Those internet crazies

I am almost certain that if I was having a conversation with some of my ‘real life’ friends & family and told them that this weekend I am having 2 friends I have met over the Internet, through my blog, come to stay in my house for a night they would think I had gone mad. That I was crazy. That it was unsafe for the family. And did I mention mad?!

I mean look at us. Crazy! Crazy good looking perhaps.

But that’s what I’m doing. I am having the ever fabulous PPMJ and Corinne come on down here for the night. What was meant to be a long ladies lunch in Sydney became an overnight stay down here when all my Sydney babysitters fell through (as Rob is away on a Bucks this weekend). And I couldn’t be more thrilled with the change. I get to show off my house. We get to drink French champagne from Dan Murphy’s without the price tag we would have had to in a restaurant. We get to walk into town. We get to have a drink at the pub. I get to cook pork belly from the butcher, my scones – and they get to meet the girls. Sounds bloody good to me!

The thing about blogging and the Internet that people who don’t do it don’t get is just how fabulous the people are at the other end of my laptop. Sure there may be crazies out there, and you do get the odd troll (like you do in the real world), but without a doubt the majority of people that you meet are generous. Funny. Warm. Supportive. Friendly. Fabulous. And they have been my saviours over the past (almost 5!!!) years that I have been blogging. And they seem to get me best of all. What makes some real friends and family uncomfortable is ‘normal’ to me. The sharing. The putting it out there. The connecting. Who knows? All I know is that I’m glad I do it. That I met these 2 ladies in real life and all the others I haven’t actually met yet and will get a chance to next month.

Some more crazies. CRAZY cute. The baby that is. The husband is spunky. Hunk o’ spunky.

Hope whatever you have planned for the weekend includes some champagne, some good food, some good company, some laughter and some good conversation. I’m almost certain mine will be!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03438808939279643867 Good Golly Miss Holly!

    Love, love, LOVE this Beth!

    I hope you and the gals have a fabulous weekend, have a champers for meeeee x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06584033284808900250 plain jane styling

    can I come tooooooo!?!??!?!?!? lol,. have fun, love xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10327661563449068137 Felicity

    Oh there is going to be some serious fun had at the MacDonald house this weekend!

    Enjoy every second of the fizz and laughter,

    Felicity x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Yeah, baby! CRAZY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219272193124932806 PinkPatentMaryJanes

    C.R.A.Z.Y on toast! And look at all your gorgeousness – it’s almost too much to deal with!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09890862541890241422 Raine and Sage

    You one crazy Mamma! Just kidding. Best idea ever. I’m a big fan of doing and enjoying nice things at home. Parenthood definitely played a part in this attitude. I’d love to see your house and have an olive ball or two. Have a blast and a drink for me. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    I totally get it!
    Since blogging I have met one fabulous lady with whom I share outrageous amounts in common!
    I met her last year ‘in real life’ on my 40th b’day & she was every bit as fabulous in real life as in Blogland.
    Hoorah to you for being brave enough to trust your instincts and take a risk.
    I can safely bet money you are all going to have a FANTABULOUS time!
    I hope for you, like us, it is the start of a lifelong friendship!
    PS. I love your blog…always gorgeous. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    How exciting, what a weekend you have planned!

    Enjoy every second of it. I love meeting new people too.

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05733683295079746421 kurrabikid

    Have a wonderful weekend! I don’t think it’s crazy to meet bloggie friends at all. Am sure you will have a most lovely time.

  • Anonymous

    I think the risk mitigation strategy of advertising to the world your upcoming fate is to be admired. It all starts with laughs and giggles over crystal flutes of French champagne. And quickly descends into you being lured into a walk down your rambling street to which point you will be chopped up into a thousand tiny pieces by these internet “friends” and thrown into the nearest dam. And the only good out of it will be that you are likely to be discovered quickly due to the upcoming town yabbie competition which will see many people peering into said dam… And you will be found. And it will all become clear.

    It has been nice knowing you.

    Mr Anonymous

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    And you’re telling me this to make me insanely jealous that I wasn’t invited. Because it’s all about me, of course. Even when it isn’t.

    I’m not coming over here anymore. I am that kind of person.

    No kiss for you, no way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    PS – and you can tell that PPMJ and that Corine that I’m not kissing them either.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02190695242707409677 Ms Styling You

    That’s going to be one very fun weekend – can’t wait for the follow up blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    JEALOUS!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648204470712239011 Amy

    Sounds like a great weekend! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743336097657087832 Jane

    I *get* it, Beth. Oh, you’ll have such a hoot, you lucky ducks. Make sure you continue to take photos for us once that champagne takes hold ☺.
    J x
    PS Why don’t you even record a little video of the three of you for us – that would be a post to look out for!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219272193124932806 PinkPatentMaryJanes

    Is Rob Mr Anonymous?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09148087567837108169 ashley

    I had to do a double take. Is that last photo, an old one of Daisy & Rob or is that Harper?

    Have fun this weekend x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00523302175587144970 Belinda

    Not jealous at all! xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Damn, My Anon has revealed my dastardly plot to all the world!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    Oh you crazy person! I tell people all about my ‘blogger friends’ and they think I’m a little nuts too. Kind of like people who hook up over the internet. But it’s just the done thing. Right?

    Have fun meeting more crazies at the ABC. I’m bitter I didn’t get my application in earlier. Next year. I promise! xx