It’s freezing this afternoon, black clouds threatening rain and the extra jumper I put on is not really making a difference. I have been to see my Mother-in-law, Margaret this afternoon, she is in her early seventies and sadly now widowed. I went with the intention of setting her up on Twitter and Word Press, she loves technology, social media and is also pretty good at writing. My work is with older people and presently we are looking at how we can use social media or how we can encourage older people to use it. So it occurred to me that I should at least have my Mother-in-law up to speed.
It turned out even better, for a while she has thought about getting an iPad and today we went and purchased one, along with a key board attachment – she has arthritis in her fingers and prefers a key board to touch screen. She is now signed up to everything. Hopefully she will publish some of her short stories on her blog page – where she can share them with her friends and anyone else who cares to read them.
This has prompted me to actually use my blog, I used it once a couple of years ago, but since seem to have rarely found the time or confidence but yet again as I am pushing social media at work I really do need to become a lot more familiar with such things myself.
My Husband is away in Spain, apparently in a Tapas bar as I type, he works for F1 so it’s not all fun, he has been working all day. And I am being distracted by two unruly dogs, one mine called Lucy and the other a Jack Russel pup belonging to my daughter called Trigger. Maybe the chill in the house is keeping them from doing what dogs do and sleeping, who knows but they are certainly hyped up.
“we are humans! look we sit in chairs”
We get to puppy sit Trigger most weekends his owner is often out, she is a Drum and Bass DJ so she is working or raving – not exactly what one imagines grand-parenting to be – but perhaps for the best at the moment. Trigger is a bit of a mystery to Lucy, she believes she is human and finds this little dog amusing and irritating unless of course he has a ball or other doggie play thing, then resist as she might, Lucy turns into a dog – its bit like Family Guy when they throw the ball for Brian, she can’t help herself.
Perhaps the depressing weather is a reflection on the Country, yesterday saw UKIP, well do nothing really, but if you listen to the news its sounds as if they have taken over the world. They got a few county councillors elected, it would seem on the back of some promises that are not in the gift of any county council anyway. Knee jerk reactions from everyone, especially all the other party leaders but it all sounds like a storm in tea-cup. Trouble is Nigel Farage on the face of it sounds like a sensible guy, bit “wanna be” country squire perhaps in his tweeds but people seem to relate to him, shame about the policies. He believes it though and I think that is what people see in him, he appears to be genuine. Unlike the vast majority of the “professional” politicians who are rarely able to voice their own opinions instead spout same old same old. I always like the wacky ones even if I detest and disagree with their point of view, I like them for having one.
Off for a hot bath now and to watch some mind numbing rubbish on the telly……………oh actually I have recorded qualifying for the MotoGP