All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

See me at the mini-Webstock tonight

June 2007 mini-WebstockDon't be scared to come up to me*and say hi this evening at mini-Webstock being held in the Paramount.

Looking forward to Leigh Blackhall's 'Second Life in education' chat but mostly I am there for the low down on Firefox 3 from Robert O'Callahan.

I suspect the usual "Web 2.0/Wellingtonista/blogging" gang to be around as well ... hell, might meet my second blogger of the week, eek. And my current company is well represented with newly arrived in NZ and newly arrived at Fronde Sandi Mamoli part of the 'affirmative' team arguing that indeed That Web 2.0 is all fizz and no substance

* for some reason I've decided to wear a light blue skylight polo short ... not quite sure what 'image' I was attempting - but hey, visit skylight and give them all the support you can because they make a difference to kids and parents all over New Zealand