Saturday, 30 April 2016

Online chums

I've 'met' hundreds of people online ( in a non sleazy dating site kinda way ) via Yahoo chat rooms ( about photography - it was called The Darkroom ) first off back in 2000. We'd only just bought our first computer and went on the Internet for the first time. I think it was 2p a minute in the evenings and weekends and it was infuriating for people wanting to speak to us on the telephone because it was always engaged! I then branched out into Facebooking years later and then Blogging and then Twitter and Google+! I do have Instagram, but I never use it and as for Pinterest - I don't get it. I don't use it. Mainly because I can't say it. It's a stupid word.
Anyhooo
Out of the hundreds of folks out there, I hold a select few close as proper real life friends. I do have lots of proper real life I can touch them everyday if I want friends. But my online friends are just as dear to me.
I'm not naming names today I case I miss anyone inadvertently out! Except, of course, my 'close personal Twitter friend' Nigel Slater!
But
Three I've kept from the year 2000. They know I love them all truly madly deeply. The bonds we have forged and shared, I believe I'll keep til the day I die. One day we will meet for real. There are then a good few who I 'met' on Twitter through one of my original three. I've a good bunch of Twitter chums who I then upgraded ( hehehe ) to my personal Facebook. I just love the funny people on there who can make me laugh my head off and then quickly offer a bit of TLC should you need it!
Two of them ( recent birthday girls ) write far superior and  funny blogs than mine could ever be!
There's my  bloggy chums who are just so fantastic because it's like a secure online group for kindred spirits who 'meet' up by chance. Some of whom, I'm in personal contact with. Some of whom, I've met and it was like we were old childhood friends.
So to all my friends far and wide, I cherish you all!

Today, though, I'm going to introduce you all to Natalie, or Tilly as I calls her in my phone. She's an original Twitter chum. One of my first follows/followees
She is ace. She makes me snort with laughter and for quite some time, we've whinged a bit and shared a it of our weight loss endeavours!! She's gone public now in her quest for slenderness! I can't ! Mainly because of my job, but mainly because of my squeaky voice!
So I'm going to share her videos here. Do click and watch, you can't help but giggle as she goes off camera to the fridge, peers into the camera as you would if it was a mirror to rub make up out of your eye!
We whatsApp each other daily helping each other out. Mine is mainly a running commentary of what I've eaten, what I want to eat and mindless nonsense about my day!! We are now at week 8 in supporting each other. We are each doing our own thing and that's fine.
Here's her channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbPr1vWhgTB2ihEMt7Ckldg

Week one

Week eight ( yesterday )

Long may it continue!
The last video I laughed and laughed my way through then right at the end she made me cry!

Here's to you Natalie! Let's not be scundered! Boogie Wonderland!

Lots of love from

Rachel *Many friends* Radiostar xxx









































26 comments:

  1. < lots of laughs > :-)
    J xxx

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    1. Ooo Joy, the HG bought me two proving baskets - Sainsburys has them on sale so I'm going to dip my toes into the sourdough starter world!

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  2. This was definitely lol. These vids came at the perfect time, I,m about to start a weight loss program! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day.

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    1. Well hello there and thank you for visiting back! Good luck on your weight loss program! Will you be videoing it?

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    2. NO videos of me - ever! although I do like to watch, I say I like to watch (said with the best Fred voice, you know who I mean) ... I'll say no more.

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    3. Fred Elliot!! a class act Ah say a class act!

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  3. 8 weeks on and I am STILL a house side!! :o)

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  4. aw, that's a really lovely post. And I agree. Some of my best friends are online, and when I had a bit of a tough time last year, 3 of my oldest blogging pals were there for me and it helped more than I can put into words.
    I had my 'hen party' online. We just set up some sort of chat room or something (can't remember exactly how we did it) and just had a lot of chat and games. It was lovely. One of my blogging friends even came to my wedding.
    One blogging friend died unexpectedly, and that was as sad and upsetting as losing someone in 'real life'.

    So I am in total agreement. People we talk to online are pretty fabulous. Well. For the most part. Have met a couple of utter morons that I never want to hear from again in my entire life and am sorry I ever had the misfortune to come across them, but ah, that's life! ;o)

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    1. Sincerely hoping I'm the former not the latter!!!!

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    2. you are not the latter!!! :O) x

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  5. Online is fab isn't it?
    I will watch Natalies videos after I have eaten the cake I am having for my tea-x-

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    1. Don't eat whilst you watch - you might choke whilst laughing!

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  6. Go Natalie - keep it up! I think I should make a public declaration that I wish to lose half a stone in weight. There, I've made it and perhaps I ought to do something about it like Natalie.
    Perhaps!
    xx

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  7. Aw that's fab! I suspect I would weigh less if I gave up the Gin which will never happen. And because you can't hide in a on-line diary I've tagged you on my blog for the Leibster award xx

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    1. Thanks ever so much me darlin, I've already got one from my lovely niece - so I answered the questions on your blog!xx

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  8. Love this post. Some of my bestest friends live in my computer/phone/kindle so totally "get" online friendships. I miss blogging. Must make more time for it methinks

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  9. And with that, this bloggy friend reappears!! Xxx

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  10. What a great post. And Natalie is fab.

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    1. Thanks! She is! All my online chums are! I only deal in fab! X

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  11. Your friend is fabulous!! Well done to her!!

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  12. It is a stupid word. I'm on in a bit and every time I try to tell someone about something I saw or pinned, I stumble over the name. Bet it was a bunch of guys sitting around in a garage who made up the name. We'll just wait until its bought out (aren't they all) and see what the new name is.

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