Thursday, 18 September 2008

Unexpected visit.

You know when things happen and you take a while (or ages) before the fact of the matter sinks in?

Well Saturday evening was one of these occasions!

I heard a car drive over the gravel outside our house and wondered who it was (the bane of our life is people turning on our parking area outside who have no connection with us in the slightest!). The car actually drove up to our front door and I was just about to open the front door with a flourish of the hand or a gentle verbal assault when the person driving got out and walked towards me.

It actually turned out to be mine and Zak's friend Paul, who had emigrated to Australia, and whom we never thought we'd see again unless we went on a holiday!!

WOW is all we could say for ages, we were so knocked back that this man had travelled across the world, for whatever reason, and had travelled to see us!

We were overjoyed (can you tell!?).

We all met in an online game called Eve-Online, which is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) set in space, and one we have been playing for about 4 and a half years there abouts. We were in the same corporation together (group of players) and then we made our own corporation and did things together in there - it was great fun!

Unfortunately Paul had to go after and hour or two, but it was great to see him, we still haven't met his other half Kirstin, but I'm sure we will one day!



Ruth said...

I know what you mean about hearing the gravel and thinking, now who is that?!

But what a nice surprise, fun fun fun!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

:0) Great photo. It was good to see Paul again....what a suprise for everyone.

Berthddu Suit said...

These sorts of suprises are always the best! I'm so glad you've had such a good day.

Stiggy said...

Thanks ladies!

It's a very strange feeling seeing someone you don't think you'll ever see again - sort of like...

"I know you - but my brain can't quite understand why you're here" ...

sort of thing.

(or something like that!)


Don said...

What a happy, young man being with his good old friend again! It isn't often enough that I get to laugh like that!

Nice photo

Carrie said...

lol at people turning in your drive - I live in town so dont have that problem but wonder why people dont like it when I do it hehehe.

Great photo and lovely to see Zak so happy even if the visit was unexpected - makes it all the more special.

Stiggy said...

It was a weird and wonderful evening!


Zuzu's Blog said...

wow.. an excelent surprise indeed!! how fantastic and heart warming... but no wonder it took time to sink in when you were resigned to never seeing eachother again!