22 June 2009

Beware of Bloggers Bearing Gifts!

It's seems odd not to be including photos, but I've yet to figure it out from here (here being England) . I arrived safely and all has been frantic and wonderful as we prepared for the 'Open Weekend'. All went very well and lots of pots were sold, but the highlight was seeing Doug and Hannah and Matt (I hope that this link is correct,Matt) and their friend whose name now escapes me walking up the driveway bearing gifts!!! It was wonderful and a little surreal to meet these folks who feel like old friends and yet be meeting them for the first time.
I now own a gorgeous Doug Fitch harvest jug (I am not worthy!) and a beautiful jug of Hannah McAndrews' as well (eat your heart out, Anna Branner!). They were too kind to bring presents and I felt foolish not to be better prepared to reciprocate.
I look forward to more face time this weekend as Toff and I are off to a show at Rufford where they will also be. It was a little too chaotic and overwhelming for a proper chat yesterday, but I'm glad to report that blogs tell a lot about the writer and that they are as lovely you would glean from their writings and photos! (actually, I thought Doug was taller from his photos and Hannah is even prettier in person...that's for you, Hollis!).
I am so happy to be here with all the great people I've gotten to know, some for more than 30 years, and I am reminded of how rich my life continues to be.
More to come...stay tuned.


klineola said...

Hi Dan, Give my best to all of our "cousins" over their and I look forward to more of your posts when you have time.

Ron said...

Hey Dan, I chatted w. Doug last night. He mentioned how wonderful it was to meet you and even sent me a pic of you all posing for the camera. If I can find it again I'll try and post it.

Anna M. Branner said...

You're right. I AM jealous! (LT Anna of course....)

Incognito said...

Definitely a great start to your trip; can't wait for the next installment on your trip blog. Thanks.

Hollis Engley said...

Sounds like a great meeting, Daniel. And Hannah? Attractive? Really? I always liked her for her pots. One of which is filled this very moment with a ricotta-blueberry pudding for this evening's meal.

doug Fitch said...

Was magical meeting you Dan, I look forward to seeing you again at the weekend. I love the pot, it's a beauty :)

Hannah said...

Well Doug told me I should come home and read this post and even when pressured refused to tell me what you and Hollis were wittering about. Well comments like those I don't hear every day but I can recommend a good optician for you two which may help in the future.
Sweeties the pair of you.