What a weekend! Proof that virtual friendship can be the perfect platform for good, old-fashioned face-to-face friendship. I had already tested this theory once before with the lovely Caroline, but one swallow doesn’t make a summer, so it was with some trepidation that I booked in a weekend that included a trip to Innocent and a tweet-up in Reading. It couldn’t have turned out better, on all fronts.
Details of the tweet-up have already been covered by others, so I won’t repeat, but here’s my synopsis:-
Laughter / Chat / Food / Drink / More Laughs/ Rats / Sovs / Chav dance / Complaints / Politics / Tea
Notice the word sleep does not appear….. nuff said.
The morning was spent with the lovely folk at Innocent Towers. I’m going to hand over to my guest blogger for this bit, but I will just say thank you for a lovely day, and if you’ve noticed a sharp upturn in the numbers of people scouring your job opps section, it’ll probably be all of us who visited on Saturday. 😉
Over to the Boy Wonder now….(P.S This is a transcript of his notes of the day, some of the spelling is a little ‘inventive’) (P.P.S Apols for the lack of photography- my phone died on the train in. The BW put it down to over-tweeting – 8yos are annoyingly perceptive)
This was the day I was going to London to go to Fruit Towers.
I was so exited, I was going with my mum and NO anoying sisters! I jumped out of bed dashed downstairs had my breakfast, wooshed back upstairs and got dresed! I was going on my first train since 5 years!
I picked Polo my toy polar bear up and slid down the banster.
I hoped in the car and waited for evryone else, finally they came. Dad drove me and mum to the train station. I was so woried I was going to drop Polo or fall off the train! Here it came the train, I hoped on and went right to the back, In a couple of minutes it was our first stop, not many people went off. We started again, we went pased lambs and cows through short tunels and long tunals. Finally we came to our second stop, more people came off and some came on. We started agin we went faster and faster until an anostment was made – we would be stopping in a couple of minutes.
We stopped. A few people came off, then we started.
Eventuly we got to London. We took more than 6 trains to reach our destinashon. We jumped of the train and ran out the EXIT. We walked along the pavement until we got to Braken Bery road, we walked down there and turned right. I saw a person in a smoothy suit!! I dashed towards him, he gave me a high five! We entered the factory, it looked orsome!
I walked towards the computers, I tried out a game, I was quite good at it. I looked at the activeaties and I decided to make a bird house. It was really fun. I decorated it with chicks, I hung it up to dry along with the others. Then a ladie came over and said it was our turn to make a smothe! We went into the kitchen. They gave us some aprons (in fact I’m still wearing mine!). Then we got started. I chose a banana and strabery one! The ingredients were – 7 straberys, half a banana, apple juce, orange juce and 2 or 3 drops of betroot. We even got to lable them!
After that I got my face painted, I got it as three straberis! Then I made three hats, mine was a strabery, the other to were grapes for my sisters. At one point a lady who worked there asked to take a photo of me!
Evently we left, I could smell lovly smells evrywere. Now our destionashon was Pangborn. It took us two trains to get to Reading, we had a little snack in the middle! When we left reading we went to platform nine. We walked along the platform and sat on a bench. Eventuly the train came, we hoped on and took a seat. My mum started chating to the lady opsite her. At the second stop we were at Panborn, we went out the EXIT and looked for my dad. I found him. I raced up to him, he opened the door and I jumped in! Mum came up to us and got in the car. Dad drove us to my nans.
Thank you to my lovely guest poster – I think he did a great job, and thanks to Innocent for a lovely day. Thanks also to my new RL virtual friends – I might be starting the week a little tired and emotional, but it was well worth it x