Thank you all you lovely people, of course you are right in saying I can spend my money on whatever I like. I do feel a bit guilty though, because a Netbook seems a bit frivolous, what do I want another gadget for. The more frugal I become the more difficult I find it to spend money, all my purchases are well thought out, do I really need it, can I manage without it. Impulse buying never enters my head.
While considering a Netbook I also considered the question why am I blogging. I started because I wanted to make a record of my life, for me to look back on when I am old. It is a compact way to store words and photographs. My old photographs, pre digital camera days, will probably be destroyed, no one in my family will want them. Now I can put photo's on my blog and they will be floating around in cyberspace forever.
I feel really chuffed that people read my words, and thank you to the new people who are leaving comments. It is not my intention to make it the biggest and the best blog around with the most followers, people dip in and people dip out. I am happy with a few really nice friends, if I lived near you I would pop round for a coffee and you would be welcome to pop round here. I don't do Facebook, or Twitter, or any of the other social networking sites, I don't want thousands of friends who have nothing in common with me, it all seems so false. I sometimes post on forums, but I have cut that down a lot now. No, I am happy with a small select band, I read you and you read me, and that's a bonus. Catch you later.
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