Yesterday I got to meet my very first bloggers in the flesh! (they were not naked).
Up till then I could only count as Olga as my first blogger meeting, but she is of cloth and not flesh.I actually got two for the price of one, the lovely 70s Teen and the equally handsome Bill Blunt. I have Olga to thank for this blog meet, as its down to her that we met up.
This was hurriedly decided the night before via email with 70's.Why here? Olga's blog mistress's daughter has expressed an interest in the Beatles so I thought it would be nice to go to their home city. Its also a great place to visit and easy for us all to get to.
How did we recognise each other?
As we have never met before and don't post many photographs of ourselves, how does one spot each other? I had decided against wearing Olga in public and it was too hot to wear my hiking hat (my most recognisable feature,lol). So I suggested a suitable gormless/confused expression whilst looking around anxiously should do the trick. Strangely enough that worked, with the aid of text messages and similar confused expressions.
The Super Lamb Banana
Wondering what on earth Olga is draped over in several of the photos?
Its mini replicas of The Super Lamb Banana, but what the heck is The Super Lamb Banana? Its an ironic statement on the dangers of genetic engineering, remember Dolly the sheep? There are apparently 125 of the mini wee beasts scattered across Liverpool, so we didn't get them all on this trip. A possible future challenge maybe. Each one is decorated in a unique way by artists, community groups etc and this site has a link to the map to find them all. For information about the Super Lamb Banana *Click Here*. It was chocker block at the docks but we only got a few bemused looks whilst stretching Olga across the various statues.
After getting a few shots of the photographic kind, we decided it was time for a coffee and chat. Strangely enough we managed to communicate without the aid of a computer, twas amazing! I jest, it really was a good chat and proves the point that we bloggers are just as sociable in the real world as we are in the cyber world. It is a bit weird knowing so much about each other, even though we have never met or spoke before, but that feeling soon goes. I will definitely be meeting up again and it has made me look forward to my trip to America even more. 70's is my favourite blogger that I have ever met, I mean after Olga of course.
Time to go
After coffee's there was just time to get a few more shots of Olga. She especially liked the Sergeant Pepper style mini Super Lamb Banana. On the way back to the car park, some people were handing out lollipops, so we persuaded/made one of the girls to wear Olga. She was happy/reluctant to do it and looks fairly bemused/scared.
Funny moment of the day
He probably doesn't want me to mention this, but ah well. Billy tripped over a blind man and his dog, its okay no one was hurt! He didn't actually fall on his arse, just a stumble.
It was a very funny end to the meet up though.
May pop back.
This year Liverpool is celebrating being the Capital of Culture for 2008, so I think Olga and I may head back. There is so much more to see and so many statues for us to adorn!
Later on, back at my place,
Cloning is scary business, in fact it has effected Willy in a most disturbing way.
I didn't even see Willy touch one of those super lamb banana things, but when I got home and looked in my bag. This is what I found:
Behold Evil Willy!
Now I have two Willy's and Olga to contend with.
Could this get any stranger?