Lunch with Rashmi…

I had the pleasure of an out of town ladies lunch last week while on vacation in Virginia.  Rashmi from Mind and Life Matters lives in northern Virginia and has a wonderful blog where she shares her stories — and hosts the weekly Limerick Poetry Challenge.  My family had flown into Virginia Beach to visit with my sister and her family.  And Rashmi and I decided the chance to meet in person was too good of an opportunity to waste!

20160709_133203Since I didn’t have a car there, my sis drove me up to Richmond and Rashmi drove down to meet us at Baker’s Crust, a cute little eatery.

It was so good to finally meet and we made sure it was a working lunch by discussing blogging ideas so that we could deduct our mileage!  (Unless, of course, that’s not legal, in which case we wouldn’t dream of it :D)

If you’d be interested in meeting up with other bloggers in person, in the U.S., plans are being made right now for 2017.  You can find information at A Joyful Process .

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72 responses

  1. What fun to meet a fellow member of this blog universe.

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    1. It was fun, glad we had the chance!

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  2. That’s awesome that you got to meet! Some day….

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful time! I’ve contemplated going to these blogger bashes to meet everyone, but it’s usually in the UK.

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    1. They’re planning one in the US for September of 2017. I’m hoping I can go, it will be fun!

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      1. Has a location been determined yet? That does sound like fun!

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      2. Thank you, Diane!

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      3. Crap, I sent the link to the wrong comment. Well, you’ll find it 🙂

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  4. This is awesome! I’ve often thought of how enjoyable it would be to meet some of my blogoshere friends. I’ll have to check out that one in september. It will depend, for me, where it is because I am already going to a seminar early in september up in New Jersey.

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      1. Awesome!!! Thank you so much

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      2. You’re very welcome. Hope we can both go!

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      3. I hope so as well 🙂

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  5. This is awesome. Two gorgeous lady Writer’s

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    1. Aww, thanks! You know they are planning a big get together for next year in the US https://joyfulprocessblog.com/2016/07/06/u-s-blogging-event-poll/

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      1. I know. I am sure it will be awesome 🙂

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      2. That’s a possibility 🙂

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  6. Plenty Limericks in the conversation? Lovely….. Hugs!

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    1. Haha! Now she’ll never pick me to win so it doesn’t look like favoritism!

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      1. You could always submit ‘incognito’…. 😉 That should surprise her… 😉 Hugs!

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      2. Yes, I may have to do that 🙂

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  7. How fun to meet a blogger is real life!

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    1. It was fun! I always feel like fellow bloggers are becoming friends 🙂

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  8. Awesome! I love reading about blogger meet-ups. It makes the world seem that little bit smaller, and friendlier 🙂

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    1. This is the one we arranged on your blog, if I recall 🙂

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      1. Oh yeah… mind elsewhere today (on new job – so far so good!). That’s gone from cool to even cooler now!

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      2. Still haven’t had any paperwork or official offer, but as I was there and working today they owe me at least a day’s pay! 🙂

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      3. I’m so glad, I’m sure that’s just a formality. But you will keep blogging just a little, right?

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      4. I’ve got a fortnight’s worth of posts scheduled already… beyond that, it will slow, but I don’t plan on stopping! 🙂

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      5. Okay, that’s okay, then 🙂

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  9. oh…how wonderful…you were so close! I currently live in Virginia…:) and hail from Chicago…so you an I have a bit in common Diane! 🙂

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  10. It was awesome to meet you, Diane! I hope I can make it to the convention too in 2017! 😀

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  11. So fun that you got to meet! I love the connections we make 🙂

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    1. I do, too. It’s really one of the best parts of blogging!

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  12. Sounds like you had a good time! A convention sounds fun – intimidating, but fun. 🙂

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    1. Oh, it would be fun! I’d love the chance to hang out together!

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  13. 2017. It’s a date. I think it is so cool meeting our blogging friends.

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    1. Oh, wonderful. It will be a blast meeting everyone!

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  14. Elizabeth Helmich | Reply

    How excellent! I love meeting up with other when I can, and thanks for the heads-up on the convention. I imagine the only place I could conceivably get to would be New Orleans.

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    1. I don’t think they’ve picked a place yet 🙂

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      1. Elizabeth Helmich

        I totally went over there, and voted. I was joking about this a while back, didn’t realize someone was actually picked up the reins to make it happen!! What part of Va are you in? It’s such a large state.

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      2. I’m actually in the Chicago suburbs. I was just in Virginia Beach visiting my sister. Am back home now to stupid bills and cooking and cleaning. I loved being on vacation!

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  15. Reblogged this on Mind and Life Matters and commented:
    The idea of meeting a blogger friend in real is exciting, even more so when she happens to be one of your favorite bloggers!
    Diane of ladieswholunchreviews happened to be vacationing in Virginia Beach, so we used the opportunity to meet for lunch in Richmond! We had a wonderful lunch talking about everything especially blogging. Read about it in Diane’s post!
    I hope I get to meet more of my blogging friends in future! 🙂

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    1. Thanks,sweetie, it was so nice to meet you, too!

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    1. It was. She’s such a lovely young woman! I’m looking forward to a get together in the US next fall!

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      1. I love that.

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  16. Wandering Soul | Reply

    Looks like you guys had fun! 🙂 Must have been quite an afternoon 🙂
    P.S. – Now, I know why I never win the Limerick Challenge. And this is when I’ve never met her. 😛 😀 Such partiality against us, I tell you. 😛

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    1. I will feel guilty if I ever win again! 🙂

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  17. Wow two beautiful ladies, what fun!

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  18. How wonderful, must have been so much fun! 🙂

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    1. Oh, we had such a good time. Wish all of us could get together, I feel like I’ve made so many new friends here at WP!

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      1. Yeah, I feel the same way. 🙂

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  19. Ohio can be fun, Diane! Or meet up in Chicago if I go that direction in the future! 🙂 xo

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    1. You know they’re planning a blogger meet for Sept of 2017 in the US? Would you go depending on where?

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  20. That’s really cool! Thank you for sharing this info — and sounds inspiring. 🙂
    By the way, I love the name of your blog. It makes me smile when I see it! Blessings.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked the post, I loved meeting up with Rashmi!

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  21. Very cool. I recently made Rashmi’s acquaintance and I’m looking forward to getting to know her!

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      1. She wants to interview me and I’m thinking I should get her on my blog, too! Maybe on the video show. Speaking of which… What about getting you on there?

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      2. Thanks, maybe sometime. Right now I’m in the middle of dealing with some health issues. I appreciate the thought, though ❤

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      3. When you’re ready, we’ll be here. Get well soon.

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      4. Maybe you can think about doing a guest blog post for me explaining your success in running your blog!

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  22. This sounds like such fun! I’m so glad you girls got a chance to meet 🙂 And that 2017 convention sounds like a genius idea 🙂

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    1. It was exciting and Rashmi is the nicest person you’d ever meet! We’re hoping to do it again sometime!

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