Thursday, 3 May 2012

Amazing! Flipping Amazing!

It was in the late 1960's or early 70's. I was watching a television programme. It was called 'Tomorrows World', and it was about the science of the future.

This particular episode was about communication and featured a little hand held television on which you could also make phone calls, and send messages and pictures all over the world in seconds.

Of course I didn't believe it would become reality. Much too far fetched!

Now look at us! We have all become communications experts.

Amazing! Flipping Amazing! That's all I can say on the matter. Amazing!

Here is a picture of Bonnie having her head scratched. She loves me doing that. Look at her face. Ecstasy! I do tend to have that effect on females!

I am feeling very tired these last couple of days. A bit woolly headed. Last night I just didn't have the energy to comment on any blogs. I do apologise.

I am visiting though, so please don't think I have forgotten about you.

A little bit of a rest and I shall be back to normal and trying desperately to think of something incisive and witty to say about your blog posts. Sometimes it is so difficult to know what to say. Sometimes it is impossible.

Take yesterday for example. Beatrice at posted about a baby girl who had died. I was deeply moved and sat for a while trying to think of an appropriate response. Nothing would come. I left my thoughts unspoken.

What I'm trying to say, in my rambling roundabout way is: I am here, and I am following, even if I don't always comment.

You have become an important part of my life. I do appreciate you being there.


  1. Hope you feel better soon, energy levels go up and down it seems, I know that from experience. Loved the cat, reminds me of the old ginger tom we had when I was young. Technology that was science fiction years ago is very much science fact now and we've only just touched the tip of the iceberg. I wonder where it's all going? Sad about the baby girl, it is very hard to know what to say at such a time. Heartbreaking to think of what the family is going through.

  2. All this technology...mark my words ..they'll be able to send a man to the moon next!
    Jane x

  3. I remember Tomorrow's World, we've come a long way since those programmes were on tv. What a cutie Bonnie is, it looks like she's smiling. Hope you're feeling better soon, I think we're all a bit down in the dumps at the moment, it's all the rain we're getting.

  4. That's some contented cat. Great photograph. Yes, where would we be without our phones.... I wonder if the answer is in the negative. Know what you mean about responding to blog posts, I have sometimes felt at a loss for words and have left without saying anything. It might be useful to wave a flat or something, maybe a banner with the words 'I was here' so that the blog owner knows they've not been forgotten.

  5. I agree, many a time I read and don't comment. Love the pussy you have your hand on! Hope you get some rest and think good thoughts. You'll feel on top of things in no time. Sue

  6. My children and grandchildren are tired of me saying that many things we take for granted now were science fiction when I was younger. Dick Tracy's two-way wrist radio is now a reality. Univac has been replaced by laptops. Thank you, John, for making me feel so old!

  7. John, hope you are feeling better soon, perhaps someone should scratch your head like you were doing to Bonnie. She certainly was plased and yes you do have that effect on some females it seems. I understand how difficult it is to comment on some posts. Mine about the baby girl who tragically died was difficult for me as well because I thought of our own young (and healthy) granddaughter. The story just moved me so I had to write about it. Some days are like that.

  8. flipping amazing does sum it up nicely.
    I know exactly what you mean about the commenting. Sometimes I sit there and try to think of something and I can't come up with anything. Tonight I have passed over several blogs because I just couldn't think of anything to say.
    Hope you feel better soon

  9. I'm so happy I live in a time to see such wonderful advances in technology and I'm still young enough to enjoy (and understand) it. Right now my daughter is across the state with many classmates and we are communicating through texting, which makes her seem not so far away. Hope you feel better soon, allergies make me feel that way, all foggy and low energy.