Monday, April 20, 2009

Bloggers on the town!

Susannah, Emma, Pen, Leonie, Jo, & Me taken by Susannah

I'm only slightly embarrassed to say how nervous I was to meet four new friends. In this strange medium we can know the intimate details of someone's life when we have never even seen their face. Meeting someone like that is like going in on the third date, and I had real butterflies walking into town with Susannah and Jo.

I should have known better. It was only a matter of seconds before we were laughing and talking like the oldest friends. With lots of 'air blogging' and caffeine and sunshine, by the time we parted I was exhausted from all of the laughter. They are all even feistier and sassier and wiser and more beautiful in real life than they are on line.

The other thing that happens when you meet bloggers is that you get photographed - a lot - and you know that you will more than likely see those pictures again! But it was okay. It felt natural and silly and like we were documenting the beginning of something.

Here's to friendship and connection and being brave enough to take a chance. (...and ladies, I am so glad that you are in my life! Can't wait to see you in Oxford. xo)


Emma Bradshaw said...

It was so lovely to meet you too Meg, here's to many more adventures... how did the viewing go in your absence? Emma x

pen* said...

yes, you summed it up so well! it was just like going on a third date :)

well, here's to fourth, fifth and many, many more to come!


Jo said...

It was so lovely to meet you and I'm So happy you're moving up here (even if you're living in a tent for a while!). x

maddie said...


i adore these photo's and
your blog looks swoonworthy
stunning all pretty in pink:)

*clink* to nourishing friendships
that enliven our souls and
refresh our paths:)

daisies said...

your new fresh look here is wonderful, love it :-)

and i know that nervous feeling and how wonderful it is to laugh with new friends, so happy for you!! xo

Brandi said...

love this! hooray everyone!

(and love the new layout!)

Boho Girl said...

your new blog home is beautiful.

it suits the fresh things happening in your life. so thrilled to hear about your move and so curious about it all.

love that you are connecting deeply with local loves. yum.


Susannah said...

i love you, FB xx

Colleen said...

Sounds like a fun day. Good for you! I hope all is going ok with the move. What's this about you living in a tent? That's not sounding ok! Good luck and hope it all works out. xoxoxo

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a thrill to know that the in-person was better than expected. I am happy for you that it was such a great day ... makes me feel a little braver about stepping away from my desk. :)

Cafe Pasadena said...

Megg, wunderful to see your local blogger's coming togeter!

Back here in our part of So Calif, we've been doing this for a couple of years. It's a vibrant community which just gets better with each gathering. Last month we had about 50 show up from within our community.

Keep doing it, and with new twists, and it will increasingly reward you all!

Amber said...

Yes, here is to that good stuff!


Pamela said...

Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring. I love that you met some of your blog family and had a wonderful time of it! I hope to do the same some time.

Jaime said...

Oh I so envy you getting to meet all these wonderful bloggers. I feel so isolated here on Vancouver Island...everybody lives so far away!
May these new connections grow and develop into beautiful friendships for you.