It's been so long since I've shown face on VT I wonder if anyone will still want to talk to me. Anyways... let's see. I've just spent new year in the south of france - Languedoc-Roussillon - in the tiniest hamlet. While there I had dinner with a very lovely couple who spoke of Bourgogne. I said I had a friend ther - a very old and good friend as it happens - she's been my penpal since I was 13. Turns out that she now lives in the same very tiny hamlet in the Morvan as the couple came from. Happens to me a lot - making these sorts of connections. What's your greatest coincidence? Happy new year to the VT crea and to thos who remember me.
Hi Gillian great to see you ,it's been a while for sure . When I saw your name I right away thought of Marbella and London U K . Oh I remember you alright we sure had great times eh . I don't have any connections like you did in France . Have fun with this thread and have fun back in VT . Hansi
sure we remember you. i met up with vt member travelightly a few weesk ago in mexico and we talked quite a bit about you and it was entirely positive what we said :O)
GillyGills-I miss your long, but very informative dissertations on things. Who could forget your infamous Gaelic response to some post eons ago? Happy New Year to you! ~
Hello there mateys. Nice to hear back from you. How is travelightly - Had a great time with him in Washington State and saw his wonderful little wooden house in the wood. Hansi... hope you're doing well... oh those cocktails in London! Zana, miss your updates on your wonderful family too... hope all's well with you.
Hello Gillian. Good of you to pop in. I hope that all has been well with you.
Gills: "Buggs" who is now known as Zilly(she felt she was to old to be called Buggs anymore) is now 9, and I have a grandson who's 18mos.old. I call him: Bubby Bubster's. Haven't done many posts lately about them. Lot's of photos on my FB account with them though. ~
travelightly lives down in oaxaca, mexico now and i am pretty sure you will hear from him now that you appear here in the forum.
Hey, Gillian! Good to see you again.
Welcome back Gillian, who could forget you :o)
i know there have been zillions of quinkydinks but i just can't think of any at the moment
Of course I remember you. I was the guy peeking through the window at your last VT meet, wondering if I should join this crazy crew. (just kidding). Anyway, I did join later and we appear to share some friends, and any friend of theirs is a friend of mine.....d:o)
Good that you are back on VT! I hope that you will write about this tiny village in Languedoc-Roussillon. I love tiny villages!
Hi Gillian, welcome back!
In the autumn I went out for dinner a couple of times with a woman from another town in Scotland which I visit occasionally, but don't know well. Turns out her 10 y-o son is best buddies with with the 10 y-o son of a woman who was a serious girlfriend of mine about 25 years ago! They see each other all the time. We haven't kept in touch over the years, but did have a "link" while her older sister was married to one of my school friends.
Hello, Gillian. It is truly good to see you back here and hope you will pop up here in Misc. often. We have had a dearth of puns lately.
Hello Gillian......you were the first person to 'speak' to me on VT, and I haven't forgotten. :-)
Hi Gillian, good to see you back ^O^ My best "coincidence": In 1973 made friends with Yehuda and Dafna who were in a large group working on a Kibbutz here in Israel, they left for town and I left for another kibbutz, we lost contact. In 1976 I moved to Arad (where I live now) and met an American archeologist, Steve, working on a project nearby. We became good friends and he would stay with us every time he came to Israel to work. In 1980 I married Zohara. In 1992 we were preparing to move from a rented duplex into our newly built home and our friend Steve called from the US and said that a good friend of his, a fellow archeologist from Israel, was looking to rent a home in Arad and if ours was good an would it be available. I said yes it was okay and he should come look at it if he would like. Steve's friend called and spoke with my wife to set up a time for his arrival and he duly arrived at our door. Imagine my complete surprise, as well as HIS when I opened the door to discover that my friends Yehuda and Dafna (who had later married), were mutual friends with Steve ^O^ 1973-1991, 18 years and we have not lost contact since meeting up with each other again. Martin (have a number of other stories like that, as you say Gillian these things DO happen a lot ;o))