Thursday, 11 December 2008

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!

9 comments:

Frogdancer said...

Fairlie's great, isn't she? (And by the way, I want to be at the blogmeet in Melbourne. Just saying....)

M said...

So glad that the meet up with Fairlie worked out!

Yes, we did live very close to your old workplace. Funny how things turn out aren't they!

Laura Jane said...

Brilliant planning!!

Aren't blogmeets fun? And its not that weird that Fairlie and M lived near us - I could tell they were likely to have done so.

I hope to see Widget in a few days time - she's coming to Perth!

h&b said...

Great pic !

I love an American Christmas - so festive ..

Fairlie said...

It was a most enjoyable get-together! I'm so glad we were able to work it out to meet. And yes, definitely...next time in Melbourne!

peppermintpatcher said...

The world is so small that it is scary!

Melinda said...

That whole six degrees thing is very true. Small world. So jealous of your blogmeet, but glad for you both at the same time!

Suse said...

Putting up my hand to be at the Melbourne meet please please please!

And yes, isn't Fairlie great. Bizarre about all the coincidences though :)

Stomper Girl said...

Oh yes, can I please come to the Melbourne one too? Your near misses prior to meeting in blogland are funny.