Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Inaugural Meeting of the Hitty Girls in Brighton

Yesterday morning Hitty Madge and friends set off on the train for the Inaugural Meeting of the UK Hitty Girls which was going to be held in Brighton.

Hitty Madge watches the scenery out the window from the train

She wonders how long it will take to get there.  She doesn't realise that she still has another train to catch!

At the next station she checks to board to see when the next Brighton train is due to arrive.

Finally she gets there.

A lot of time is spent chatting, laughing and drinking copious cups of tea !

Some of the group of Hittys together.

The Wizzy Hittys, The Wren Cottage Hittys and of course the Rose Cottage Hittys.

Our three people.

Captain Sag looks rather taken with Baby Hope who is tugging on his beard

Mrs Sag looks on with a rather worried expression....I wonder what she is thinking?

Later on there was a chance to go down to the seaside...

Hitty Madge wasn't quite sure she could call it a beach as it was very different to the beautiful beaches she had been on in New Zealand

Where was the sand she wondered?

Brighton Pier is in the background.

Like all good meetups there was an exchange of gifts.

Hiitty Ethel had made two special dresses along with the dress forms to give to their friends.

Hitty Madge was delighted with HER whale trunk given to her by the Wizzy Hittys.

Isn't it wonderful?

Hitty Madge gives Hitty Ethel the fabulous fabric given to them by the Wren Cotttage Hittys.

Hitty Cherry Jude, being the only girl who as of yet didn't have a kimono, gets to wear the lovely Kimono made by the Wren Cottage Hittys...although she is waiting on the Obi to keep it together.  It is a good fit for her.

Hitty Joyful admires the little teapot for the Tea Rooms that was also given to them by the Wren Cottage Hittys.

Isn't it sweet?

I help Hitty Granny Estelle put on the new slippers that the Wizzy Hittys gave us.  We thought that Hitty Granny Estelle would be the best person to have them as she has worked so hard all her life.

She is delighted with them, having never had slippers before.

Especially as they are RED  - surely all good shoes and slippers are red?

The fun card that came with the slippers.

Hitty Moana shows the postcard they got while in just about sums the weather up perfectly!

All in all a lovely day, if not exhausting!


  1. It looks like SO much fun, for a few minutes I wished I still lived in the UK! Your lucky girls will have great memories and the little gifts will be so much fun! I am glad that copious amounts of tea were part of the day, and hope Madge got some good ideas for the Rose Cottage tea shop! Thanks so much for letting us glimpse the fun!!!

    1. It was so much fun and I wish it was something we could do more often. Very special memories and friendships were formed indeed.

  2. So much fun! Thank you for sharing the adventure.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it we had a lot of fun.

  3. Looks like the people enjoyed themselves too!

  4. Oh how I wish I lived by you and could be a UK Hitty Girl! What a wonderful sense of play you all seem to have and the great taste to host your first meeting over cups of tea. And I must ask....was Captain Sags as wildly handsome in person as he appears in the photos?!!

    1. Oh yes he is indeed, and I can say it was difficult getting the girls to keep their hands off him...if it hadn't been for the watchful eye of Mrs Sag, who knows what might have happened!

      Oh yes, it would be wonderful if you lived by so you too could be a UK Hitty Girl :-) If you ever come over here for a visit....

  5. What a nice day the Hitty's had receiving the lovely gifts, esp the teapots. Your photos are lovely. I like Hitty Madge's lovely yellow patterned dress. Just right for the occasion.


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