One of the greatest treasures a person can have is a circle of friends. I mean real true genuine friends. Those individuals who make you laugh, who love and accept you . . . just the way you are, who make you a better person, and understand you personally. Sadly, in today’s world people willingly trade friendships for computer time, text messaging, facebook friends, and faces on the tv screen. True friendships are developed, kept, and treasured simply by spending old fashion TIME with one another. In fact, I believe the greatest gift you can give a friend is your time.
That’s why a few months ago when Suzanne (Suzanne Carillo) and Sue (A Colourful Canvas) and Melanie (Bag and a Beret) decided to host a bloggers meet-up in Vancouver BC, I jumped on board. I knew this would be an opportunity to really become friends with women I had been corresponding with on this bloggers world.
And I was right . . .
Just take a look at my friend Greetje (no fear of fashion). We have been corresponding with one another for almost three years so the friendship was instant. She was just as much fun as I had imagined.
As well as entertaining . . .
And talk about a shopper . . . Wow, this woman knows how to shop!
I was also able to spend quality time with Suzanne, which was a true pleasure. Especially watching her model for the cute sales guy.
As well as Sylvia (40 pluss style) and a new blogger friend, Wendra.
Getting to know Sue on a personal basis was also top on my list, and she is just the cutest thing ever. Can’t you just see how series these women took their planning and this event?
Meeting the ever talented Anne (spy girl-amb.blogspot.com) was also a delight.
One of the highlights of my trip was being able to connect with Melanie (bag and a beret). This woman is a pure delight and talk about gorgeous.
Her unique style got us noticed by most every sales associate we came in contact with, not to mention most people on the street, and I mean this in a very good sense.
Does this look fun or what?
To tell you the truth I really didn’t think I would participate, although I did bring a few items to share I just wasn’t planning on taking anything home (suitcase space). But then I seriously think Melanie went through her treasure chest and brought items just for me. So how could a woman resist, I mean that’s what I call a true friend.
And I’m having so much fun pretending to look like Melanie (OK, I know that’s totally impossible).
As one of my treasured friends, Tamera Beardsley wrote a few weeks back on the importance of great girlfriends, and she is exactly right. It’s an incredible gift . . .
Thank you to all my old and new friends for making my circle so enriching.
Linking up with Jess for THT