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!