I recognised him immediately, but I think he struggled to recognise me, because photos tend to make me look like a short fat bloke, when in fact I am actually tall and slim.
Also I had neglected to inform him that I usually like to dress in women's clothing! On this occasion I was in my favourite summer frock! He didn't seem too phased by this, in fact he told me he loves floral prints.
We were instantly at ease in each others company. It felt to me that we had been friends for ages instead of having just met for the first time. Which just goes to show the power of this blogging business.
There were no awkward silences, as there sometimes is when meeting someone for the first time. In fact he couldn't keep his mouth closed. If he wasn't talking ten to the dozen, he was swilling lager. Oh that reminds me, I must phone the council to arrange to have his empty cans and bottles removed!
|Tricia liked Paul, especially when she realised he had a rucksack full of lager!|
No seriously, proper seriously Paul. You are a great guy, and it was a real privilege for you to finally meet me!
|Tricia, Paul and Sadie the German Shepherd enjoy the sunshine.|
At the station I almost gave you a man hug. The only thing that stopped me was that I didn't want to crease my new frock!
|Paul on guitar and lager beer!|