Tonight, thanks to Cathy, I found myself sitting in her lounge with a most marvelous group of women.
We came from Macedonia, Sweden, America x2, England, France, Bulgaria and New Zealand.
And I found myself adoring both them, and their stories.
There was so much laughter. I had met some of them last week, and enjoyed them already. Tonight was just MORE.
I love that, that where ever I go in the world, I find these marvelous women. Full of stories and laughter, and kindness and this incredible fellowship ... from the road perhaps but from being women too.
And one of the other marvelous things I'm enjoying about England, are the charity shops. It's how I met Cathy. She runs one of them but ... it's also how I met this exquisite Italian L Medici handbag, Italian leather, built to last forever ... that I so very much couldn't afford in real life but couldn't resist in the world that is secondhand here in Surrey.
It was beyond reasonable and, just by way, it fits 3 bottles of red wine inside of itself, so very easily.