Saturday, April 23, 2011

G'day. You'd be Mark from Grafton

I met up with Clarence Valley blogger, Mark Bellamy, one day last week. We weren't sure how this was going to work, seeing that Mark is a History teacher escorting a group of 31 students around the battlefields of the Western Front for ANZAC Day.

However, he twigged me that that morning they were scheduled to be at Les Invalides from 10am. Just two streets over. Here's a go. Piece of cake, thinks I. But there were sooo many busloads of 'touristas'. I meandered discretely listening for accents. Bingo.

Then I saw the rugby jumper with 'Grafton High" and thought I might be close. I followed them into one of the side exhibitions. Was a good meeting, but short. Blogger is a fascinating past-time for the connections it affords.

So, will have to organise another Blogger-Meetup for later in the year.


Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow I didn't realise the meet up required detective work.

Ann said...

Ah yes, wandering up to a complete stranger, taking a deep breath and asking "Are you ......". Been there done that. Terribly embarrasing but marvellous when you get it right. No idea you had such a small window of opportunity. Well done.

Julie said...

Was easy really. Mark turned around, grinned, and burst out 'Julie'!!

Kay L. Davies said...

We didn't get a picture of the two of us, Julie. I met other bloggers in Europe and got photos, but talking to you seemed to be the important thing at the time.
You look great in this picture with Mark.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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