I was so excited when I heard that Jane from Blondie’s Journal was going to be in Vancouver for a few days. I have been reading her blog pretty much since I first started blogging and like many of you feel like I already know her.
The first thing I noticed about Blondie when I found her blog (or she found mine, I can’t remember) is how generous she is with her time. She always takes the time to actually read your posts and to comment on them. It didn’t matter where I went in the blog world I would see that she had left a lovely comment on them already. She is a busy lady and yet always has time to share with others and acknowledge the work they have done on their blogs and in their lives.
Her schedule here had some room in it on Sunday so the lunch date was on. As a lovely surprise she was also in touch with another local blogger whom I did not know. Nancy from Stonecrop Sister was able to come too.
We had a lovely visit, although Nancy couldn’t stay for lunch. It was great to meet her. I am looking forward to digging through her blog and getting to know her better.
Jane and I had a delicious lunch at Mahony & Sons Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. She had the brie & chicken sandwich with a bowl of their yummy tomato soup. I had the Panang curry with chicken. Delicious.
There are so many places to dine in Vancouver with fabulous views and Mahony’s is no exception. Right downtown next to the Trade & Convention Center it is situated on the inlet with a great view to the North Shore. It was a little chilly so we sat inside but on a warmer day the patios would be the place to be for sure. Whether watching the sea planes land or the interesting mix of people out walking around you could spend a lot of time relaxing out there.
Our visit came to an end after a quick 4 hours and we had to be off though I think we could have talked for hours more. I have met bloggers in person before and it has so far been a wonderful experience. Our blog buddies are like pen pals of old when the letters were exchanged over a period of years and you get to know them better than the person who lives next door to you.
Have you met up with a blog buddy before? Was it wonderful? Would you do it again?
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