A real Devonshire Beauty

We three - The meet.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
June 20, 2008 4:35pm CST
Yesterday my wife and I met a real myLot beauty. One of the strange things about myLot is the intensity of some of the on-line friendships that we make. Not with everybody of course, but for many of us there are a half dozen or so people who come to mean more than just a couple of sentences. They light up our day and we look out for them each time that we come on. I met one of these people yesterday. My wife and I often pop down to Devon (about 85 miles from home) for a night or two and we thought that this time it might be fun to combine the trip with meeting up with a myLot frind of mine. In fact, we decided that this would be the sole reason of our visit. My friend and I e-mailed each other to check that we were both happy with the proposal and agreed the date. My friend rang me last weekend to ensure that everything was still fine and to agree a venue for the meeting. So yesterday lunchtime found my wife and I standing outside a very posh farm shop complex pretending to look at AGA stoves (told you it was posh) but in reality looking out for my friend. Suddenly, in a swish of smiles and cheerfulness there she was. We embraced and looked each other up and down. She was just what I expected. Pure sunshine radiating from her beaming face and a very happy countenance. We agreed to adjourn to a local pub where for the next nearly four hours we laughed, chatted and had a thoroughly pleasant time. Just like old friends. We even took some photos. I've posted one below. Whether I was what she expected I don't know. She did say that I wasn't as "big" as she thought I was. (I'm in love for those words alone. LOL.) I do tend to think that I look like Father Christmas without the beard. So who was the vision of loveliness - and she really is. Why it's Ellie333 of course. She's on the right of the picture and my lovely wife to the left wearing spectacles. Don't know who the ugly one in the midle is. Just some man they met. If you had the chance to meet a myLot friend how far would you be prepared to travel to see them?
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Jun 08
Wow P1kefish, I am overwhelmed. I don't know whether it is correct (can't spell ettiquete LOL) or not for me to respond to this discussion as it is about me, but it isn't really, it is about us so I suppose that is okay. What a lovely way you have of describing the visit. I posted a discussion earlier but was having trouble posting, first one got lost in cyber space then photo didn't upload LOL. I had a wonderful day and it was an absolute pleasure meeting you both. In answer to your question though now having met you the minimum distance I would travel now would be 85 miles LOL and I have never given much thought to the how far. I think if I was visiting any of the areas some of my good friends on here were I would make an effort to visit if that is what they wanted too. Some I know do like to remain just virtual friends. My own friends away from myLot live in all different parts of the country and I make the effort to see them so really now having met you and been given confirmation that we are who we expect us to be upon meeting I'd like to meet more in the futrue if that makes sense. LOL Now I am waffling, you see your lovely wife was right I do chat a lot eh! LOL. Oh thank you so much once again for penning our meeting in such a fabulous way. Oh and just for the record the one in the middle is not ugly, he is a great genuine guy, with a wicked sense of homour called P1kef1sh. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Jun 08
I thought that we had a wonderful time and I enjoyed myself immensely. Who cares abut etiquette. I was really pleased to see you and have been on a high ever since. Talk soon. Oh, you don't chat a lot, you are chatty. That's different! So there!!
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Jun 08
I nearly spelt etiquette right just got my t's in the wrong place but yeah like you say who cares about it eh! Ellie :D
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@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jun 08
Ellie..its so good to see your smiling face after all this time..now are you saving me some devon cream or what?..LOL
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@myklj999 (32964)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Jun 08
That's cool that you guys got to meet. I'm not sure how far I'd travel, what with the price of fuel what it is right now, and hitchhiking just isn't as pleasant as it used to be, but I live about a two-hour drive from Nova, and I do intend to get over that way and meet her sooner or later. If I had a car that worked, it would be sooner.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Jun 08
Your HAVE to see Nova if you can. I know that she would be tickled pink if you did. Is there a bus or train. Two hours isn't that long.
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• United States
20 Jun 08
And just what would he be tickling pink Pikey if he goes to see our Nova Darlin??? HMMM? :))))
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Jun 08
Why. Pink champagne surely Angel! Whatever else? LOL.
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@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jun 08
P1ke..I'm so jealous you got to all meet and if you look in your pic you will see a small kitty hugging the bush wanting to be seen..and i was so hoping you would notice me, but maybe if my flying magic carpet comes back from Goodie then we will..ladida meowwww
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Jun 08
I thought that it was just the pub cat. Not a Kitty Kat. That's why I was given two jugs of milk with my coffee! One was for you. Get that carpet going. We want, no, need to see you. Come on your way to Goodie's. That way we can snuggle on the long, cold journey!
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@Rosekitty (19396)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Jun 08
So you mean i don't need my jammies? Haha i told Goodie she needed hers so haha she will have to wait her turn on the snuggles..she's going to be so mad at me..hee hee
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@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
21 Jun 08
wow, what a nice touching story :) i ahve never met an online buddy before but i am looking forward to meeting one in the future :)
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I do hope that you do meet someone. It was a very enjoyable experience.
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• United States
21 Jun 08
Well i dont really know to many people on here. i dont really talk to anyone. just really only in the discussions.BUT if there was someone i had gotten close to.depending on how close. i would go no farther then the state NORMALLY. As for right now i wouldnt go anywere because i dont drive:P
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I don't think that there is any expectation that any of us will meet. But there are some people here that I have become friendly with on line and it seems a natural progression to meet them in the flesh if possible. You live in a big state. My whole country fits into somewhere like Texas!
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@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
21 Jun 08
wellp1ke good on you for going and meeting ellie333.i think i would travel anywhere to meet up with some of my friends,so long as i had the funds to do so.it would be fun.let me know when you come to visit goodie and i will met up with you all.cheers sue
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
There's no way that I could come to Australia and not meet up with you Sue. Just got to find the dosh now. That said, a friend of my daughter's has just been there for a month so if she can do it - so can I!! You have been warned! LOL.
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• United States
20 Jun 08
Why Pikey I am planning in at least with in the next 2 years to travel to the underside of the world! I want to visit our Goodie and see the zoo! I am so glad you had such a wonderful time. I will have to check out the photo after I post this because like always I am answering in email.... By the way I agree with your lovely friend you are not near as big as that hysterical bra made you look! :))) In fact you are quite the looker! off to have a look at that photo now.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Jun 08
You flatterer Angel. I want to come to see Goodie too. Well I'll give you a couple of days together first and then it'll be time to throw another shrimp on the Barbie as they say down under. LOL.
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@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
21 Jun 08
There are so many that I would love to go meet. Of course, topping my list, My Fish, Cyn, Bella, Tee, Natrak, Angel, Sparks, Nova, Goodie. I could go on and on. It's times like this I was wealthy and I could just travel the globe and see all the wonderful places that everyone lives, hang out and have a load of fun. It would be awesome.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
If I was wealthy Skinny I'd rent us a caribbean island and fill it full of us for a week. By the end it'd be love or loathing. LOL.!! But if you come to the UK you must meet up with me. That's an order!
• United States
22 Jun 08
If I ever have the pleasure of checking out the UK, you would be my first stop hun! There is no question on that. Maybe we could raid Mrs. P1keys face cream stash! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45638)
22 Jun 08
I've bought her some "Baby Bottom Butter" I got Ellie some too. I'm using it on my arms and they smell deliciously vanilla and very smooth. Hope that it works on faces. If we are all red and chapped like a baby's bottom you'll know that it doesn't!!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Wow! that is great! I think it would be amazing to meet up with a few people I have met at mylot and have made my life seem a little brighter because of it. If I didn't have to worry about the cost of money I would surely love to meet winterose and a few others. I am sure I would be a total disappointment to them because I wouldn't be what they expected. Maybe you weren't as big because the camera adds a few extra pounds but compliments are always welcome no matter how we get them. In my case though they would say I look bigger then expected. But I am also shy when it comes to being face to face with people unlike with the internet, So they would have to break the ice or we'd be sitting twiddling our thumbs waiting for the other to talk. I bet you are a great person to meet in person because online you seem like a pretty nice fella. So cheers! to meeting new and interesting people online..
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I would love to meet you and hear all about your life and your brother in law's chickens etc. LOL. I bet that you aren't half as quiet as you think that you are really. I don't know whether I really am such a great person to meet in the flesh, but I am flattered that you think so. In the meantime though, I loved meeting Ellie and I love "chatting" to my on line friends too. Maybe you could try calling Winterose and the others. If you don't get free long distance calls, try something like Skype. I chat to a few people that I have met on here. It really is a most liberating experience.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Sadly no I do not have long distance, but I had forgot about skype. I don't have a microphone but I downloaded Netmeeting yesterday with my new webcam but no microphone. I like using Yahoo and talking that way and others can even call each other or go into a conference room and talk that way. I know we can be or act like anyone we want to on here and unless we are met no one would really know the difference but I feel that you shoot straight from the hip and are exactly like you say you are no pretending to be something you are not. Well, maybe one of these days I will be able to take a trip and meet some of the people I have met through Mylot it would be a great experience for me.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I've just seen your photo under Ellie's comment. You are such an attractive and beautiful woman. You look very soulful. I am so pleased that I have seen you now. Thank you for sharing that photo.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
21 Jun 08
Hi there, ellie is a sweet heart. She has a golden heart and I am very happy that you three met. Kudos to your wife as well for being so sporting and accepting your online friendship. I saw the pic in Ellie's discussion. You three look amazing! What a chemistry! Wish you more such love time and a beautiful friendship ahead.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
Ellie is a very lovely person and I feel privileged to have met her Mimpi. My wife is very accommodating about my myLot addiction. She thinks that it does me good! It does you know. She loved Ellie too.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
23 Jun 08
You are one lucky man! And I am sure your wife is too!!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
23 Jun 08
That is so cool that you got to meet! Ellie333 is a friend of mine and said she had such a wonderful time.......I hope to meet a few mylotters someday too! Good for you for finding a lifetime friend from mylot!
@p1kef1sh (45638)
23 Jun 08
We had a wonderful afternoon together. Ellie really is a lovely woman Jill. I hope that you get to meet up with a friend or two yourself.
@dorypanda (1597)
23 Jun 08
If time and money were no object I'd go as far as Australia to meet online friends, I've got online friends from loads of places, Australia's the furthest away though. I have an online friend who lives in Mauritius and I think that's the first place I'd go as it would also be a holiday for us. I think I'd like to meet all my online friends actually, they're all lovely online, so I assume they'd be just as lovely in the flesh.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
23 Jun 08
I hope that you do get the chance to meet some of your friends Dory. If my experience is anything to go by, they are even lovelier in the flesh.
@Abby123 (261)
22 Jun 08
WOWEE,you went and met someone from here?thats brilliant,but what did Mrs fishy think to it all,was she really happy to go ,or did you have to twist her arm a little.Im not sure what id think if my partner wanted to meet up from the net,a bit puzzled mebbe,but as long as you all got on and had a good time thats great,and gud luck to you.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
22 Jun 08
I am very fortunate in Mrs P1ke. She approves of my activities here and was very pleased to come along. Made me look less of a pervert than I am!! No arm twisting at all. We had a lovely time too. But I do know that partners can be difficult at times though. But not mine, at least not over this.
• United States
22 Jun 08
That's awesome. I'm really liking these stories I'm hearing about meeting Mylot people away from the computer. I'm really glad you had a positive experience. I don't think I know many people online in my area. Of course I wouldn't mind traveling a little bit to get a chance to hang out with a person I've been talking to. I think that's awesome.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
22 Jun 08
I am sure that there are myLotters in your area, or not too far away. We had a wonderful visit. It was great putting a face to a name at long last. Thank you.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That sounds like such great fun, glad it worked out well for you. I am not sure that I would travel that far to meet someone, but it does sound like so much fun, I might be persuaded to change my mind.. Have a great day p1ke..
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
85 miles isn't that far and we go down that way anyway from time to time. However, for me it was just so exciting to meet Ellie. She's so lovely. We did have fun too. But we need longer!!
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
21 Jun 08
AWWW I LOVE THAT PIC!!! how far would I be willing to travel to meet a Mylotter? Wow, I dunno..I dont think I woudl travel a far distance EXCLUSIVELY to meet a mylotter but if I was goign to be in the area of where one of my mylot friends lived etc I'd definately want to hook up and go for lunch, dinner, coffee or cocktails etc if they wanted to...
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
That's my take on it too. That said, we go down to Devon a fair bit anyway, it seemed like a good opportunity to meet my geographically closest friend. I can't tell you how pleased I am that we did. She is so lovely. Now, next time I'm in New York?........
• United States
21 Jun 08
I'm still crossing my fingers that your daughter will choose to attend a university on the east coast. Then I would travel as far south as I needed to to meet you and your wonderful family. I think my limit is 3 hours on a plane otherwise and they have to be in an area where I will have something else to do. Some dizz blond down in Fl might one day find me on her door step if I ever do take that vacation there I have been planning for the past 8 years.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I shall start lobbying for the reintroduction of Concorde!
@pumpkinjam (6859)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 08
That sounds like you had a really lovely time. I'm glad you got to meet someone from here and that it all turned out nice. I have never physically met any new people from myLot but I have met people from other sites. The farthest I travelled was a little over 20 miles to meet someone for the first time, however, there was one person who came to me first but I did visit him subsequently. That would be approximately 87 miles away which means that it was probably further in mileage as I went on public transport! I like to visit new places so really the only barriers for me would be the lack of time and money but, if there were no such barriers, I would travel any distance if I thought that the new person was special enough. I've heard Salisbury is a nice place and definitely know someone there who would be worth the 136 mile journey. :)
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
We had a lovely afternoon Pumpkin. Everything went very well. I know how difficult it can be for you to travel, so that 87 mile trip must have taken a while. If you ever were to come to Salisbury I know that you would receive a very warm welcome.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Jun 08
cool!! i really envy on situations like that...meeting people in real life here and do some bonding..
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
I feel very fortunate to have met Ellie. She's been a friend here since I began and meeting up was a dream come true.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I'm not sure how far I would travel to meet a friend from Mylot. I am scared to travel and I am afraid to meet new people. It never works out when I try to have friends and meet them in person. I am a very friendly person but people just do not take to me very well for some reason. I would rather talk to people online if possible. It works out alot better for me.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
21 Jun 08
We all have our preferences Steph. I think that you are a lovely person. Sometimes though it is easier to say what we really feel when hidden by the anonymity of the web page. Take care.