It's a small worldGot up yesterday to find an email from Fairlie, one of my favourite Australian bloggers, who is on holiday in Los Angeles. And as I was heading up there with Will and David (to organise Will's new passport at the consulate), we arranged a get-together. Wonderful!
It's weird meeting people for the first time after having been virtual friends for a while. Perfect strangers you feel you know. But the weirdness was over in a nano-second and after we met up in Beverly Hills, we squashed both families into our car and headed off to the Grove, and food.
Over lunch, in Los Angeles, on another continent, on the other side of the world, in the other hemisphere, we discovered:
• Fairlie's husband, The Poolboy, went to David's old school and meets David's former best school friend quite regularly in his business.
• Fairlie and The Poolboy used to live just a few doors from the newspaper office where I worked — while I was working there (and so did M and her husband!).
• Fairlie and The P owned a house in a street just two streets away from where we lived in Subiaco. And ...
• Fairlie, M and I all have identical cameras!
We were also able to have a lively chat about the pleasures and perils of returning to Perth to live after a few years away. We shall see ...
It was a fab few hours in brilliant company.
Next time in Melbourne!