Saturday, April 26, 2008

When Two Worlds Collide

When your seven worlds collide
Whenever I am by your side
And dust from a distant sun
Will shower over everyone

Distant Sun ~ Crowded House

I used to (and still do) love Crowded House. I remember when they hit the UK charts in the early 90's with 'Weather with You' as a hereto unknown band from down under. Their music always manages to throw a veil of calm on my chaotic life but that is not why I have posted their video. The lyrics in the song talk of seven worlds colliding but earlier this week only two did just that when I met a blogger from down under.

When I heard that Melody from 'Biglittlesister' was coming to the UK I just had to see if we could meet up. I have been visiting Melody through her blog for some time now and I have always loved seeing her part of the world through her blog. We had arranged to meet up in Trafalgar Square one day when I was up in London and I must admit I approached Nelson's Column with a little trepidation. I mean, knowing someone through their blog is one thing but actually seeing someone face-to-face is another matter altogether. I needn't have been concerned. We saw each other at the same time and there were big waves and smiles all round. We immediately decided that a pub was the best place for a chat and without further ado we were off.

Have you ever met someone before and just got along as if you've known each other for years? Well, that is exactly what we did. We sat and chatted, laughed and exchanged stories over a couple of beers and the time flew by. All in all it was a most pleasant way to pass a lunchtime. In the end the real world beckoned and I had to go back to work. We met as two Bloggers from different sides of the planet but left as friends. I hope we get to meet up again one day :)


Nikki-ann said...

Sounds wonderful :) I've had that happen one or two times and it's great to get along with somebody like you've met a hundred times before!

R. Sherman said...

I'm glad that all went well. I was reminded of my blog-meet with John B. in Wichita, Kansas. Ultimately, I wound up wishing we'd had more time.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I've had that happen, too. Isn't it a great feeling?

Mar said...

Isn't it fantastic?? I have had that experience twice and I am hoping there will be more!

Anonymous said...

A great story. I happen to read both of your blogs so basically I got to read about the meeting of two of my friends :)

I did indeed get a similar opportunity once. A blogger who goes by Biff Spiffy was in town on business. I was able to meet up with him one evening for a couple of drinks after work. It was all very comfortable and I found that the fact that I "knew" him from his blog made the conversation flow fairly easily.

Thanks for sharing your story BK.

kenju said...

I have indeed had that happen! Both with bloggers and others too. And Sarch, I've met Biff Spiffy also, and he is a great guy! Bob-kat, I'm glad you had that experience!

Sleepypete said...

Four Seasons In One Day is one of my most listened to tracks according to iTunes ... And I'm half surprised there aren't more from Recurring Dream on there ... (it's set to show 30 and Alisha's Attic and All About Eve are earlier in the alphabet)

Melody said...

And how wonderful it was to meet you! I reckon given half the chance we could have stayed there all day hey?

Hopefully our paths cross again in the future! After all, we're old buddies now!!

rashbre said...

I've done that as well. Its a strange feeling before the meeting but amazing how well the conversation can flow!

Indeed, one of the people I met like this (abroad) is someone in the comments stream here! ;-)

Shephard said...

Yes. That happened to me. :)
My friend Wendy. Met as bloggers, left as good friends.

And I love Crowded House.

Smiler said...

It's been a while, but I'm all caught up with your blog now! :-)

I like the way you describe meeting with your blog friend and know just what you mean - I too would be really nervous about it at first and yes, it's wonderful when you meet someone and hit it off immediately. Well at least you got to have a little bit of fun because it's sounds like they're driving you bonkers at work.

Hang in there!

David said...

glad you had a nice time, that is what is most important to me, the people part of who we meet and what we share.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How GREAT Bob-Kat! I visit Melody too, and I wondered if she was going to meet any of the UK Bloggers on her trip! I know that my experience has been very similar. The four bloggers I have met "in person" were like old friends immediately, because in a way we are all like old friends visiting each other as we do at least a couple of times a week---If not more! I hope "pictures" were taken, my dear....!
What great fun to meet someone from such a long way away....That's how I felt about meeting Wendy from New Zealand...!

Carmi said...

The magic of blogging knows no bounds. I fervently hope that I get to meet some of my favorite bloggers at some point in my life. I think we all gravitate toward each other online because we'd likely be wonderful friends in real life, too.

Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story. There's hope for me yet :)

Ingrid said...

I found you through Melody´s blog, who has been so lovely since I staretd blogging as well. Nice that you met up.I live in Austria and I think I was introduced to Melody just a few months too late.......... She sounds lovely. I love your photos as well.