Sunday 20 November 2011

Debs and Di's Day Out

You know how I love a bloggy blind date! Well this was not really a blind date as I had met the lovely Debs once before on a Hope and Elvis day, but we decided to have another get together with Debs showing me some of her favourite local haunts. We only live about 20 minutes from each other, but her end of town has places I didn't even know about.

I hardly took any photos as we spent so much time talking! But I did remember to take my camera out a few time!
After our first stop at the table top sale in Dinnington, Debs had arranged for us to pop in and meet Mary Jane Baxter who was taking a class at Louises workshop. The atmosphere in the class was delightful and I could have easily stayed and "made" with all the lovely ladies who were clearly having a lovely time. We discussed Kirsty Allsop in depth - neither of us being fans of her "Homemade" programme.

We then moved on to visit Heaths in Ollerton where the wool and fabrics were gorgeous, and a Sue Ryder charity shop where I bagged a bargain - although I have to say you have to be quick to beat Debs to the bargains - she certainly has "an eye" and is like a hawk to its prey when she spots something!

We then moved on to the gorgeous little town of Southwell . Ive only ever been to Southwell once before, but I saw things on this visit that I hadn't seen before - Like the home of Lord Byron!

We had a lovely walk round, and visited loads of charity shops, and other gorgeous shops. We bought loads of things, but spent very little.

Debs had been worried that we might run out of things to talk about - but we actually ran out of "day" - I think we could have gassed for a week! We didn't run out of topics to discuss and discovered that we have led parallel lives! Its amazing when you meet a virtual stranger and get on so very well.
We had planned to visit the Minster, but by this stage we were parched and starving, so Debs took us to Reg Taylors Garden Centre for a very reasonable priced and delish afternoon tea.
Thanks very much for my day out Deb - it was great to meet your lovely family and I enjoyed every bit of my day. Here's to our next day ou. xxt


Kathy said...

Hi Diane, that looks like a very nice day out!
We must do a bloggy meet up again some tome .... lord knows when. The weeks are just whizzing by!

greenthumb said...

How much fun, it all look great and that afternoon tea. Yum.

Gilly said...

What a great time you had! And I love that afternoon tea!!

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Sounds like a perfect day out!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rosie said...

Sounds like you two had a super day out! Paul and I had our honeymoon in Southwell at the Saracen's Head - married on the Saturday and back to work on the Monday so not a proper honeymoon really. It is a lovely place to visit - your afternoon tea looks very tasty:)

DeniseinVA said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day and always wonderful to meet a bloggy friend. Loved all your pictures, thanks so much.

Carol said...

Glad you had such a lovely day, always nice to make new good friends.
Southwell sounds like somewhere to put on the 'visit' list, I think it has a Race Course close by so could be an incentive for DH.
Carol xx

A garden just outside Venice said...

You're so lucky to have many bloggy friends living so close to you! ..mmh, do you think I should start reading Italian blogs?! :D

BadPenny said...

What a fun time you had. I love Bloggy dates too when you feel like you've known the person for years & can't stop chatting !

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Sounds like a good day out and that tea looks yummy - suddenly want a sarnie!

Lisa said...

Another successful visit with a bloggy friend. Plus shopping and afternoon tea, my kind of day out!
Lisa x

Catherine said...

Sounds like a lovely day out. Cx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Glad to know that you both secured some bargains on your lovely day out, but what I want to know is - did you get to eat all those goodies on the cake plate?! Lesley x

Lyn said...

Im jealous!
it looks like a lovely day what a lot you packed in. Liverpool with Kathy next?