Firstly, we had the gardening contingents from Wales and The Netherlands agreeing to join us... :)
Then over the weekend excited negotiations of the kind only seen in the corridors of power such as the UN or at the signing of major international treaties resulted in...
THE YANKS ARE COMING!!!!
Yes, the first Transatlantic cultural exchange (sub classification: horticulture) will be taking place at the Malvern Spring Show. The fair southern State of Tennessee has agreed to the pilot project proposed by the Meet @ Malvern organising committee and have duly selected Frances and Gail to be their representatives. As you can see from the photograph, negotiations were of a rather sensitive nature and we have had to protect the identities of the envoys involved in the deep and far ranging discussions in case there are repercussions later.
Here's an excerpt from Frances' first e-mail following her appointment:
Gail and I are like schoolgirls, giddy and phoning and emailing each other every five minutes. We might have to bother you with questions about what to pack, footwear, raincoats, cash and/or credit cards, dress up clothes for dinners? We will try to keep it to a minimum of one email per day. :D
Here's to a truly successful global bloggers gathering :D
Picture courtesy and copyright of James Alexander Sinclair.