Because where else could you fall off your chair laughing at a site devoted to cats that look like Hitler?
Because this wonderful woman sent me lots of sock yarn. Just like that. Just because she had lots that "needed a good home". Unfortunately it's pouring with rain here and the light is lousy and I refuse to use flash, so no photographs.
I've been having fun putting together a parcel for Heather in return.
Because how else would I get to meet this gorgeous person in the flesh?
Ms Cow and I met up for a low-key coffee, which segued into lunch which somehow became three and a half hours of non-stop talking. We talked about blogs and books and Nigella and children and she tried to talk me into actually cutting my quilt fabrics and uh, making a quilt. She listened politely to me complain about my technical computer difficulties and refrained from going glassy-eyed as I went on and on about all sorts of things.
Then she showed me the contents of her handbag [I forget why but I'm sure it was important], confessed the unsavoury habits of her dog where soft furnishings are concerned, lost her car keys briefly, gave me a bag of beautiful organic chocolates and a hug and rushed off to collect her children.
As did I.
With a huge smile on my face all the way there."