Saturday, 14 June 2008

The Agatha Raisin Appreciation Society

Have you ever noticed what a teeny, tiny, little world we live in? I have, and especially in the last week. On Tuesday hubby & I met a fellow blogger for coffee in Kennebunk, Maine. Pie, as this fellow blogger is known, first left a comment on my blog when we were in Central America (Nicaragua, I think) and I was so totally chuffed that someone in the big wide world other than friends and family who may have felt obliged to, was reading my ramblings. She had stumbled across me through our mutual adoration of Agatha Raisin, the main character in such delightful books as Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. Blogspot allows its bloggers to set up profiles which can be searched by fellow bloggers to see if we have anything in common - Pie & I are two of approximately four people in the blogging world who admit to loving Agatha.

Anyway, I'm rambling here, so to get back to the story - Pie lives in Maine which is where we were, so we arranged to meet for coffee. Hubby & I had such a lovely time meeting her - she was pretty much the first person on our travels who we have sat down with and chatted to for that length of time. We must have half bored her to death as our mouths went 20 to the dozen trying to get out nearly 6 months worth of talking. And, of course, we had to talk properly rather than in that weird code language that seems to have evolved between us while we've been travelling.

And then, to cap it all, Pie clearly thought we weren't too odd as she invited us to her house the following evening to meet her hubby and kids, and to practice our social interaction a little more! We had a great evening chit-chatting away, and it was fun to meet her children, especially Henry who greeted us with a fishing net over his head.

Anyway, isn't it a small world? Who would have thought when I started this blog back in cold and damp England in November, that seven months later we'd be sitting in a kitchen in Maine chatting over beer and wine with the natives! For this reason alone, I am really pleased that I started this blog, cos without it I wouldn't have met the lovely Pie and her family.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Hi, I'm an Agatha fan too! :) Nice blog!