My main reason for visiting the UK was to visit some friends of mine whom I know from when they lived in the Netherlands. Since I was travelling by car on a ferry to Harwich, I thought.. let's see who actually lives in those regions.. i.e. Essex. So I contacted Kay and Helen.. and soon Kay told me that Janet was graciously offering her house as a meet-up place and that she would also prepare a wonderful lunch!
While Janet and her partner were busy preparing the lunch,... Helen (on the left), Kay (on the right) and I were comfortably lounging around while getting to know each other better. When meeting people for the first time, one never knows how the whole atmosphere will be and if there will be a click... but I think I can safely say that we all hit it off and the whole day was spent chatting and having a laugh!
As you can see, we were given the 5-star treatment by Janet.. and I must say.. it was a delicious and plentiful lunch! On the right-side, Kay and Helen were acting silly pointing at a leaflet saying "The tastiest pork". :-P
Of course, having travelled to visit my friends, I also wanted photos together with them.. so we took care of that. It's a good thing that we all love dressing up and that we all love getting our photos taken :)
We had our shades.. we posed.. and with all the cameras present, I have no doubt that some of you might already have seen other photos on Facebook and/or Flickr of this impromptu photo session!
I actually don't think this little blog-post really succeeds in conveying how great this day was and how much fun and laughs we were having while we were chatting, eating, posing, photographing each other. Trust me, it was wonderful!
So ladies, thank you all so much for having me there! :)