Posted on | August 2, 2011 | 6 Comments
It has been said often but bears repeating: one of the most surprising but wonderful by-products of blogging are the friendships that have been forged through a shared passion for books. I consider myself blessed to have met (in real life and virtually) so many people who I have an affinity with, “kindred spirits” as one literary heroine would refer to them. One such person is Cardigan Girl Verity who I have grown considerably close to over the last two plus years, conversing -through various technological means- daily. Through a love of Persephone Books and our mutual collections of Virago Modern Classics, Verity and I have come to know each other in a way that extends beyond our mutual love of reading and hosting our Persephone Reading events.
Those of you who follow her blog will know that Verity is off to get married and that happy event takes place today in Austria. The wedding lunch in Oxford takes place on the 13th and I am lucky enough to be attending and celebrating with Verity and Ken. In the meantime, please join me in wishing Verity and Ken good luck for the day(s) and a lifetime of happiness together. *Throws confetti*
*The inspired idea for this blogging reception of well-wishers was all down to the lovely Rachel/Joan Hunter Dunn of Flowers and Stripes. Verity has text to say that she is incredibly touched and is reading even though she shouldn’t be as internet use on her mobile is so expensive in Austria! She couldn’t sleep before her big day and went online to be greeted by such a warm outpouring of congratulations. She cannot comment from her phone but sends many thanks to all who have participated.
**The photograph above was my virtual participation in Verity’s Hen Party. I was unable to be there in person as that was the day I flew out on holiday but Verity sent me a Hen’s kit (minus the Philip Treacy fascinator-design challenge, sniff) and I partied in advance.