As some of you know I am off to Chester to meet a group of girls from Pink Sofa.  I am really really looking forward to it.

I have been to many meets in the past, mainly from the old Utopia boards off AOL and from these meets I have met wonderful women who are now truly friends in the real world as well as on line.

This weekend I will be able to catch up with Sandra and Erica (the Lornes!) in Chester, it has been too long (my fault!) and I’m really looking forward to catching up with them as well as meeting new friends.

Over the years I have laughed, cried, fumed and swore at some of the antics of people online, but more than that I have appreciated the times when things have not always been great for me and people have listened, made me laugh and generally felt much better about myself.

I have attended “virtual” discos.. stripped nekkid and run through chat rooms and generally made a complete arse of myself, but I have loved these moments .. I still say Fihs instead of Fish .. I still say Sheepies and Teefies and I still use the word nekkid!   All of which I have picked up from online carry on’s!

Sure there are one or two people who abuse friendship online (and in real life) but on the whole the gals I’ve met are a great bunch.  For those of you I haven’t met yet .. Im looking forward to it.. some of you make me guffaw out loud (not very lady like I know!) and I really do want to meet you all!

Relationships and friendships do start on line .. time is the great decider of whether they last or not, but one thing I do know, most friendships outlast relationships!

Have a great weekend this weekend gals, I will miss you … in my own strange way (but not as strange as Meg (one of my new online friends) as she likes to poke dead things with a stick) <grin>