What's in a name?
This one takes us right the way back to the very early days of our relationship!
Let us set the scene. It's 2009, Facebook is a relatively new concept and definitely more of a popularity contest than a 'lets maybe be a bit more selective with who we share the ins and outs of our lives with' sort of situation. A time where you sent a friend request to your friends neighbour's dog if they had Facebook and you'd met for more than 30 seconds in person.
We actually went to school together (Dan was the year above Sam) and although there had never been an exchange of words in person, we had some mutual contacts and so that definitely qualified us enough to be Facebook friends.
It all started very innocently with a 'Hi, how are you?' message from Dan and then we blinked and its 14 years later, we're married with a child and run a business together. Mark Zuckerberg has an awful lot to answer for.
Anyway - as part of the initial messaging we went through all the usual 'what's your favourite...?' questions and probably one of the first things we bonded over was our mutual love of the film Transformers (Don't judge, the original was awesome).
When Dan said he was brewing a new beer with the hop Nectaron I said it sounded like the name of a transformer. This made us laugh as we reminisced about the very first time we found some Common Ground.