In fact, I had no idea of the great variety of blogs and the incredible effort that goes into maintaining them. My favorite blogs have inspired new interests and effectively transported me to places I have never visited. When you follow blogs for a long time, you start to feel a virtual connection not only to the blogs, but also to the authors you've never met. As closely as you follow other blogs, you don't really expect to meet your fellow bloggers though, especially those that live halfway around the world. That all changed when the architect who steals my covers and I started planning a trip to England. The next thing I knew, we were meeting up with Alan, famed blogger of News from Nowhere, and his wife in Huddersfield.
If only Alan's blog had mentioned how good his homemade chips are, we might have made the trip sooner. But Alan also had a special surprise for us; he had also planned a meeting with Jennyfreckles of the Saltaire Daily Photo. Off we went to Saltaire, and here's the evidence.
|Alan, Christine, and Jennyfreckles|
Alan also took us on a driving tour that included the moors and Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters. It was amazing to see the parsonage where they were raised, but we also had the good fortune of arriving just in time for Haworth's annual 1940s weekend. It was like stepping back in time.
Although this visit to Huddersfield and Saltaire represented just a few days in three-week trip, it was truly a highlight and a memory we will cherish for a very long time.