We had a modest but lovely coffee morning in Portland on Saturday, at Byways. The first lovely surprise is when Patty and Emma popped by to say hello. They were friends when we lived in Portland, I haven't seen them since, but Patty read on the blog that I was going to be in Byways and they came by and said hi. (And they brought a gift for Anne, who they really like, I'm mostly just a conduit). Patty's the target audience for all the pictures of Arthur.
But I love the way that sharing your whereabouts increases the likelihood of great moments like this happening. So I'm going to be sharing some of my life via twitter from now on. Just to see what happens.
A little later, after Patty and Emma had gone, I was joined by Noel, Dave, Stephen and Sudeep. Just the right size of group for the modest booths at Byways. Had a great chat, ranged far and wide. The exciting thing is that the Opus guys are planning to start a Portland coffee morning. Go and join them if you can. Details here. Makes me feel like Johnny Appleseed.