You know some of them – you ARE some of them. People like Amy, Sarah or Hayley – we’ve been in each other’s houses, shared our deepest darkest secrets. Sarah invited me to her wedding and we’d only met in person once! It doesn’t matter that we met through a computer – some of my Internet Friends know me better than some of my RL ones. And full disclosure? There are a bunch of people I didn’t meet through the super cool medium of fashion blogging – nope. Much geekier than that. And I’m kind of proud of it.
These girls? I met them on the Bronze Beta message boards. We bonded over a mutual love of Buffy and drinking. Basically, if you like Buffy and drinking, I’ll probably like you. These are my standards. The ladies I was here with, though, were Harry Potter friends. As a bored 18 year old in my first desk job, I quickly discovered there’s a wealth of time to be wasted online and the official Harry Potter board on the WB website was my fave. That was over ten years ago and we still see each other regularly.
But this post isn’t about those internet friends. It’s about this pair. I met James on that HP board too, and we bonded over a mutual love of Simpsons quotes and making fun of stupid people. And when I met his girlfriend Lenny, I kind of fell in love (because she’s one of the BEST ONES). These are the people that travelled all the way from Dundee to Exmouth to hang out with me at uni without us having met in person before. They’re pretty much wonderful, and they got married at the weekend.
James and Lenny’s wedding was just perfect. The ideal combination of happy crying, crazy dancing and red wine. It just made me JOYFUL.
Last time I wore my beautiful Vivienne Westwood shoes, they ripped my poor feet to shreds. It was the first outing for this pair, so I gave Compeed’s anti blister stick a go. IT’S AMAZING. That sounds sponsored – it’s not, apparently Boots own brand is also awesome! It saved my poor feet and meant I could wear my beautiful shoes well into the dancing. I just want to tell the world how life changing this stuff is.
It was a wonderful day and a wonderful night and even the hangover wasn’t so bad. I’m so happy for my friends. Love is bloody fabulous.