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 . 

Web 1.0 - ahhh, the good ol' days

Yvo Schapp's page, R.I.P. - A tribute to web 1.0 is a cracking look back at the early days of the web - who remembers these:

I had a GeoCities page, in fact ... [checks to see if it's still alive] ... YES, it's still there*!
This, he says proudly and with chest puffed out was my** first 'blog' and attempt at a 'community' - enjoy the fun that is The Forum

There's a lot no longer valid (bio, about etc - all now over here) but it seems the "Weird But True" collection is all there. Excellent, some very funny stuff in amongst it all - I love:
... but trawl the lot, some big smiles in there

I think I might copy it all (Forum and Weird But True) across to this blog ... just for prosperity and all that.

* And why is it all "mikey_boyle" but that's not my name - this is why
** Wasn't just my first attempt of online publishing that lead to finer stuff