A weekend away.

I've always said that I don't self-identify as a blogger.

I'm a photographer with a blog.

However, because of my blog, I've made some really wonderful friends.

I spent this past weekend on a 'creative retreat' with Nicholetta from www.pepperandpaint.com, Gabby from www.foodgirlintown.com and Kathy from www.eathalifax.ca. We stayed at Nicholetta's summer home on the North Shore where we ate, drank, cooked and laughed for hours.

We talked about blogging, photography, food styling, creative writing, our families, friends, and inspirations. We talked about future goals - our hopes and our dreams.

We ate non-stop. Nicholetta's velvety roasted cauliflower soup, Kathy's baked oysters, Gabby's favourite Italian treat, prosciutto wrapped melon, and the small mountain of smoked salmon that I had brought along. Sesame noodles, mushroom bruschetta, a plethora of cheeses, chocolate, crackers, and cured meats, plus copious amounts of wine.

I am thankful to have met these women who so inspire me.