Tuesday, September 3, 2013

almighty power

The almighty power I'm referring to is the internet. It's kind of mind blowing to think about the power it has in modern life, both positive and negative.

I remember in 1993 or 1994 (being a third or fourth former student at the time), a girl in my class had "the internet" at home! Wow, I was jealous, it sounded so exotic and she was one of the special few that had such a thing at home. Fast forward a few years and WiFi is everywhere, you can connect on your phone (notice I say your phone, I'm not that fancy yet), pop into your local cafe and you'll probably find they have WiFi too! It's hard to find anyone who doesn't have some access to the internet. 

It's shaping our lives in all sorts of ways, I know for myself blogging has opened up a new world. I've made connections with people both online and in real life too.

It's those real life connections that I love, and when I was recently on Pinterest, spotting a pin from an online friend that a real life connection came into play. It was for a bakery that she wanted to visit in a town near us. It looked great, so it wasn't a hard sell to my husband that we should take a drive on the weekend.

It's a town that I'm not a stranger to, but I don't think I would have found the bakery on my own. It was a good find, everything we had was yum and a loaf of sourdough came home with us (wish we'd bought some more). We also had a chance to view this special tree with an amazing history that I'd also seen featured in a NZ botanical book.

So I have the almighty power of the internet or Pinterest (take your pick) to thank for a very pleasurable wee outing. What "in real life" internet connections have you made lately?

1 comment :

  1. We often do searches for interesting wee outings but haven't made any yet! Looks like a delish bakery and lovely trip x


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