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 Brighton...it just about sums the weather up perfectly!
All in all a lovely day, if not exhausting!