She was sweet and kind. We drank tea in a cafe just outside covent garden market.
I met her sister who was equally as lovely and the three of us just couldn't stop talking.
I felt like I had known her for years. There really wasn't an awkward moment.
Sinead is a long time blog friend. We struck up conversation I think about a year ago after she left me several comments on posts.
We found that we were pretty much the same age, she was in the teaching profession, she scrapbooked and was playing around with a new SLR.
Soon the emails were flying as we shared our daily lives, me at uni and her with her sweet little class in Ireland.
We joked many a time about how fun it would be to have a proper cup of tea together one day.
This summer Sinead announced that she was travelling over to London for a long weekend.
Our chance to meet had finally come. I was so excited and nervous on that train ride into the capital.
Everything and anything was flying through my head from "what if we really don't get on" to "what if we can't find each other, I mean London is a big place!"
I had no need to worry at all. We chattered away like old friends with so much in common.
All too soon I had to catch my train home and we left with promises to see each other soon and big hugs.
I know the internet can sometimes be a scary and dangerous place but often it is magical and exciting and brings us together in ways that just wouldn't have happened twenty years ago.
I was blessed to have found so many readers and now friends through the internet.
Here's to more blog friend meet ups and thank you Sinead for such a wonderful day.