In response to reader demand there is now a new photo of me here on 42. As I am looking to the right I have swapped the columns over too.
This comes after a post from Dave Faulkner, who I met in the flesh for the first time at the Christian Resources Exhibition on Wednesday.
In his post Christian Resources Exhibition « Big Circumstance he wrote:
known through blogging for a few years, but never met before. Dave Warnock.
It’s funny how you have an image of a person before you meet them, and
find you’re wrong. In Dave’s case, I did have an image: there’s a photo
of him on his blog. Somehow, though, I’d wrongly projected that into an
idea of him as taller and thinner than he is. (No, Dave, I’m not saying
you’re fat, just that I was wrong.) And somehow from his writing, I
didn’t expect such an extravert!
Not only that but another Methodist blogging "friend" who I have met joined in with a comment. Olive Morgan wrote
found out at the UK Methodist bloggers’ meeting we had in Birmingham. I
do wish he would change the photo! Is it a deliberate ruse to make us
think of you as taller and slimmer, Dave W?
So I have put up a new photo, in this photo I look very short and fat. When you meet me please be sure to comment that I look taller and thinner than in my blog photo!!!
Now what really intrigued me was Dave's comment "And somehow from his writing, I
didn’t expect such an extravert!" Do others feel the same?
One thing I do know is that over the years I have become less shy (yes you can be a shy extrovert – it is not a comfortable place to be) and perhaps more confident of myself. However, I would have expected that to be somewhat consistent between me in the flesh and me on 42.
The photo came from a couple taken at the Institution and Induction service of Charles Jefferson as the new Rector for Thrapston, Denford and Islip, that was on Tuesday so they are very recent. Here is another:
Left to right: Arthur (Baptist), Brian (Catholic), Charles (CoE), Dave (the tall, slim Methodist!)