This is Marlene, all dressed up for going a-visiting. My daughter thought the special occasion warranted it! I had heard from Terri Windling that the Travelling Hermitage had arrived, and as I regularly read Rima's wonderful blog and love her work, we wandered over the hill and paid a visit.
There are times when immersed in blogland, that I pause and think to myself - this is just an illusion! We 'meet' people on our virtual wanderings, and build relationships, and count some of them as real friends, and yet we only really ' know' an online persona. The person behind it could be entirely different from the image they project. ( I'm sure that most are not, but these are the things I start to think of when I feel I have spent too much time on the computer, and not enough time connected to the real world!) It was wonderfully refreshing to meet Rima and Tui, and find that they are just as nice in real life as they appear in Rima's blog!
They were kind and welcoming, and it was lovely to see them and their wagon, tucked away in a secluded spot, a haven of calm and beauty on a hot afternoon!