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You never know when a moment in your life is going to change your whole life.
Like when I was in Firenze (Florence) in Italy some time ago. I had been walking all day, visiting one museum after the other. There had been no time for eating, my feet were aching, I was hungry but it was still too early for dinner. Then I found a typical Italian piazza framed with cafés. I sat down to order a cappuccino, knowing that I was all by myself, with only my cellphone to keep me in contact with family and friends.
I was hardly down on the chair when a woman jumped up from the chair at the neighbor table, coming over to me, asking "Are you Britt?"
I was dumbfounded. I was alone for a week, I was in Firenze, a city I had never been to before, and here a completely stranger knows my name!
You can read the "Are you Britt"- story
Jane, the woman behind the "are you Britt?" question, and her husband Lanny, came to Norway the next summer and spent three weeks together with us. If you are a long time reader of my blog you know all of this already. We had many highlights during our Norwegian Western Coast week, one of them was the love which developed between Jane and my father in law, which you can read about in the Why Moi - post.
Last summer Marta, Terje and I flew to California, and spent three unforgettable weeks with Jane and Lanny. In their amazing home near Sacramento, and on the road, here, there, everywhere in Northern California.
During our California dream we met dozens of Jane and Lanny´s friends and family.
Now my best friend is living in California for a year,
and I know she and her husband have plans to visit Jane and Lanny.
The amazing world of blogging.
Yes, it has changed my life.
Yes, it continues to enrich my life,
every single day.
Old Mission San Juan Bautista
where we stopped and had lunch with Lanny´s family,
on our way to Yosemite.
By the way;
don´t forget to nominate a book for our next choice at The Blue Studio reading Group.
And we can of course still continue the discussion on yesterday´s book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.