Saturday, 23 August 2014

I'm making a habit of this

Recently I met up with another friend I previously only knew through the internet. Sheila Crosby is a great writer, scientist, writing buddy, photographer, yeti keeper, founder of the critiquing group I belong to and all round good egg.

As a change from me driving in the campervan to see her she flew over from La Palma. Another break from my usual m.o. was that instead of tea and cake there was curry and wine ... and sausages ... coffee... trifle ... Well we had a lot to talk about!

Hopefully it won't be too long until we can meet again. If I was to win the £30,000 top prize in this competition, or the £500 in this one then I'd start making travel plans. Alternatively if I won the arvon course on offer here, I might make new writing friends.

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  1. Must have been fun to meet up and curry and wine sound like a great combo to me!

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    1. Fantastic curry and very good wine. Even better conversation.

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    2. Got through a fair few subjects, didn't we?

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  2. I remember Bob Hope describing himself as an "all round good egg" in one of the 'Road to' movies. "Don't lay it here" interrupted Bing Crosby. Have you got a picture of her yeti you could show us?

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    1. I've not seen a photo of the yeti myself, GB. Perhaps he's camera shy?

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  3. There's nothing quite like talking to another writer, is there. I'm glad you had a good time.

    Te £30,000 competition looked tempting....until I saw the list of (very prestigious) previous winners!

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    1. It's good to talk to someone who knows what it's like and doesn't wonder why on earth we bother, Frances.

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  4. Hi Patsy .. how lovely that you were able to meet up again with another blogging friend ... generally you obviously had lots to chat about ... pity about the visit to La Palma .. another day perhaps ... Good luck with that £30 grand too .... cheers Hilary

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    1. I've entered at least, Hilary. That takes me one step closer to winning and being able to opo down the travel agent's.

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  5. You could almost be twins! La Palma isn't that far from where I live - when you go to see her you can hop on a ferry and visit me too. The food here iss great!

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    1. We do look alike in that photo, Lizy. We seemed to have a lot in common in other ways too.

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  6. It is lovely when one can find critique groups and partners who give good feedback in a secure and caring approach. Glad you've found that. Those competitions do look tempting don't they?

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    1. I'm very lucky in my writing friends, Madeleine.

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  7. I love meeting up with fellow writers, especially when there's food involved!

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    1. I wasn't aware it was possible to have such a meeting without food, Rosemary.

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  8. I would always go for the wine over the tea. That's just me. *wink*

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    1. I like both, R Mac. Not together though. That'd just be weird.

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  9. I love visiting friends I've met online - at least, the ones I think are trustworthy. :D I have met many, but not any blogger writer friends, that I can remember anyway ... ;)

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    1. We do need to be a bit sensible about who we meet and where, Trisha. It's a bit like online dating I suppose.

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