Thursday, September 24, 2009

Accommodation

No pictures tonight because I am now about to go and sleep in the fourth different bed in as many nights. It is the lecture season and so I am on my travels ..only this year Dennis is acting as chauffeur and so is in training for our trip learning to pack his own bags and to remember which city he is in at any given time. (Both of which are quite a challenge, bless him. His many other talents lie elsewhere....)

Speaking of accommodation you will have noticed that, although I thought I would be lucky ever to get rid of it, the Christchurch apartment I was giving away went within minutes. It is a nice story. It was requested by a lurker on my blog, a fellow quilter and a farmer from New Zealand, whose occupation means that she and her husband never get to go away together - she said they had not had a holiday for many many years. But now her son and partner are able to help out with the farm and so she is coming to Christchurch for a break. It is her birthday on the day the accommodation is booked and her sister has just moved to Christchurch. How perfect is that? From her emails she seems very excited indeed and I am now looking forward to meeting her for coffee.

I still cannot explain how I did not check the accommodation out a little more to see if it was suitable for our particular needs given the nerdish detail with which I have researched the rest of the tour, but she is very happy with it, having the same information I do and so all I can think now is that it is one of those mysterious 'meant to be' situations in which I was an unwitting player.I did feel a bit bad at being such a Spoiled Princess but now I feel like a Fairy Godmother!

6 comments:

Evelyn said...

My husband and I stayed in the "Off the Square" hotel for a few nights on our honeymoon in 2004, and we loved it. There wasn't much in New Zealand that we didn't love. :-)

Quilt Pixie said...

One of my friends has problems similar to Dennis'. He's been known to take a picture of his suitcase after his wife packs it at home and then refer to the photo to re-pack to come home when his wife isn't with him on a business trip....

Gerrie said...

what a great story. And are you going to meet for tea?

Christine Thresh said...

That was the perfect person to receive your generous gift.

Helen said...

lol, Quilt Pixie's friend is SO practical is he not!?!

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