When the Sage and I were eating our lunch on Sunday, two elderly ladies came and sat down at the next table. They were obviously good friends who hadn’t seen each other for a while and were catching up on news, and then the younger (or at least less doddery) one said that her son and his family had given her an iPad for Christmas. They talked about it for some time, the friend being very impressed that she had learned to use email and she had a lot of questions. “It’s such fun!” the lucky iPad owner told her. “And it’s easier to use than you’d think. I can’t quite remember my email address yet, but lots of people write to me and I’ve learned to reply to them.” “How much did it cost?” “About £400, I think.” “That’s a lot of money.” “Yes, it is – well, it’s a lot to me. I was so excited when I opened it on Christmas Day. I couldn’t believe my luck!”
And I had tears in my eyes by this time. But then I’m notoriously soppy.