Most bloggers publish posts and that’s it. Whereas some of us become internet friends over time. We email each other, learn about things not mentioned on posts, meet up in real life and even send presents to each other.
Thanks Sonic. I love you too !
One such recent present was a lovely signed photograph from Katrina.
Katrina is a young actress in New York and is working hard on hitting the big time. She excels in video, films, TV shows and theatre plus speaking in many dialects. She’s got talent and also holds down a “proper” job until becoming a full time actress.
One thing we both agree on is that one day we will have a breakfast together in real life and we constantly remind each other of that.
I wanted to send a gift back to Katrina. But what ?
I could have bought something on Amazingzon, but I wanted to give her something special and personal. Then I remembered my local friend Jim …..
….. who painted all the wall pictures in my apartment.
Over a few days, working on my design and photos I sent him, Jim sent me this draft cartoon for my approval.
Fantastic, isn’t it ? Breakfast together while I’m living in the mountains of southern Spain and Katrina is in New York
A week or so later Jim brought the finished piece around to my apartment.
Eventually the parcel arrived in New York from Spain. Katrina was so happy and wrote >>>
“I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOOOOVVVE IT! thank you for the consideration on the frame also, friend. How lovely! I will hang it by my desk as soon as it is framed
The ladies at work were quite excited, as was I, to take part in the fun and one laughed loudly at the cartoon and said that was exactly what my big smile looks like! One of the women wishes for a pen pal in a far away land now, too.”
The cartoon is now prominently displayed in its new home in New York.
Three people are thrilled with the present; Katrina, Jim and myself.
Katrina loves the cartoon and had it mounted in a golden frame; the colour reminding her of the first Oscar she will get one day. Jim, who is happy to see where his work has ended up. And finally myself, who has given a personal gift to a special internet friend and in doing so has helped a local artist.
Amazingzon could never do that !
No, you can’t Sonic.
SONIC !!! And get off of my laptop Samantha.
What I have to put up with ! Oh boy !
Ralph xox ❤
Thanks to everyone who have sent me presents. I do treasure every one of them as well as your friendship. Big hug ❤