In blogger-land we all love our technology, our uber-fast, high-spec laptops, our super-sharp gazillion-megapixel cameras. But while we're connecting virtually with readers and followers we've not met, we can forget that technology can bring real people together.
I'm feeling all sentimental today, because technology has finally come to my family in Bangladesh. My cousin (he's really a brother to me) has got himself a computer, internet connection and a webcam and I finally got to see him after three years. My mum got to see her brother after four. We saw their new flat, they came for a "walk" with me around our house. It was a magical, magical thing.
My uncle said that when my mum got engaged to my UK-based dad, he was devastated at the prospect of her moving thousands of miles away. A young boy, he desperately dreamt and wished of a way he could just see her from time to time. Thirty years later, that's actually come to be.