Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A Reunion, not! But That's What It Felt Like.

You may remember a couple of weeks ago that I said an internet friend was coming over to the UK for a wedding and she wanted to meet up. This weekend, after a few false starts, both of us lost internet access, EEk but finally we made it! I know some of you follow Karin Foster and that was who came to visit with her partner,Ken. They arrived Sunday tea-time so straight away we went for something to eat at a local pub and then back to ours where Karin and I exchanged gifts. Karin makes the most exquisite castles and keeps out of builders foam and she had very generously made one for me.

The detail in them is incredible and the stained glass window is beautiful
Thank you Karin! It is much appreciated. I will have to decide what scene
to put in it but I'm spoilt for choice with ideas so will wait until I decide which best will do it justice.

We then chatted all night about everything and nothing while watching the Olympic closing ceremony, Steve and Ken retired to bed and left us to it. It was just like meeting up with an old friend but all too soon it was the following morning and after breakfast they had to go. They were then going up to Windermere and then crossing over to Yorkshire and driving down to Sussex. Last night they stayed at Thirsk and were going to the James Herriott Museum today. They fly back to Canada on Thursday and I am so glad they made the effort to drive up to Lancashire to see us.

See you later.....


  1. Chelle, how nice for you and Karen F to meet ! And the castle is adorable . I will be looking forward to see what you make from it.

  2. It was good after chatting for 4 years on the internet. I think I am going to make the roombox a medieval/tudor (loosely!) kitchen with a big oven etc and a simple table and benches.

  3. What a lucky girl you are! Karen's structures look so good and you must have had such a lovely time chatting minis.

  4. Chelle, Karin's castle is amazing! Lucky you! Will be happy to follow the process. Natalia

  5. Not sure why I didn't see this sooner ):[ I'm still (a month later) thrilled to have finally gotten the chance to meet and talk.
    The internet & facebook allows you to meet people great distances away and become friends even if you never meet in person. So when you do have a chance to meet in person it's a double thrill!!!
    Had it not been for last minute changes to the wedding plans (our reason for being in England) I would have come up sooner & stayed longer. Loved meeting Steve & the fur babies & some day I will incorporate your kitchen into one of my dioramas (loved the cosiness of it).
    Many thanks for being such great hosts
    hugs ~K