It started with a kiss…

…actually it started with a certain Tango (grrr) leaving a comment at Papersurfer nearly one year ago. She thanked me for making her smile which made me smile. I drifted through her blog and flickr pages and smiled some more. A cheeky email later and we started to chat on messenger. A lot. It was the great messengerathon of 2008 that lasted for many hours of every day for many weeks. Finally we decided to make the leap from virtual to reality and meet for a ‘quick drink’ somewhere in the 5098 miles (at a guess) that separated us and plumped for the fair city of Dublin.

At Dublin International Airport our eyes met across a not very crowded arrivals lounge and we held each other for the first time. The quick drink turned into 2 weeks that stretched from Dublin to Faro. Since then we’ve been to Sri Lanka, the United States of America and British Columbia. We’ve even been to Eastbourne in Sussex.

Next week Tango arrives in Portugal again, this time to stay for good. It’s scary and exciting and I can’t wait for the next chapter in the ‘Ongoing chronicles of Penfold and Tango’ to begin…

I didn’t surf today. Better do some housework PDQ…

25 Replies to “It started with a kiss…”

  1. *sigh* *swoon*

    That is so sweet! Pic’s kinda scary, though.

    Cheers to Penfold and Tango snogging and everything else. πŸ˜‰ It’s OK to be scared; it can make everything so much more interesting!

  2. that is the happiest bit of news i have had for months..two people finding each other and being brave enough to grab the chance to be happy…go get it squirrels xxxxxxxxxx πŸ™‚

  3. Hooray!! God- your story is so similar to mine! (Mine with colder climates though… πŸ˜‰ )

    So very happy for you two! Enjoy your new life together! * hugs *

  4. yipee – i’m sooooo happy for you guys! you’ll be happy to know that she is not bringing the papercutter; 2 of 70 pairs of grandmas gloves; 1 pair of her mom’s shoes! they are staying here with me – but they won’t come close to filling the hole tango leaves here.

    1. why does it sound so ridiculous when you say it?

      you will fall in love with that papercutter, just you wait … (of course i think swapping papersurfer for papercutter is the right move) xx

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