I've never blogged about this before but isn't the internet a really wonderful thing!! When I started this blog I did it as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family back home - never in a million years did I think that through it I would meet like minded people and actually forge friendships.
Friendship in the blog world is similar to that in the physical world - it has to be a two way process and over time liking someone's thoughts, comments, (writing) style etc blossoms into a friendship. I get withdrawal symptoms when I'm away from my computer for a few days as I want to know if, for example, Spiral Skies Jen got the job she was after, or how Lane is getting on trying to get her teenager to wear glasses and if Mel has managed to go another week without killing her evil MIL (Mother-in-law). I really value my friends - all of them - and appreciate all the help, support and laughs that we share. I know some people who think that it's terribly sad to actually admit that you have blog friends.....you know what......to them I say that I think it's terribly sad that they don't......cause they don't know what they are missing!!!
Anyway, what prompted this post of all things internet and friendy was that I actually met one of my blog friends yesterday in the flesh (JJ from Tea Stains doesn't really count since I knew her before we both started blogging - although I love catching up with her on her blog when I've not seen her for a few days!!). Mel from Thai Village Life and I have been reading and commenting on each others blogs for nearly a year now and yesterday she arrived in Bangkok to get herself organised for a job interview today. JJ and I met up with her and her hubby, J, for lunch and then us girls went shopping. Mel is just as lovely in 'real life' as she is on her blog and meeting up with her was like getting together with an old friend that I had not seen for a while. We had a great time and I really hope she get's the job (Her interview sounded like it went really well) cause you can never have too many friends that are happy to go shoe shopping with you!!!