I've just visited French Knots and caught up with a couple of months of her life (I'd got way behind) (NB I typed 'behind' but only got 'be'. This is NOT GOOD) and when she mentioned her computer meltdown it made me thing just how much the world has changed in the last 20 or 30 years. I appreciate some of you don't go back that far, but bear with me ...
These days we feel isolated if our computer is down and we can't get our daily fix of blogs or emails; 20 years ago it was devastation if we lost our filofax. Our whole life (and more) was in that glorified diary, to the extent that newspaper articles were frequently written on the subject. Before that the only worry was if we didn't get to the phone quickly enough when it rang. There was no 1471 or message service so we'd have to wait until whoever it was telephoned again. And what if they didn't? We'd telephone everyone we thought it might have been (rarely was it any of them), and then spend the rest of the day wondering who or what we had missed. And just how long ago is it (really feeling my age now) when you only had to remember 3 digits if you were phoning someone in a village, and 5 digits for a town phone number. Of course, you had to dial 100 for the operator first if you weren't phoning from the same exchange. I've just googled for when STD codes were introduced and it would appear that I had reached the grand old age of 18 (which didn't make me an adult in those days!). Hmmm! There are still times when I only feel that age, but trust me just a few sneaky years have been added while I wasn't looking. It is indeed a changing world!
I've been a bit busy taking photos for the Shop and as a consequence have been a bit remiss on blog photos. But look at the black cloud hanging over the northern edge of Somerton at the beginning of the week! Thankfully it passed (but not without an good rumbling thunderstorm first).
And this morning there is a distinct air of autumn about the day. There's even a touch of mist. Not good in the middle of August! According to Tiscali we're going to have a lovely sunny day on Monday!
Hope the sun is shining on you this weekend!