Monday, October 29, 2007

A bright new day.

My planned post for today has been postponed until tomorrow so I could welcome a new visitor to the world of blogging - my Mum!!!

She is off to the town library today, in Roma Western Queensland, with a set of instructions on how to use a computer and how to tap into my blogs. How exciting!! She is in her seventies (hope you don't mind everyone knowing Mum) and I have been trying to get her into this for a while.


So today is a bright new day - Rabaul and Roma linked through the wonders of technology which my Mum would never have believed possible in her youth.

30 comments:

Donna said...

I'm sure she'll have a blast! Glad she's giving it a try! Have a good one!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

That's great! She may find the Internet addicitve. :) I tried to get my mom (in her 70s) to learn but didn't quite succeed because she does not remember. I just show her some great photos from the DP sites when I can, or some good articles.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a delightful picture Jules..

Now then which ones the mother..Ha!

I also would like to welcome your mother a wish her all the best, I love this blogging and the internet. It's opened a whole new world up to me. Enjoy.
I hope she finds all this to her liking, my mother would have loved this sort of thing I'm sure, my older sister as started looking in on my blog now, she as not yet mastered the art of commenting apart from picking up the phone.. I keep telling her what to do, but she rightly says this to me "oh! its as easy to pick up the phone Tom"
By the way Jiles we have coconuts here as well.. 3 for a £1 at the fruit and Veg shop. ; )

Curly said...

I got my dad into blogging and he's in his late seventies!

Love the picture of the umberella!

M.Benaut said...

Howdy, jules' Mum, and welcome to the mad family.
I reckon you'll get a bunch of laughs out of this game and make some new friends in way-out places.
Naturally, Roma is way-out, so we can all be your friend too.

I'm so glad to know that the curtains don't fade in Roma. Down here we have to replace them as fast as the sun rises.

As Macca says; "Get into it, Mum".

Une bienvenue très grande de M. Benaut et Mme..

Anonymous said...

hello this is mum at last enjoyed all photos and pictures still nervous so this is all for today love mum

isabella said...

I see it was a resounding success, since I am following her comment!
People over 60 are the fastest growing segment of the American population getting wired (or wireless, whichever the case may be ;-)

Clueless in boston said...

Great photo of you and your mum. She'll have a great time surfing the web, next will be getting her on email.

CaBaCuRl said...

Fantastic post, Jules, and good on you, Jules' mum. i 've tried to persuade my mum that she can do stuff on the computer, down at her local library,read my blog, and that of her grand=daughter, but she always says it's too hard. I try and point out the ways she uses computers in her life, every day, but that seems different to her. Yet, she is a wizz at playing games on the computer (when she is staying at my sister's) and types like a pro.

Lavenderlady said...

Kudos to her for giving it a try! She is a cutie!

Jilly said...

What a wonderful post and welcome indeed to your mother. Love both photos.

A friend, who works IT, told me he overheard two 70-plus ladies talking the other day at the check-out of the supermarket where he lives, here in France. And what were they discussing? Why, the speed of their respective broadband lines! How the world has changed.

Welcome, Mama, you are gong to LOVE it! And you'll adore your daughter's blog as we all do.

Bergson said...

Welcome with the grandmother in this world the insane ones!!

your photo has a superb light

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Congrats to you and your mother! I've given up on my parents; I have to print out and mail postings to them.

david mcmahon said...

Hi here, Jules's Mum,

G'day from Melbourne and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, where we choose our friends carefully from those with common interests - not just because we want lots of ``friends'' on social networking sites.

Cheers

David

oldmanlincoln said...

That is a bright new day. For ladies and gents everywhere who are scared of computers. My wife and I are living examples of what old folks do and can do. LOL.

Nice to meet your mom.

quintarantino said...

It was wonderful to meet Mum. No way I would get boured or anythong like that. And always nice to have someone new blogging around. Even if it is just to see. Who knows, maybe she´ll even start blogging herself...

dr. filomena said...

How cool! :-)

imac said...

Hello Mum,

Nice sky you shot there.

dive said...

Woohoo!
Hello Mum!
Welcome to Blogville.

My Mum is in her seventies too, Jules. She's been blogging for a while now (including embarrassing stuff about me).
She's on cakesandal.blogger.com if you want to show your Mum that seventy-something is a great age to take up blogging.

Rich said...

Like Mother like Daughter... The world shrinks and links through technology...
Enjoy

Planet Earth Daily Photo
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Chuckeroon said...

2 fine photos today. Good old Mum. Good old Jules for getting her there.

Jules said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments - Mum was quite surprised when I told her how many messages she got "What from all around the world.....?"

That's how you get hooked isn't it????

Marie said...

You are both very beautiful!

Neva said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your mum! I hope she loves blogging as much as the rest of us do! It's a crazy world. I love how Rich says "it shrinks and links" how cool.....
Welcome Jule's mum! We'll stop in and visit when you are up and blogging!

Mme Benaut said...

These are beautiful photos Jules. Welcome to your mother and bravo for learning a new skill that will bring you closer to your daughter and family. You will soon find that you spend an awful lot of time at the library!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

lol! What an adorable mum! I love her post here today as well :-)

Maybe one day she'll surprise you and start her own blog! :-)

• Eliane • said...

How nice!! Bravo! Beautiful mother and daughter picture. Have fun Jule's mom!!!

ancient one said...

I came to your blog from Imac's. I'm reading up on your old posts. I am loving everything. Your have beautiful pictures and interesting reading. I'm so glad your mom is learning to blog. Just had to leave a comment here...now I'm going back to reading the older posts!

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