Thursday, 23 February 2012

Meeting Blogging Friends in Real Life...





Yesterday was the hottest day of our Durban Summer
this season - SWELTERING... I went out to Salt Rock,
further down the North Coast, to meet this lovely lady,
Evgenia Petzer, who I've only known online up until now.


She is the 4th online friend I've met in real life now
& every time has been perfect.  We have always
had so much to talk about and yesterday was no
different!  


I had this handsome young man for company,
much appreciated on the long drive.


As you can see it is rather idyllic out there ...
I had an overwhelming urge to just stay there
& run away from my "life as I know it" but
alas, I made my way back down the freeway...


We dined here on Meditteranean pizza
whilst enjoying glorious scrappy conversations...
Wow, how I love to speak to someone who
speaks my language - yes!  Evgenia may be
Russian but say the words "Scrap Cake" to her
and she understands EXACTLY what you are
talking about!!  Just kidding, her English is excellent!


She has the most beautiful young boy, Anton,
who was captivated by the coconuts!  So Sweet!!


Our two hours together flew by & before we knew it
it was time to kiss goodbye to each other & the ocean.
I loved having a "different day" away from my normal
humdrum routine, meeting a special friend & enjoying
the company of my son, it was wonderful!  And
tomorrow is Friday, Happy Weekend Everyone!!





31 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! What beautiful photos!!!! So picturesque.. I am glad you both had a fun time. I too love when I can talk to someone about scrappy stuff. And love escaping reality for a bit as well. It is so fun when we get to meet in person our friends we have made online. I hope you have an awesome weekend, Helen.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

How awesome!!!!! This is wonderful Helen. Evgenia is a sweet sweet girl and I had often wondered if you guys had ever met as you are pretty close. Thank you for sharing these pics! The scenery looks perfect indeed. I hear ya on the "running away from life as I know it" ...

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sounds like a lovely time for you 2... I'm totally with you..."running away from life - even just for a moment= Bliss" One place which I really want to visit one day South Africa.....hopefully...hugs...xoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

Someday we will me scrapper rock star!

Mitra Pratt said...

Meet I mean!

Tina said...

Oh My Gosh Helen - I think I ate at this place when I was in Durban a few years back. Lovely pictures and so cool to meet in person.

topkatnz said...

Yay:) glad to hear you had a great day.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun to meet IRL!!! Love the photos!!

Leonie said...

Sounds Idyllic. It's such fun meeting online friends and so true regarding all the scrap talk
how they just 'get it'. :) Enjoy your weekend.

Bellaidea said...

Wow, what a great meeting! By the way, who is next? :) mayby me?

Sabrina said...

Awesomeness!! I enjoyed reading this post, Helen! :)))

Desire Fourie said...

So special that you could meet in person. Wow, it is a magical part of the KZN coast.
Hugs
Desire

Stefanie said...

Scrap cake?
When you coming down south again so we can meet. 2 hours must have flown by so fast.

tania said...

oh lovely:) treasured memories forever:){hugs}

Vicky Varvadouka said...

I wish I could visit too!!!

Shayne said...

Oh, nothing better than meeting a bloggie friend and you run out of time to chat!

Lovely pics and so good to have a day away from *the norm*.

Happy Weekend x

Irini said...

hmmmm scrappy conversation, mediterranean pizza, idyllic views....sounds like perfection!
have a fabulous weekend
hugz
irini

Jasmine S said...

How fab to meet a scrappy friend. I love your pics.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous day! I love meeting online friends in real life. You certainly had a GORGEOUS setting for your get together!

carlies said...

wow what beautiful pictures and beautiful country to

hugs carla

Alison said...

Looks like an idyllic place and sounds as if you had a great day!
Alison xx

Kerryn said...

What a beautiful place to meet :). It is wonderful when we have the opportunity to meet online scrappy friends :).

Lynette said...

What an awesome place to meet a new friend. I love all the online friends I met in real life.

sandi said...

Wonderful pics! How wonderful to be able to meet your online friend in person!

Carin McDonough said...

It is wonderful to meet online friends in real life, I have been lucky enough to meet a few :) Glad you enjoyed yourself and you send us a bit of that heat and I will send you some cool air ;)

jeanie g said...

So glad you had such a fun and happy day Helen. Love the photos of the beautiful beach etc. Here it's still cool and a bit grey and only 10c!

Evgenia Petzer said...

oh, Thank you once again for these lovely 2 days!

will keep in touch)

SouthAfrica said...

Hi Helen, I'm a Capetonian who's going to be visiting Salt Rock with the family for the first time next month. Thanks for sharing the photos.

I also run South Africa Travel Online, and am setting up a page on Salt Rock. I've linked to this page, as an interesting blog to read if you're visiting Salt Rock. Hope you don't mind. See our Salt Rock page to see how we've showcased this post.

Rob

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Eila Sandberg said...

Ooooh Helen this is so fabbo reading about you meeting Evgenia and seeing the exotic photos! sooo different from what I'm seeing at the mo from our study window! Lucky lucky you! xoxox

Denise Price said...

So glad that you had a nice time!