Friday, March 29, 2013

A Darling Lunch

Today, I had the special fun of meeting an online friend/fan in person for the first! That's right, our own Clara Darling and her mom and sister drove twelve hours to come meet me in downtown Raleigh for a truly delightful lunch-date. I was so honored and pleased!

This is just after finishing some amazing desserts at Gravy, one of my favorite Italian restaurants.
 
Rohan came along as my escort, but sadly, we didn't get a picture with him. He acted as photographer instead.
 
 
What a wonderful afternoon we had, laughing and chattering about books and art and music and movies. Clara Darling is a girl after my own heart.
 
I thought I would share these fun pictures with all of you Goldstone Wood Imps. I wish all of you could have been there to enjoy Clara's sweet spirit and company along with me! Many thanks to her, her mom, and her sister, for taking such a roadtrip. It made my day!
 


P.S. Ian, I know who did this drawing now . . .  Your secrets are out!

11 comments:

Hannah said...

Gasp! How wonderful that you and Clara actually got to meet! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Becky said...

Absolutely wonderfully fantastic!

Amber S. said...

That's wonderful! I've had the pleasure of meeting a blogging friend before, and it's an awesome treat! I'm so glad you guys had a great time. :) You all look so lovely!

~Amber

Clara Darling said...

We did have a great time! And Anne Elisabeth was so sweet to meet us!! (Anne Elisabeth:we just finished the Hounds of Baskervilles...it was incredible!)

Jeddica said...

AWESOME! Clara is an amazing young lady! Sweet precious friend to me! Soooo happy she got to meet you!!
Looks like y'all had a wonderful fun time!!
~ Jessica

Kathleen said...

Tyats sooooo cool!

Molly said...

Oh, Anne Elisabeth you should have heard how excited Clara was when she called me up to tell me about it! :) That looks like a lot of fun! That's awesome.

Christa said...

Sweet! Maybe one day I shall come down and visit as well, when money is no object.

Meredith said...

That's wonderful! I know all of you had a fantastic time.

To Ms. Clara: I love The Hound of the Baskervilles, too. It's one of the best of the Sherlock Holmes novels, and the method of the culprit is particularly sad and diabolical. I need to read it again. Have you read the Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band?" It's my favorite Holmes short story.

God bless you all.

Rachel6 said...

Well that explains the breathless and cryptic call I got! I'm so glad y'all had fun!!

Clara Darling said...

Meredith: yes I have read the "Adventure of the Speckled Band"! It's one of my favorites as well:)