I have had a page on Facebook,
under my real name not Dosie Rosie, for several years now.
My daughters set it up for me as
It was the easiest way for me to keep in touch with my children
while they were travelling around the world.
I was more likely to get a message on Facebook from Asia
or South America than I was a phone
call and if any of them even used Facebook
I at least knew they were alright.
Now the children have settled down and certainly
over the last 12 months, it has taken on
a very different roll for both my husband and me.
When we moved from London over 20 years ago
we left behind lots of old friends and work colleagues
which, certainly for the first couple of years, I found very hard.
Then I found a group on facebook
which was affiliated to our old work and
have found many old friends that I lost contact with
many many years ago.
What is even stranger is that when you compare notes
you find so many coincidences and places when
we might have been in the same place at the same time.
Holidays taken just down the road from us, attending the same
concert or in one case, also moving to Norfolk and living not far away.
We will be meeting up soon I hope.
So one of those faces I have seen and said to my husband
"they look familiar", might indeed have been someone I went to school with
or worked with many years ago
as it turns out it really is a small world.
seeing some of the old photos that people have put on
the site have caused great hilarity .
The new Toy?
well I got a new camera for Christmas and the photos are
some of the pictures I have taken while trying to
get the hang of it.
Hope to see you on the 25th for my
Grow Your Own Blog post.