Yesterday (Sunday 17th July) was my birthday, something that happens on an annual basis I know! I am a very lucky girl as my daughter, Kezia, son, Aleck and grandson, Finlay, spent most of the weekend with me. Friends popped in and the slice of birthday cake was much bigger than it should have been ;-) I blew out the one candle and we relit it so Finlay could blow it too, to give me extra luck ~ it just keeps on getting better! My front room is full of flowers, cards and balloons.
I thought I’d write about how the amazing world of technology impacted on the day. On my mobile, I had some lovely texts from friends. And I’m lucky enough to have great friends on Twitter and Facebook and that is where the wonder of today’s technology kicks in. I had birthday greetings from all over the world ~ Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States of America, Brazil, Iceland, Germany, France, Holland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Spain, Romania, India, Rajasthan, Bhutan, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England :-)
For any of you sitting there reading this and saying ‘So what?’; to me this is still inspiring and the fact that you can also live chat to any of these wonderful countries is wonder-full! This has only developed in the last few years, something our children and grandchildren will, and do, take as the norm; but something that we older beings had to explore and teach ourselves.
The travel and tourism industry on these social networks is refreshingly open, friendly and sharing. You can easily see the difference between the bigger companies and organisations who are really talking to people and those who are just paying lip service ~ but that’s for another post!
Thank you to all the lovely people who took the time to send birthday wishes, I am very grateful :-)