No I don’t mean *those* kind of benefits.
These four women – Tara, Laura, Erica and Becky – are known to lots of you as bloggers; but they’ve become four of my favourite people over the past couple of years.
It seems bizarre that I didn’t even know them really until we went on a blogging trip to Seaworld, Florida together. We bonded over G&Ts on the eight hour flight to Orlando and we’ve been cackling, supporting (and in some instances, over sharing *cough*) ever since. We’ve spent weekends together and sent countless emails in between, sometimes with threads that go on so long it’s hard to work out where they start. (Much to my family’s bemusement, I often sit there howling as yet another hilarious message arrives in my inbox.)
I took this photo this weekend on our trip to Laura’s in West Yorkshire (more on that story later). Suffice to say there were mojitos, tapas and constant cackling.
*This is my entry to this week’s Gallery – the theme is ‘Friends’
[…] some incredible directions. I have met some amazing people, some of whom I now consider to be very close friends; I’ve enjoyed incredible experiences as a direct result of blogging, from cruising round the […]
[…] I’ve said before, I feel very lucky to have made so many friends through blogging, and what I’ve discovered is that the friends you make online can gradually become real life […]
[…] I’ve said before, my online friends are extremely important to me – but however much you ‘talk’ by email nothing is quite as good as having a proper chat and a […]
Glad I met you all that weekend. What a wonderful world blogging can be
Lovely photo – and lovely story x
Nice photo and great story. This group has become mythical in blogging circles. Could the sitcom far behind?
And that’s about the tidiest we looked all weekend isn’t it . . .? And why is Erica the only one not wearing a scarf . ..
Great photo! Thats so fab youve all become friends in ‘real’ life as well as blogesphere.
sometimes you find the loveliest friends in the most unexpected places. lovely post … i imagine they’re all thrilled to be considered such good friends x
I love the friends that I have made since blogging, when I started I never imagined it would be anything other than writing some stuff down but it’s so much more and the friends I have made are often what keeps me blogging!
Friendship is a wonderful thing and female friendship even better.
Lovely pic and lovely story.
I can see it being made into a comedy drama. I am thinking Julie Walters and Co …
Over sharing? Never ….
Sounds like a fab shared holiday. I’ve been surprised about how you make friends when you get into blogging.
I would so love to meet the mummy bloggers I have connected with. I was niave and never realised the blogging community was so big, and close. x
What a fab weekend. When I started blogging I never thought one of the biggest perks would be new friends (now good, old friends) x
That’s great. I thought I was going to read a Blogging romance when I saw your title, but this is way better!
The blogging community is such an amazing one that brings so many amazing firendships. Great post.