Do you love social media? I do. But I don’t need it, and I’m more than happy to put my phone down when I have real life company. And sometimes I do, like this weekend’s visit from my brother and sister in law who live overseas.
(And thank you to the friends who contacted me to check I was okay when I vanished from Facebook: that’s what online support and friendship is all about).
Don’t get me wrong, I love chatting with my friends, the access to information and support, the connections I’ve made and the opportunity to learn new skills and to use my brain.
But this weekend was all about the conversations over coffee, and spending lots of time out and about making memories with my three young adults.
So on Friday we went to Bloom, Ireland’s giant Flower and Food Festival. We visited the Irish Wheelchair Showgarden and my disabled daughter B got VIP access to the exhibit itself.
This year we didn’t even have time to see everything, and only managed to test about half the free food samples on offer.
But apart from one shower, the weather stayed fine and it was a lovely afternoon.
On Saturday we had a big fry up cooked by my brother before eldest headed off to work, then he and my SIL took youngest out to lunch and then we went into town for a potter around before a roast dinner cooked cooked by yours truly. A lot of food got eaten, so maybe it’s just as well that I will get the opportunity to run it all off during today’s 10K Dublin women’s mini marathon, now that they’ve headed for home.
Hope you had a good week too xx