The best bits of blogging don’t happen sitting behind a screen. They tend to happen away from the virtual suburbs and out in the real world. Encounters with real people, with real lives, real stories, in real life situations.
I’m aware of at least four or five bloggers living in and around Belmont in East Belfast, within a couple of streets of me, and there could be more. Seem’s like East Belfast is pretty dense! And there are others living not too much further away.
Maybe it’s time to get the community together! After all, if we invite the neighbours around over Christmas to sit and have a cup of coffee together, why not the blogosphere?
So in the spirit of getting out from behind our screens and having lunch together, I’m proposing we meet-up between Christmas and the New Year. An experiment in East Belfast community over lunch, somewhere down the Belmont Road, on Monday 29 or Tuesday 30 December at around noon. Partners, bumps and children welcome. Don’t be shy!
Email me alaninbelfast AT gmail DOT com if you’re interested - mention which of the two days would suit - and we’ll arrange it offline. Probably best to set a maximum number (8-10) to keep it manageable. I know a couple of you have already put up your hands!