|J and Stephen|
In epidemiology they look for patient Zero, the first person identified with a contagious illness. I started blogging as a guest blogger for Stephen, also known as Uncle Bert in the summer of 2005, while Stephen and Duncan took their annual summer holiday in France. He is my blogger Zero. Jay met Duncan, Stephen's other half, about 30 years ago, Duncan met Stephen about 24 years ago, and the rest is bliss. When I was planning the adventure, I realized we hadn't seen them for a few years, and couldn't resist the urge to pop over to London for dinner. We stayed at the Hilton Tower Bridge, the same place I stayed the last time I saw Stephen and Duncan. The front desk thanked me for returning. I said it has been a long time, and the desk clerk said yes, about 12 years, we welcome you back, and he moved us to a larger room. Great hotel!
Stephen made reservations at the h Club in London for dinner. He is a lighting director in a London theater and a member. We took the subway, asked Google to give us directions to the club, and got terribly lost, farther away when I gave up and called Stephen than we were when Google started giving me directions. Stephen came and rescued us.
Funny how he hasn't aged a day in 12 years. It was as if hardly a day had gone by since our last meeting. A lot has happened in our lives over the past dozen years. A lot of catching up was done over four hours of drinks and dinner. I had two Mr Fawlty's, a wonderful gin cocktail.
I am serious about promising to not let another 12 years pass before we gather again. So there is why we went to London for dinner.
Who is your blogger Zero?
dr.spo. without him I would not know all you wonderful friends!ReplyDelete
He is a dear, I need to go back to PhoenixDelete
My zero was David Dust... one of my best friends. He hung his blog up after 10 years.ReplyDelete
But dear, you had me at "four hours of drinks and dinner, and a wonderful gin cocktail." And all those handsome men.
Ah, another magical visit. My blogger Zero? I had never thought about that. Walt of "WCS: Another American in France" (https://wcs4.blogspot.com).ReplyDelete
I read his blog daily, and almost never comment.Delete
Of my 3 blogger zeros (I started reading all 3 blogs at the same time,) 1 died within months of me reading his blog, 2 stopped blogging years ago.ReplyDelete
I have had several bloggers who stopped, a couple are still dear friends. I was glad when Stephen started back blogging a couple of years ago.Delete
Mine was also David Dust.I started reading his Project Runway and Top Chef recaps and then started blogging on my own.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a missed a good one.Delete
I was just talking to David Bob!Delete
Stephen and Duncan look like two fun and charming guys! My "blogger zero" is Anne Johnson of "The Gods Are Bored" -- she is still blogging too, after all these years!ReplyDelete
Stephen and Duncan are great fun, we spent a week in Yorkshire with them one summer.Delete
There I am slightly less young and and beautiful...ReplyDelete
You are still young and beautiful my dearDelete