I set myself the challenge of making the majority of the boy's Christmas (sorry Vix, it's that C word!) presents this year, so that's also going to take up a fair bit of time. Lots of ideas for JB1, but JB2 is a little more difficult although he won't have a clue what's going on!
Anyway, despite having this cold, I went on my first blog meet-up the Saturday before last. I headed on up to Walsall to meet Vix, who is just as lovely in real life as her blog would suggest.
Up bright and early on the day, I still managed to only just make it to the station in time. Throwing myself onto the first train, I quickly realised it was the wrong one and I couldn't get off until the next stop which was Swindon! After heading back to Bristol and catching a later train to Birmingham (thanks to the nice conductor who let me use my ticket for that train), I eventually then made it to Walsall, only an hour and a half late! In the meantime, Vix had been ringing me, except I'd left my phone at home!
Never mind, we headed for coffee and chat, then on to Second To None, probably the best vintage shop in the country. I think if that shop was closer, I wouldn't even bother with ebay any more as the prices are so reasonable and the stock so fabulous! We tried on lots of things, but I was very good and just bought 3 things (all pointed out by Vix, she has such a great eye).
Next was lunch in the less salubrious Wetherspoons, a lovely veggie chilli and a bottle of rose between us (purely medicinal, of course).
Hmm, I almost match the carpet here!
Sadly it was time to catch my train all too soon and then I was off home (without incident, I'm glad to report).
I had been a bit nervous about meeting fellow bloggers, but I'm so glad I did! Hopefully it's the first of many.