Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rule No 1: Keep it real

Let's cut to the chase, here's Sue and me on the beach near the lifeguard station at Whitstable.

I don't think I've ever been so excited to meet someone at the train station. When Scrappy herself appeared on the platform it was like meeting an old pal. She even brought Mr Scrappy too.

Sue has met a number of bloggers already - but I was a newbie to meeting real lifers. It's a lovely thing to get to know someone through their writing and to discover that she lives as she blogs. She's a straight up and down, funny woman.

After a welcome cup of tea, Peaches found Sue's glittery shiny purse (it was out already - I'm not training up an Artful Dodger, K?).

Ah we thought. Let's go shopping.

We walked up the beach first so that we could got to the harbour market. Of course we had to stop for photos at the diving helmet bench.

Are you wondering where Mr Scrappy is yet?
TA DA! There he is.

Sue did much shopping. Other lesser shopkeepers in London apparently didn't approve of her credit card. In Whitstable they had no trouble taking money off her. Isn't that nice?

Having spied just some of her stash, she's done very well. I'm looking forward to the fashion shoot post that must be coming up sometime soon on this blog.

By now, Sue and Mr Scrappy had been in town a whole two hours. So with a stash of cheeses from the Cheese Box we went off for a drink at our local. For some reason (beer in one hand, cheese and biscuits in the other) I haven't got any photos of this.

Our local - The Fountain - is a back street boozer, but not without it's own graffiti art/hospitable charms. When the landlord realised Sue and Clive were only in town for 24 hours, he went and bought his preferred cheese from the Cheese Box so that they could try that one too.

After a short while, Peaches declared herself tired and went for a nap in her buggy. She slept all the way home, because clearly there was someone in the gang who knew exactly what to do with small girls.

Check out the shopping bags on that buggy. There not mine, that's all I'm saying.


Reluctant Housewife said...

You look adorable together, you and Sue. I wished I'd been there.

Love the pictures!

scrappysue said...

that is one awesome shot of me coming out of the shop and one awesome blog post - we both look awesome (so modest am i!), it's colourful and you so beat me to it (no contest there!)

it was more than wonderful to meet you and your charming hubby (don't let him read that) and your ADORABLE, PRECIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, well-mannered sweet sweet peaches.

our visit to whitstable has made #3 on mr scrappy's top 5 holiday highlight list (and he doesn't have a 4 or 5 yet) - feel proud and THANKS AGAIN!!!!!

(see you in 2013)

Sass E-mum said...

Thanks Sue. The pleasure was all ours.

Working Mum said...

Brilliant! Glad to hear that Scrappy Sue lives as she blogs. Where does that woman get her energy?

imbeingheldhostage said...

FUNFUNFUN!! I'm so glad you had a great time. Looks like you had a very lush visit with lovely photos!! (LOVE seeing some photos of you on here!).

scrappysue said...

i updated!!!