I was a long way from home.
London to Cardiff.
Over 150 miles.
Three and a half hours travelling through golden Autumn sun-drenched landscapes under a clear blue sky.
Across the vast awe-inspiring expanse of the Severn Bridge, feeling as though I was crossing a small sea, not a mere river.
Into another country.
For just under 24 hrs I was removed from the familiar safety of my normal sources of shared love ...
And instead was enveloped by the kind of warmth and hospitality you would only usually experience in the company of your own family or old and trusted friends!
Making the shift from the blogosphere into Real Life adds so many rich new dimensions. It truly is a gift we're sharing here!
I was delighted to spend the first night in over 11 yrs away from my family (yes, really!) for such an occasion as the first launch of Coven of One. (There will be more ...) I don't yet have the perspective to know the significance of All This and how it fits into My Life, but there's one thing I do know - the relationships forged with Minx and her family, Skint and his family, and the wonderful crimeficreader are very special indeed.
I'd meant to turn off my mobile but forgot (bad Debi!). I'm glad I did though, because in the middle of the evening I had a text from Sharon - who was the first person to comment on both my and Minx's blogs and an early visitor to Skint's. How fitting was that???
Thanks to all of you who were there and who showed such true friendship ...
Thanks to all those who weren't there physically but whose spirit we felt so keenly ...
And most of all I wish Minx and Skint the very best of good things with your new adventure.
Glad I was able to travel this small but momentous part of the journey with you!