Tapping away at the computer, "Hello, is anybody out there?" can be a bit like sitting on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and searching out new life forms and places to go.
Of course I'm actually meant to be writing something (well anything really) but those tempting buttons do tend to lead one away on to an adventure in cyberspace where one learns new things and meets up with a different lifestyle on another continent.
Cooking for example, I can click into Nan's Pots and pins blog and I'm away baking something fabulous and immediately stepping into her world. I can be sitting at Nan's kitchen table for hours, sipping hot coffee and putting the world to rights. In reality we make do with rambling emails at the end of the day, catching up, having a moan or laughing over the quirks of life.
Suddenly the diningroom and its darkness and the wind and rain howling outside don't seem so dreary and so bad. Here at mission control, on the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise I am boldly going where I've often gone before, into other worlds and other lives, sharing a little bit of sunshine, a piece of cake and a bit of chat from far away.
You know for all it's faults (and there are many, especially all those found by me personally when I don't know how to work the damn thing) there is a lot to be said for a bit of modern technology now and then.
So let's raise a coffee cup to that little screen in front of us, say 'Cheers' and look forward to being beamed up to somewhere marvelous on every journey.
Have a great day