Monday, July 09, 2007

Guess what................

Guess what arrived in the post today ALL THE WAY FROM COLORADO???????????????

The recipe cards from Barb which she made for Mandy's wedding!!!! I was so excited when I saw the envelope with the US stamp on it.


AND THEN......

I called Barb to thank her. On the phone. And spoke to her. I SPOKE TO BARB! Well, after we established that I was not someone from eastern parts trying to sell her something, that is. And it was just so lovely to hear the voice of someone I feel I know via the wonders of our blogging world. We discussed whether green tomatoes are unripe or a special kind, as we had both read Boomama's latest post. And I asked the questions re baking soda vs baking powder which I am never sure about when I am following an American recipe. And we just talked. Sigh. It was lovely. In fact, it has made my day.

Barb, it was great to talk, and thanks again!


Barb said...

When I realized it was you, I was embarrassed to death, Linds. You must think I have the worst phone manners in the world but I thought you were some foreigner trying to sell me something.

LOL I guess you ARE a foreigner. To someone who lives on the other side of the world. Like me.

How nice it was to talk to you. You have the sweetest voice. If I'd known all I had to do was send you something and you'd call me, well I'd have sent you something ages and ages ago. :-)

Thank you for calling me. You can be sure I'll be mentioning our conversation in a post sometime soon. Right now there's this crazy book giveaway going on over at my place. Run over and put your name in - as you know, I have no problem mailing something to Great Britain!

Chris said...

Ah, Linds...

My jealousy knows no bounds!!

Good for you, and good for Barb. Wouldn't it be great to MIRL?

Donnetta said...

How fun!! Not only to receive the cards with recipes... but even more so to talk to Barb!!

I'm so glad you guys had that opprotunity!

someone else said...

Ooooh, what a treat that must have been. Couldn't happen to two nicer people.

Carole Burant said...

How wonderful that you were one of the lucky winners for Barb's recipe cards AND that you called her!!! I've now spoken to a few blogging friends over the phone and it's such an absolute thrill:-) xoxo

Linda said...

What great fun Linds!! I'm sure you're going to love those recipe cards, but talking to Barb must have been very special. I'm so glad you got to this right now. What a special gift.

Lori said...

This cracks me up, congrats!!!!

Barb said...

Hi again, Linds,

OK, I did a humiliating post all about how I answered the phone when you called me. Feel free to read it and run. LOL

Susie said...

What fun for you!
I've had real life phone conversations with a few blogging friends, and it really adds a whole new dimension to the friendship, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hi Linds Im a regular reader of Barbs and after reading about how you guys had your funny to start with phone call I had to check you out
they are so pretty arent they
Barb is talented as well as a wonderful person
reading about you I see you have a daughter in NZ Im here too born here
Im also a teacher but havent practiced due to having a toddler
I have to get out there and get registered very very soon but its difficult I am enjoying being a sahm
I also have a retired teacher cousin in GB
I shall be back to see your blog again real soon
blessings have a happy day

Anonymous said...

Barb is just as lovely as's wonderful that y'all were able to talk on the phone and 'connect'. I hope you and your sister have lots of fun!!!

Barb said...

Our talking to each other was a blessing, Linds. And all these people see that. Thank you for calling me. I'll never, ever forget the sound of your voice and how special talking to you was, right when we both needed the lift.