I'd promised Benta (Benta@SlikStitches) to see her next time I was in London and July the 22nd was a date that suited both of us. The only problem was the Fat Quarterly Retreat 2013. It was kind of overwhelming. Benta had to work, so she couldn't come, but promised to put up with me afterwards.
After some very intensive time at the FQR I went for a quiet lunch with Rachel (Mammafairy) and her son Alex to calm down and find myself again (my ears were ringing from all the talk and my head was full of impressions). Afterwards I went for a walk around the lovely city and slowly got on the underground for Benta's place. To tell the truth I wasn't so convinced it was such a good idea to meet someone I only knew online. Well you know everything about what can go wrong yourselves, no need for me to spell it out...
But there she was, waiting in her car for me and I felt immediately at home with her. She's a lovely person and looks quite like my best friend in Finland, only a bit taller.
She took me to her home without any visible hesitation and presented me to her family and friends like I'd always been around. We had a lovely time that first evening together eating, laughing and talking in her garden.
This arm thing is lovely, but scratchy. I've got some new plans for it. Hope you don't mind Benta!
Thanks Benta for everything! Hope to see you soon, perhaps at my place this time!