Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A visit from another Blogging Friend!

Connie (AKA Meow) came to visit me at home today. She brought a gorgeous bunch of daffodils, and a pile of Elvis books, which she decided she didn't want any more, and wondered if I did. Funnily enough, I had already sold my copies of the same books on eBay last year, and done quite well for myself, so I suggested that she list her books and make some money, instead of giving them away! She also brought a copy of her CD "Songs From Around The Blog World" for me, despite my saying that I didn't think it would be the kind of music I enjoy. I Wuz Wong! Boy was I wrong....We put it in my PC and played a few tracks, and I was astonished to find that I did in fact recognise and enjoy many of them. Later on when Ken came home, he wanted to know what the CD was, and when he played it on his sound system, he came in to tell me it was great, because there were some tracks on it that he had been after for ages, but could never find them! So thank you very much from both of us, Connie!

I greatly enjoyed our time together, despite the age difference; Connie happened to mention her Mum's age during conversation, and I was mortified to hear she was my age! I do not feel old enough to be Connie's Mum - I'd rather be her friend!! We had a giggle over that. I threw a pizza together for lunch, followed by Hummingbird cake with a cuppa for me and a Coke for Connie. I put a nice cloth on the table for us to sit at:

We spent the afternoon looking at my swap cards, some of my linen, and my family photo album. We have a common denominator in our ancestry - both of us have German background, so Connie was interested to see my family tree and piccies of my great-great-grandparents. Topsy was her usual unsociable self with a stranger, but did let Connie have a brief pat before turning her back on us!


Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Gina, Thank you so much for the wonderful afternoon we spent together. It was just lovely, and I enjoyed myself very much. You have such wonderful "goodies" throughout your house, and I feel honoured that you took the time to show them to me. Oh yeah, I found my swap cards when I got home (guess what, Chicky didn't have them, I had put them away safely myself !!). I only have about 140 of them, but they were great fun to go through. Glad you liked the CD after all ... Please let Ken know that if he is ever after any particular songs, just ask me ... you never know, I might have them !!
So, dear Gina, thanks again for a wonderful visit at your place.
Till next time, take care, hugs, Connie xx
PS ... I haven't blogged about our day yet ... I will shortly !!

Wednesday, 15 August, 2007  
Blogger Val said...

LOL, I had the same experience about the age difference, Gina! Yes, I too am Meow's mother's age. And it doesn't make any difference at all, does it?

I didn't know that you too have a German background. I do too, plus I used to be a German teacher.

Hope we can get together soon and I'll show you how to tweak your blog (sounds cruel, doesn't it?).

Wednesday, 15 August, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Connie, thanks for the positive feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself too. Please don't put your swapcards on eBay until I've seen them first - lol!
Val, I intended to ask if you were free next Tuesday, but another friend got in first...actually, I'm seeing her in the morning, so the arvo is still free. I'll be in touch.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2007  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Gina,
Don't worry, I wasn't planning on selling the swap cards ... they're keepers !!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Take care,

Thursday, 16 August, 2007  
Blogger Miss Eagle said...

Connie and I, in spite of living fairly close to one another, have yet to meet. We keep promising ourselves! Now, as soon as life stops getting in the way....

Blessings and bliss and good times to all

Thursday, 16 August, 2007  

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