On meeting bloggers
Eleanor arrived first and was immediately swamped by children eager to meet the newcomer. C did all her best daredevil stunts like running down the uneven paths at breakneck speed but somehow managing to stay upright, J coerced her into playing basketball and then t-ball and then JW was due for a feed so Eleanor volunteered/insisted/grabbed the baby and enjoyed some snuggles.
She was a very gracious guest and didn't seem to mind too much that I was still putting food on plates, making coffee and wrangling children. We ate and chatted, and chatted some more and then Kim arrived with her youngest two boys. She was late because she had been baking.
Who else do you know would get up early enough to get 2 boys to separate schools, bake and ice animal-shaped biscuits for the kids and bake a chocolate gingerbread cake for the grown-ups?
Surely Kim stand alone in her awesomeness. (Sorry, I may have seen Kung Fu Panda one too many times.)
The cake was incredible! Eleanor and I quickly put etiquette aside and got stuck in.
Eleanor brought with her some delicious bagels. I was quite taken with the bagels. I know this because when I looked at the photos later I realised that I had one photo of Eleanor, no photos of Kim and 4 photos of bagels.
Sad but true...
You'll be happy to know that I can report that the bagels were delicious.
I realised after they had both left that I had some many questions that I hadn't asked;
What is that picture in Eleanor's blog banner?
How did she meet her husband (of whom she speaks so lovingly) and what is the love story that they brought them together at such a tender age?
What is Kim cooking for Christmas? I bet it's going to be good.
What does she want to do with all her wonderfully laconic writings?
How do they keep their skin looking so good?
Yes I know that is shallow but you should see them. They're incredible!
Thanks to you both, I had a very fun morning and I look forward to doing it all again soon.