances to go out seem to come in groups like buses.

Lady in red said...

nitebyrd I have found meeting other bloggers always to be enjoyable, after all we only meet up with those we have an afinity with.

If you ever manage to get over here I shall even tidy my house and throw the kids out so everyone can come visit

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