That just about sums me up. I learned when I was 8 that telling fibs gets you nowhere, and no-one likes a liar. I am an Aries, and too honest for my own good - I always assume other people share my code of conduct - although it is obvious to me on meeting some folk what sort of person they are. They don't have to say a word. I just "know". I have to sit on my hands sometimes, as there are some topics I could get on my high horse about and I am a bit opinionated! Just don't ask me about wind farms, or mass immigration or the employment situation in the UK.
On the Internet though, things are more Shadows and Mirrors and people can assume totally different personas and there are some more dubious characters out there!!! I once belonged to a Family History site where one chap started having an argument with another and boy, were they vitriolic! Then someone twigged it was one and the same person and pulled the rug out from under him/them! There's nowt as queer as folk . . .
But then, having said that, I have met people on the intertnet who have become the dearest - and lifelong - friends. You begin chatting and just "know" that you are on the same wavelength. These friends are like sisters to me - the sisters I had but never knew as they didn't survive birth/very early infancy. Some acquaintances fade out of your life - friends are for a reason, a season or life, so says the old saying. But sometimes others come back into your life and the chance to develop the friendship further is given.
There are many blogging-friends I would love to meet, and know we would get on like a house-on-fire. Others are a source of inspiration - especially where crafting is concerned. It gives an opportunity for different areas of your creative personality to shine - my drawing "skills" are having a work-out right nowand I even tried my hand at a small watercolour the other day. It was going well till I found the "white" was more pale pink!
I have to say, with my limited internet access at the moment, I feel quite lost without my friends to chat to when I feel the need. I am nailed to the sofa again today as I slept very badly last night - worrying that the alarm wasn't going to go off (our son had to be in work for 8 a.m.) Now I feel like I ran a marathon instead of sleeping last night!
I shall be glad to be able to use my photos on here again too . . .