Thursday, 9 April 2009

Bloggy friends are real too!


I met Penny Woolridge today! Woohoo!! Feels like I've known her for ages...well, I HAVE kind of known her for ages...but only via Blogland & e mailing re: our Cocoa Daisy Crew Kit Club. Our first kits arrived this week & Penny was passing through (she's inland & I'm coastal) so we hooked up. My teenage daughter, Chelsea, was intrigued...she always asks me if I've met any of my bloggy friends & (when I tell her NO) she tells me they can't be my friends then!

I have to admit to being slightly nervous (Chelsea compared it to a blind date,LOL!) but it was wonderful & we chatted away over cappucino, etc...Chelsea was seriously impressed & took this lovely photograph. When we had gone our separate ways Chelsea said "Well, that wasn't actually that weird...she's more normal than you are!"...which kinda says it all really...

We spent last weekend at Tinley Manor Beach & this was the (obviously defunct...) air-conditioning unit outside our apartment - LG - When Life WAS Good...needless to say the apartment wasn't the plushest...

Nonetheless we enjoyed the nearby beach...just a stone's throw away...

But this is as far as I made it into the sea...not being a beach girl at heart...

Someone spent every minute in the water though...as per usual...

And loved the bonding time with her dad...who loves the waves as much as she does...

Reilly & Cami enjoyed their dad's undivided attention for a while...

Chelsea found a giant anchor that she thought would make a good photo prop...

And posed for a great series of photos for me while the others played beach soccer...

Can't wait to scrap some of these awesome shots...

Doesn't this little girl have the longest legs???!!! Just like her dad...

As you can see I've been playing in Picasa again...

Have a fantastic Easter weekend!


7 comments:

topkatnz said...

Very nice! great to catch up with a blog buddy! great photo that Chelsea took!

Mette Thomas said...

How gorgeous are your kids !!!
Chelsea is stunning, thank goodness she lets you take her photo.

Cami looks so much like her dad - lovely pics pics of the two of them together. I guess that was before she hurt her knee? as i see she is hurt in the grp shots. Great shots of the three of them.

Mette x

Mickey said...

Love the photo's. Have a nice weekend,
Mieke

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous pics. I agree its great meeting bloggie friends for real. I have had the opportunity to meet two in real life during December last year. Enjoy your Easter weekend. Hugs from Desire

Monique said...

What a wonderful time you've had! those pics say it all (and how gorgeous your kids are)!! Sounds like fun meeting up with one of your bloggy friends...I would be nervous too!! And downloading picasa was the 2nd programme I downloaded on my new laptop (1st was incredimail), couldn't live without it!!!!
Have a nice day,
Monique

Andrea said...

Love love love the photos, really show a loving family....wonderful memories!

xxx
A

jax said...

Hi Penny, you look lovely - great pic of the 2 of you!
Stunning family shot of Helen, Shane and the "2 young uns". Someone's a budding photographer!