Photos Copyright: Maggie May
I felt that I *knew* Suburbia from her blog, Moments from Suburbia pretty well as we'd been blogging and emailing each other for a good few years.
When I first started blogging, I kept the city where I lived a secret for a long time until those little widgets on people's statistics told them I was from Bristol. Then I started to openly talk about living in this fine city and I realised that Suburbia and I lived quite close.
Anyway, this week Sam, my son, who is *known* from his early blogging days, to Suburbia, arranged to meet up in a cafe that was fairly near to us all.
Sam and I arrived first and when Suburbia entered the cafe with that lovely posy of Spring flowers in my photo, I just knew it was her.
The two hours that we talked at a little round table, sharing a pot of tea, went extraordinarily fast and we seemed to be able to chat about all sorts of things quite easily.
It was my first experience of meeting a blogging friend so I did not know how it would be and I can honestly say that I was very pleased to have met up with Suburbia as she is such a lovely person.
In my last post, I mentioned that I did two hours of ironing for Sam in exchange for a promise to alter my rabbits hutch in return. A form of bartering.
I wasn't sure if Sam would keep me waiting a long time or not but I did manage to get him to agree to Monday.
The hutch went across an ideal place in the dining room but it didn't get much light in there as the window was behind it. So I asked Sam if he could cut a small window in the back of the hutch so that the light could shine through and the bunnies wouldn't be in a dimly lit hutch all the time.
I bought some perspex in anticipation. Sam said that he could do the job but he thought that it was completely unnecessary because he reminded me that rabbits live in burrows without lighting.
I can remember seeing little rabbits sunbathing in the open, so I didn't agree.
Anyway, true to his promise, Sam called round on Monday armed with all the tools needed for the job. Of course there were snags in doing the job and it turned out to be a much bigger undertaking than he'd first imagined.
However, the bunnies now have a double glazed window in the back of their hutch and the light makes it a much better place to be. They can see where they're going now.
I'm waiting to see them stretch out in their newly lit landing.
Where do you think they spend all their time, though? In the dark underneath their top storey.
Well, they do take a while to get used to new things.
Sam might well be saying, I told you so.