Friday, 5 March 2010

The Real World Rocks

The real world is a magical place especially when it collides with the virtual world.

Stoneweaver flew to Australia from New Zealand last week (although she was sitting in an aeroplane as she hasn't grown wings yet) and we hung out for 5 days. What a delightful lady to explore Sydney with. To laugh with. To share stories with. To eat with. To drink with.

We would never had met if we hadn't blogged. So three cheers for the blogosphere.

Stoneweaver is returning the favour and I will be flying to New Zealand on March 20th for a week. As well as exploring her lovely country we will be swimming with dolphins at Kaikoura. All my life I have been wanted to swim with dolphins, it is a dream come true. I am sure these dolphins will touch me in a special way that my heart will leap and their beauty and grace will bring me to tears.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~~ Albert Einstein

Stoneweaver & I took a ferry ride to Watsons Bay where we enjoyed the most delicious lunch at Doyles. - Feb 2010


Lilly said...

Woohoo, the best of both worlds. Love it!

Bagman and Butler said...

Wonderful trip.

McMGrad89 said...

How fun. I can't wait until you get here. 4m1w1d.

We don't have dolphins, but I can get you next to some Texas Longhorns.

Life Potentials Network said...

Peggy, what FUN! I love her blog so I bet you two had a blast! No wonder the photo on my blog had significance for you!

I'm taking a break for have inspired me....

Hope WE meet up one day! Meanwhile have a great trip to see Stoneweaver!


Christine said...

Have a great time in New Zealand, so glad you didn't quit blogging. Sometimes a break is all that's required.

HappyOrganist said...

The real world is fun.
Hey, I have a bubbles picture like that (re: Fav. Pics).

Glad you're having fun. =)

Silver said...

"..We would never had met if we hadn't blogged. So three cheers for the blogosphere. "

Three Cheers from here!!

Great Big Hugs,

Silver said...

We will.. i just know it. ;)

Patricia Singleton said...

Blogging and the computer sure does make the world seem smaller. I have so many blogging friends that I have never met and still I love them dearly. Australia is one of those places that I feel deep ties to even though I have never been there in this lifetime.

Mike Smith said...

Sounds like you had a great time Peggy! Have a good weekend.

Aurora said...

Have an incredible time, Peggy. Explore and take pictures and delight in all the new things to see!
Blog friends that really become people we meet are a treat:)

Stoneweaver said...

We had a blast didn't we? And the best seats in the restaurant at Doyles!! I'm glad you're still blogging and as for having plenty to say - well I vouch for that one!!! ;o)

BTW - did you ever find out why 'The rocks' is so named?

Hugs from your virtual and real friend SW x

Cozyflier said...

Aren't you a lucky lady? You will absolutely love the dolphins! I've done it 2X and would do it 1000X more! The dolphins are wonderous, glorious, and brilliant. Get a disposable underwater camera, it is well worth it, or buy the Olympus Stylus water camera, I love it!

Ces said...

That is wonderful!!! I am so happy to hear of online friendship blossoming and extending into the tactile world. Nothing like finding a true gem.

However there are duds out there. I know, I met one - creative stalker she is. That's my only disappointment in my five years of blogging.

Yes, Renee is a wonderful soul. I think we all learned to love her because of her greatest asset - honesty.

I blog with many Australians. Last week my husband and I were discussing Australia. We decided to enumerate at least 10 cities from memory. Well it took us a while but we got 10 cities. Whew! That was a challenge.

Nice meeting you. I already know you are wonderful. I see some elephants below.

Roban said...

How absolutely fun to have a visitor from space (The blog is space kind of, isn't it?)! I can't wait to see you in real life, either. I'm hoping, hoping it all comes together this summer!

And I love the picture of Joseph in the bubble bath.... What a face of joy he has!

Ces said...

Peggy your music rocks. We listen to that album when we go for long drives. I first heard Men at Work when I arrived in the US in 1982. I think it was '82.

I am going to work too! First I have to take a nap. Ugh! It is going to be painful screwing up my circadian rhythm.

John Atkinson said...

I hope the trip on the 20th is magical, spiritual swimming with dolphins in water that welcomes your soul. The first of April I'm taking Renee across America retracing my footsteps of 50 years ago. Blessings,

Hybrid J said...

What a wonderful experience. So happy for you. Let's hope one day we could meet. Have good NZ trip on the 20th. Hugs!

Evil Shannanigans said...

Glad you guys had a fun trip...and extra fun that you guys met online first

One thing about swimming with the dolphins. I have done it once but after watching "The Cove" I could never do it again, unless it was in the wild. That was one of the most tragic things I have ever watched

Ribbon said...

Nice too read of your blogging friendship.

Enjoy your time in NZ.
It's a beautiful country and I'm sure you'll come away wanting to visit again.