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Thank You, Twitter

 

Dear Twitter,

twitterSince you came into my life, you have given me so much. I felt it was about time that I thanked you for it and shared all that you have done. For the purposes of this letter, I will overlook the time that you may have (most definitely have) sapped from my life, and we will concentrate only on the good work that you have done…

You’ve introduced me to new shops. Seems a very good place to start, as I do like to shop on-line. I’d particularly like to thank you for Higgledy Garden, The Toadstool, and reconnecting me to Burp Boutique, though there are plenty more!

I found a whole new local mums network, Mums in the Know from my timeline. Since finding this, I’ve been to a free ‘Get into Golf’ afternoon (never tried it before, and so pleased to give new things a whirl), won a fabulous day out at a local farm and play-barn, written several articles for them and we found my daughter’s favourite class that we now go to every week, Kids Let’s Dance.

I now have #postcircle in my life. I have pen-pals. We don’t simply email, text or tweet, we sit down and write to each other on actual paper with actual pens. And then post our snail mail out into the world and so I now receive happy post, along with grumpy bills post.

I won a gorgeous gift for Boo’s birthday – a handmade monster, created to our very own design specifications! Thanks Being Me Being Mum.

I blog. Not sure I would have this blog without you, Twitter, and I really do enjoy writing it. And I write for Mum Network now. Another string to my bow and a club I’m very proud to be a part of. My blog and writing has brought me so much more than I can detail here, but let’s just say that I love it all.

In turn, I read a lot of blogs. They give me product recommendations, meal ideas, inspiration for activities we can all do, and sometimes, just a good old giggle. They’ve changed how we do things around here, for example, thanks to Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids link up, we do all get out and about enjoying the great outdoors with the children much more than we did before, and we’ve endless ideas of places to go to thanks to blogs and tweets. We enjoy more messy play, have more baking ideas…hold up, as I could go on an on here. This is a whole new world, really Twitter, and could warrant an entire post of it’s own (maybe a thank you bloggers letter is needed at some point?!)

So I mentioned Coombe Mill. Yes, Twitter you have even managed to find us all a holiday. We’ll be off for a week of family fun on a gorgeous farm in Cornwall next spring, hooray!

My timeline spoke of pinning. I had to investigate. I overlooked it for several months, then curiosity got the better of me and now I am thoroughly enamoured. Pinterest, another handy way to collect ideas and inspiration to enhance my children’s lives (and lose precious hours of mine…!)

My business has a lot to thank you for, too, dear Twitter. I have found team members and happy customers through you, which I’m sure has also enhanced their lives 😉

And last, but by no means least (dare I say ‘most’?), you have given me new friends. They may only live in my phone, and I occasionally allow them onto my PC, but I’ve a feeling that some of them are actually real, and they are so, so lovely. Ready with a piece of advice, sharing ideas, woes, happy news, general chit-chat and so much more. Thank you for the people I’ve now ‘met’ in my phone.

Best Wishes, and Love Always (though this new line thing makes me a little less loving, but I suppose that all relationships have their rocky patches),

Me x

What would you thank Twitter for?

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