willows Posted August 30, 2007 Report Share Posted August 30, 2007 Well , having taken 2 hours to get to Corina instead of 45 minutes becuase of roadworks I think you could say I was slightly tired out , in fact I remember setting off in the car and then arriving at the outside of the place , apparently I called them twice but I dont remember doing that !Corina , John and the boys are so nice , it was if my Husband and I had known them all our life , we had coffee and those big Dutch caramel biscuits each , then Corina opened her present ..................mmmmmmm me thinks she was shocked ! ! ! , but as I said to her ; ' Its a ring of friendship , never ending or begining , just its a bit more posh than the normal sort , and its for your birthday girl ' I think Corina was pleased !Funnily enough she had bought me the most wonderful hand painted mug and stand , made by a lady in Holland who makes one for each month of the year , as Corina didn't know what month I was born in ( Feb ) I now have the prettiest one I think , its all lavender flowers , butterflies and petunias in lilacs . As well as this Corina has now made a friend for life out of my husband as she bought him a large packet of those Dutch Caramel biscuits, as I held them up ..........his eye's followed them , where ever they where moved to Mike got a bag of some sort of Dutch sweets ,as we are unable to read them it should be quite a surprise to see what they are .And.............on top of these I was given a broomstick with Nimbus 2000 written on the handle ! ! ! ! And so we talked and talked about pots and all the silly things that happen that make you think your 'going mad ' .........nope it appears what I get Corina gets to , OH ! that makes me feel a lot saner and happier.We talked about my charity and I had brought photo's to show the family of my show from day 2000 and until now , I also took the drawings I had made of 'Hogwarts Castle' of next years event , we talked about everything , it was wonderful to be able to natter on about the illness to someone who understood , knew all about it and who's husband also understood , which was great for my husband as well as he could also share things with John about the care of us two 'old crocks' Lunchtime we went to a pub , but unfortunately the food was just gross I thought it was me , as I have problems with my taste and smell , but it wasn't and Mark , John and myself struggled to eat much of it , I complained but the manager didn't want to know .So after this we went back to the flat with Corina and John , had more coffee and more natters !It was so strange , Corina and I are quite alike , so alike ............we both have exactly the same lipsticks wow..........! thats strange or what .And so at about 5 .30 we had to go home , I was very tired by then and as soon as Mark set off I feel asleep only to wake up at the Cornwall/Devon bridge feeling sick . Once home I had to go straight to bed and take some 'back up drugs' and I just fell asleep at about 6.30 pm sleeping until 11 pm then woke to find Mark trying to 'quietly ' come to bed ........so hope !In all , my day with Cortina was absolutley wonderful , she is a very beautiful lady and is also very cheerful , kind , and understanding and we will I'm sure keep in contact from now onwards via letters and cards to.If Corina ever gets the chance to come to the UK with just John then we would love them to come and stay with us here at the house ( kicking Mike out of his double room ) as I would love to be able to show them my village and share more time with such a lovely couple again.From a very happy Ami.......... who now knows she's not as mad as she thought she was ! Photo's of the meeting will follow soon on my link site , but Mark is very unwell today with his foot again as the anesthetic patches have run out and the pain is so bad he's white as a sheet and almost in tears with it , he did actually cry this morning for the first time ever , which was upsetting for me to see as he is always a strong man , the pain must be so bad for him to be unable to cope . AMI Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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