Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Joys of Blogging #368

There are no words to adequately describe how wonderful it was to meet Melissa (& her lovely Huz) from Avid Reader's Musings face to face in Sydney last night. 

Melissa contacted me last year asking for advice on things to see and do in Sydney.
Several emails & blog posts later and with anticipation & excitement, the happy day finally arrived!

I believe that Huz and Mr Books were concerned about how we would recognise each other and one of our Booklets was concerned about cyber strangers & how did we know if we were meeting axe murderers or not!
Delightfully, Melissa and I recognised each other straight away & the only lethal weapons in sight were the deadly gin and tonics served at high altitude!

We splashed out for drinks at Blu Bar on 36 to take in the magnificent views of Sydney Harbour at sunset. We laughed, compared accents & chatted non-stop about books, blogging and travelling!

I don't normally post photos of myself on my blog, and these pics are not the best I've ever taken, but I simply had to share this special occasion.

I hope, before too long, that Mr Books & I will be able to return the favour & catch up with Melissa & Huz in Indianapolis.


18 comments:

  1. It was such an absolute treat to meet you and your husband! We had a wonderful time! You definitely need to swing by Indy!

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    1. So glad you had a lovely time too. And that you enjoyed your time in our beautiful country.

      Bon voyage!

      I hope Fiji is relaxing & gorgeous.
      xoxo

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  2. How wonderful that you got a chance to meet!!

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  3. I've met several online friends in real life now- it's always wonderful. What a great experience for you all.

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    1. Yes it was Louise - and yes, we must meet up one day soon too :-)

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    2. Yes we need to do that. I'm just not getting to Sydney as much as I'd like this year. I'm not getting away at all actually, my work roster is crazy at the moment.

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  4. Definitely one of the great pleasures of blogging. I've met blogging friends in Peru, England and Belgium and many from the US and Canada. No ax murderers yet!

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    1. How wonderful to have met so many. This has made me more conscious of the possibility of meetings now :-)

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  5. What fun! I can imagine that you had lots to talk about! Your comment about murders made me laugh, because I met up with one of my Goodreads friends on a trip, and one of my friends was terrified that I'd be murdered. She was surprised to see me home safe and sound (and un-murdered). :-D

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We were just pleased that the youngest booklet had taken our cyber stranger talks seriously :-)

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  6. I clicked on that link to Blue Bar 36. That is quite possibly the most beautiful view I have ever vicariously witnessed in my lifetime!

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    1. It's not too shabby!!
      Smartphone photo's do it no justice at all - you'll simply have to see it for yourself some time - I 'm happy to meet as many blogging friends up there as would like to turn up :-)

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    2. Is the Shangri La the old ANA? If so I've been up there when it was a fantastic sushi bar/restaurant quite a few years ago. It is a gorgeous view.

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    3. Yes, Louise the old ANA. Mr Books had also been there during that era & now I understand why he raved about the views!

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  7. How fun! You two appeared to be very happy that the other is "normal"!

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  8. That must have been a lot of fun to be able to meet one of your mates from America. I first thought the photos were from Sydney Tower but it didn't look quite right. I was pretty close I guess.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  9. What a delightful story! I've often wondered what it would be like to meet (in person) some of the wonderful people I've met online. It's so great that you actually did it.
    Sandy @ Texas Twang

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