I've often thought how strange blogging is. We have interesting, meaningful exchanges with complete strangers on the internet, but there is never any question of meeting in real life.
Last week, I crossed the line from cyberspace into real life and met fellow blogger Oliver at The Lewes Arms. The result was a rather alcoholic but very enjoyable evening and I was grateful to The Poet Laura-eate for putting us in touch with each other.
Several people have observed that when they met fellow bloggers, it was comforting to discover how similar the real person was to their blog. On the strength of last week's meeting I'd certainly agree, although the real Oliver was even more interesting and entertaining than his blog.
I should probably have held back a bit on the beer. I've spent the last month on a strict low-carb, no alcohol diet and as a result, a small chocolate liquer will now have me singing "Danny Boy". I think I may have bounced off a few walls on the way home, but it was a good night out.
If you ever have the chance to meet a fellow blogger, I'd recommend it.