9th June 2016
Something pretty special happened on Tuesday.
I met Georgie. Like, in person. In real life.
And it was awesome!
I’m not sure how long I’ve been reading and commenting on Georgie’s blog but it has got to be at least 5 years. I feel like we’ve stuck together as blogging has evolved over the years and as many of the bloggers we’ve loved have disappeared from the internet.
Georgie has been a pretty big inspiration for me over the years. Not only have I always loved her writing style, I also admire her web development skills and seeing her build WordPress themes over the years definitely influenced me to improve my coding skills. And now I’m a developer too!
So when Georgie told me she was coming to the UK with her boyfriend Nick, and was paying a visit to Liverpool I knew we had to meet up.
Meeting someone you’ve spoken to online for many years is quite nerve-racking. My initial thoughts are always “What if in person I’m not anything like the person I am on my blog?”. But I think it all went really well and I thoroughly enjoyed our meet up.
We met up outside the Apple shop where Georgie was getting her phone sorted. We hugged and spoke about how weird it was to finally meet. Once Tyrone turned up we took Georgie and Nick to a very British place for drinks; Wetherspoons!
For dinner we went to Free State Kitchen. I’d been there with work a few weeks ago and I thought it would be nice to sit out in their garden if the weather was nice. Unfortunately it was a little overcast so we sat inside, but the food was excellent and the company was even better.
We talked about the differences between England and Australia, and all the stereotypes, like us Brits drinking tea and eating fish and chips, and the Aussies having lots of barbecues and drinking Fosters.
I can honestly say we learned a lot!
My favourite part of the night was taking Georgie and Nick to Tesco (a British supermarket) and seeing their reactions to the food and the prices. I think I’ll be sending care packages of Wine Gums to Australia in the future!
I’d like to say a huge thank you to Georgie and Nick for stopping off in Liverpool on your trip to Europe. I guess it’s a little out of the way and not as well known as places like London and Paris but it meant so much to me that you gave us the opportunity to meet. You’re both very lovely people!
Next time we meet it will be in Australia, yeah?!
Have you ever met any of your blog friends in real life?