Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meeting Friends

On Sunday our mum and dad told us they were going to meet Ginger Jasper and Milo and Alfie's mums and dads and that we couldn't go. Well we decided that wasn't right. If it wasn't for us they wouldn't have been meeting up in the first place. We all had a Flat Cat discussion and decided whether they liked it or not, we were all going too!

They had a carvery lunch first and there was lots of talking and laughing going on. When they had finished, they went out into the garden to carry on talking and to take photos.
This is the view of the back of the pub and restaurant taken from the garden. It is called the Highwayman's Haunt and is very old.

Alfie took Milo off checking out the gardens while we relaxed on one of the tables with GJ for a while.
Eric: I really must tell mum that I think she is overdoing my diet. Even Skinny Flynnie is bigger than me now.

GJ's dad did an impression of Harry Hill and made everybody laugh.

Then the Beans joined us by the table.
Back row l to r GJ's dad, our dad, Milo and Alfie's dad.
Front row, our mum and Milo and Alfie's mum, and of course us.

Then we got a bit of cuddling for the next photo.
L-R Our dad and Eric, GJ's mum and GJ, our mum and Flynn, GJ's dad.

Then Milo and Alfie came back from exploring the gardens and joined us all for a group photo.

Then we said that is enough of having the Beans in our photos, we wanted one on our own.
We didn't get a kitty bag from any food they left but we did get a goody bag each from Milo and Alfie with yummy treats and lovely woolly balls. Thanks Milo and Alfie. Their mum pawed forward the original Dewey book to our mum and when she has read it, she will paw it forward too.
Ginger Jasper's mum knitted a gorgeous shawl for our mum which she said will be ideal for cooler nights on their cruise. (Oh, did we forget to tell you, we are being locked up again in just over a week's time.) And she got a lovely scarf with lots of kitties on it. Dad got a mug with us on it and he loves it! We will show those pictures later because they are on the other camera.

44 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh my goodness. What a great meet up! Where is your Mum cruising off to? Would you like to come stay with us?

Angel and Kirby said...

It sounds like every one had a nice time!

Sparkle said...

Your humans certainly had a great time (and my human is envious)! Funny, though... GJ is so much bigger than you two! I thought it would have been the other way 'round.

Brian said...

I knew everyone would have a great time and I am so happy that the Flats got to represent you all!!!

michico*Adan said...

That is a very sweet meeting~!!!
I am so happy to know!!!!
We often meet friends here in Taiwan as well, it's always a great pleasure sharing information and funny stories about us with each other.

What great photos~!!! It's wonderful~!

catladydiary said...

What a wonderful visit, we wish we had "flatties!"

Poppy Q said...

Looks like everybody had a good time and got along swell. How nice to meet other super bloggers face to face.

Cat said...

Wow, what a fantastic afternoon, sound like everyone enjoyed themselves very much! Love the flatcat pictures :-)

CCL Wendy said...

Oh what a wonderful weekend you all had! And in such an historic spot, too.

I'm sure it was like meeting old friends even though it's the first time you've met in PURRson.

Poor old Eric and Flynn, though -- getting locked up again, already! At least this time it's only for a week.

OKcats said...

It looks like your parents had a great time! Our mom is a little jealous - that place looks so beautiful. There is nothing that old around here.

The Creek Cats said...

We think it's so wonderful that all your beans got to meet and hang out!

Katnip Lounge said...

A Carvery lunch...Mommy is imagining huge haunches and roasts!

How fun that your Beans got to meet up and the Flats, too! You all look lovely together.

Pee Ess: teleport on over when you get locked up...Daddy won't notice and Mommy won't tell.

Cory said...

That looks like everyone had a great time, including the flat cats! I do think you should have all received a box of food from the restaurant. I wish we could have been there too!

Sweet Praline said...

I am so jealous and so is my mom! I'm glad that at least the flat kitties were able to socialize while the beans were visiting.

Fin said...

What a great get together!

Au and Target said...

Wow we wish we could have been there - and gotten the catty bag.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Aww!! So many cute flat friends!!

Kea said...

We can see everyone had a fabulous time! We're a bit jealous too, we confess. But at least we get to see your photos!

So your mum and dad are going on another cruise? You didn't say where and of course we curious cats want to know!

ZOOLATRY said...

Oh My Cat(S)... we heard you were all getting together! How totally, absolutely FABULOUS.
(PS... our ZH was green with envy over this... and has so we're gonna make a FLAT ZH so she can come next time). So glad you all got to meet & have fun together...

Marg said...

That is so great that you all got together. What a great bunch of beans to meet up and have a good time. We love seeing the pictures. Hope all of you have a terrific Tuesday.

Huffle Mawson said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

The Island Cats said...

We think it's so great that your beans got to meet up with some of the other beans. And how nice that the flats got to go along too!!

Now what's this about being locked up again?? Don't your beans like staying home??? ;-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

It looks as though you all had a great time meeting up with each other. The weather was kind to you all as well so we got lots of photos to see. Eric - we are worried about you - do you want us to send you a food parcel cos we think you've lost too much weight now!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Madi and Mom said...

Eric and Flynn!!! Your mom is so CREATIVE and funny!!! MOL/LOL
What a great time everyone had.
Fabulous pictures and introductions to everyone!!!!

Was this the first time all of the peeps had met each other? They all look like they have been friends for 100 years,
Hugs
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS I meant to ask where Mom and Dad be going on their cruise?
Safe travels,
Madi and Mom

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i almost got to meet your mum and dad but didn't. i wish i did. they look very cute!

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Furkidsmom said...

We're so jealous! We think it would be fun to meet blogging pals and their Moms and Dads!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Mom and Dad haven't stopped talking abowt the mini blog-paws since they got back! They had such a good time.

The Whiskeratti said...

Looks like everybody-and-kitteh had a great time! We luffed the pics.

Noll's Nip said...

Oh that is absolutely fabulous. What fun your beans had and you guys look great flat ;)

Keiko said...

You guys, this is just fabulous. Our Mummy is so envious that you guys held a mini Blogpaws. What a wonderful community we have in the CB!!!
We are all so impressed that all the flats were out in force. We don't even have flats yet!!!
Purrrrrrrs

Kari said...

It's so wonderful that all of your beans got to meet. And thanks so much for the photos. You know how much all of your visitors wish we could have joined your mums and dads at the lovely inn.
Did you read the menu? It had us meowing with delight! Good food and good company. What more could anyone ask for! (Yes, we know: a kitty treat bag!)

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We followed your link to the restaurant.
It dates to the 1300's!!!!!!!
The oldest restaurant in our town dates to 1950!

Parker said...

I can see what fun that was! I wish me and my 'rents would have been there!
Smoochies!

ABBY said...

Oh what marvelous fun!
We all wish we could have joined you!

purrin
xoxoxo
Abby

jenianddean said...

I think it is so great that you all got together. And in the last photo, the sign says Dogs to be kept on leash, which I think is a very good idea with all you Flat Cats around.
--Jasper

DailyGs said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all! GJ looks like he's towering over all of you!

Momma is going on a blogger's cruise in February... she wishes she could cruise every month!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so jealous that you all got to meet up! It looks like you all had so much fun together! And it had to be so cool for all your moms and dads to meet too!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a fun day! And great photos.

Mr. Echo said...

YAY! Yoo all gots flat catted and gots to go! How very neet and xtra special. That will be a grate thing to remember for a long time.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

you all looks as handsome as efurr in yer flatcat style! it's furry nice when beans an' flatcats get to meet. efurryone looks like it was a pleasant trip an' visit. our mom is effur-so-jealous, in the nicest possible way;-)

peeyes: mom wonders if the "highwayman's haunt" is connected to mr alfred noyes' pome? she has loved that story since she read it in grammar school aeons ago.

Sammy and Andy said...

How grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But we wish you kitties could have met each other.....that would have been wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

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Sagira said...

That is SO cool. I bet you guys had so much fun! :)

Anita said...

Muahahahahaha! What fun and great idea!

I hope Siena and Chilli´s mom send us her pictures soon to share us :D