I’ve been “Rhyming with Wine” now for just a short while.
But the people I’ve met here have all made me smile.
I’ve loved all the comments and things you all say,
And picked up some fab blogging friends on the way.
You all write such interesting brilliant stuff,
I could spend all day reading and not read enough.
But I came by this one certain blogger one day.
Her post made me laugh so I stopped to say “Hey!”
We both said hello and we had a brief chat,
She too was from Yorkshire – how awesome is that!?
She shared her idea for a fab children’s book,
(I really was honoured to get a sneak look).
And she asked me to lend her a hand with the rhyme.
So we said that we’d meet when we next had the time.
And though I was happy to get a date set,
Once it was sorted I started to fret.
What if this lady was not really real?
This could be a hoax and some crazy ordeal?
But I figured I wanted to go anyway,
So we settled to meet at a local soft play.
And if my new buddy turned out to be fake,
At least there’d be coffee and plenty of cake?
The day quickly came. I arrived just as planned.
Clutching my phone in the palm of my hand.
My hubby was home and distinctly “on call.”
It pays to be safety aware after all.
So I got there first and unloaded the tots,
Both vaguely clean and wiped free of all snots.
They instantly both dragged me into the frame,
While I watched for my friend and remembered her name.
I squeezed down the slide with my tot on my knee.
And there she was waiting and waving at me.
I hauled myself up and regained my composure.
(Jiggled my clothing to save my exposure.)
And when we said “Hi” it was instantly clear.
A really nice friendship was starting right here!
We chatted and waffled the hours away,
Whilst watching our tots all excitedly play.
(By “excitedly play” I mean *climb up the frame,
Get stuck at the top and start yelling my name*.
Just like “seeing them find their own feet with huge pride”
means *constantly stopping them climb up the slide!!*)
And as our first mummy date came to an end,
I left the soft play with a lovely new friend.
(Who’s book incedently is totally brill,
she draws and creates with incredible skill.
But I won’t say too much of her fabulous tale,
as it’s hers to decide if she wants to regale).
We’ll hope for the best and cross fingers and toes,
And see where our crazy adventuring goes.
But one thing it’s taught me, the main thing I feel,
Is so overwhelmed to realise you’re all real!?
You’re more than your pictures, your font and your name.
We’re all real life people, just blogging the same.
And as we reach out with our words or our rhyme,
We’re giving each other the gift of our time.
And though most of us won’t get the chance to meet ever,
Our words span the globe and still bring us together.
Thank you all for your lovely comments, shares, follows and amazing support through my first few months as “Rhyming with wine”. I feel very privileged to be part of this fantastic community.
Wishing you all a truly wonderful New Year, and I’m looking forward to keeping up with you all in 2016.
With a massive shout out to the fabulous Gemma at Colley’s Wobbles. If you haven’t already, please check out her blog. She is awesome!