I have met some amazing and wonderful people through the Internet, first when I became a member of the Chocolate Crow Trader collective, through my website and through blogging. One in particular is probably one of my best friends. We chat for hours on the phone, send Birthday and Christmas gifts and know we will always be there for each other. Our friendship started over 5 years ago and we still haven't met! There are others who are almost as close living in different parts of Australia and one or two overseas that I would never have known existed if the Internet hadn't become a part of my life.
Jody of Re-Inventing fashion did a Christmas Op Shop Swap last year which was something different and lots of fun. Through it I have made another very good friend who I will probably never meet because we live a long way from each other and is young enough to be my daughter but shared interests has proven to us that distance and age really isn't a barrier to a good friendship.
Jody has just launched her Winter Op Shop Swap which you can find here. If you have never done a Swap before why don't you join up with this one, It is fun and you might be lucky like me and make a new friend!