Thursday 15 May 2008

Domesticali is Terrific - the Blogger with the Mostest

There will now be a short broadcast
on behalf of the
Domesticali Appreciation Society.
I am the Founder and Principal Spokesperson
but you are all welcome to join.

I met Ali Hudson on a blind date in December
and soon discovered that she has
a wicked sense of humour and an infectious giggle.
We got on so well that we felt able
to adopt Kristina within a couple of hours.

Ali is the sort of person
that everybody wants on their team
- she is the best joiner-in ever -
If you suggest something she says 'Yes!!'
and then works out how to make it happen.
She can magic a corkscrew out of thin air
(don't ask me how I know that - it is embarrassing)
and has a compulsive habit of giving
amazingly thoughtful handmade presents.

Her blog is funny and wide ranging
and explores family topics honestly.
She also has tremendous commitment
to the blogging community
and deals with the issues that arise occasionally
with great integrity and thoughtfulness.

In fact, now I come to think of it,
if we were in a balloon basket and it was sinking
I would probably throw myself out first.

I am so glad to have met her.

Isn't it incredible the way
that blogging can enable
the most unlikely of friendships.


Melody said...

Oh yes, meeting a fellow 'friend' blogger is wonderful I recently did so when in London - me from Oz and her from Bristol. It was amazing, like we had always known each other... Weird.

(BTW - Loved Venice; I feel a need to go back!)

dottycookie said...

Well, if you're accepting applications, can I join the society too please? I think Ali's fab as well. (Do you think she's blushing yet?)

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Oh, oh, I want to join, too!!! I started blogging because of Ali. Her blog is so fantastic that I was just drawn in and had to start my own.

Ali said...

How embarrassed am I? Blushing (and I don't blush as a rule).

But before I get a swollen head, I have to tell you my father's comment on the lovely things said by friends I have met through blogland. "They would soon change their tune if they had seen the inside of your cupboards". Humph.

But feelings on our friendship are entirely mutual Alice.

dragonfly said...

I'd like to apply too! It was the corkscrew magic that did it for me!
But seriously, I got started in blogland after finding Ali's blog.
I'm sure I can feel the warmth of her blushing from here!
Also, Alice, it takes a good friend to know one...

tess said...

blogging seems to provide the best of friends, even if we don't get to actually meet them. xx

Anonymous said...

Count me in as a member of the Appreciation Society as well! Do you think we should contact Moo about membership cards? I feel so lucky and honoured to have both you and Ali as friends :) K x

Fairlie - said...

I haven't met Domesticali, but with an introduction like that...I'm off to say hello on her blog!

Anonymous said...

That's lovely :) It's true that blogging does this - throws just the right sort of people in your path.

Anonymous said...

Count me in, though I would like to point out that all the nice things you say about Ali's blog are also true of yours. Great writing people!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of the lady's talent, but now I really want to see the inside of her cupboards.

Allison said...

Can I join? Puh-leeeeze???!!! And you have to fill us in on the corkscrew story!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to have lucked into meeting you and your I'm off to say hello to Ali.

(Loved the first photo, btw...very artsy--looks like it could be the cover of a good book.)

Anonymous said...

"here here"

Anonymous said...

OH come on , let's make her really really blush!!!

I want to join too!!!

julie said...

count me in too! Ali's was one of the first blogs that I bookmarked - her writing always makes you smile - she comes across as a really genuinely nice person.