Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Taking The Tablet

Here's a really good thing to happen this week. 

Dan's mum uses an old mobile phone, Dan texts her every night and she texts back. It costs her 14p every time she texts, it's a lot of money for someone who is learning to live on a reduced budget, but she's a bit scared of newer technology, let's not dwell on that. 

Over the months things have got to a point where Dan has said "ENOUGH!!!" and informed her last week that we were buying her a tablet whether she thought she wanted one or not. There are many reasons why we know she would benefit from owning one, but the main reason is so we can email each other, send pictures etc without it costing her anything (she already has internet access). After much back and forth she agreed and they planned to go shopping. 

A couple of days later Dan received a text. Dan's mum has made friends with one of the taxi drivers that takes her and her mum around the place, and he seems like a generally nice bloke. They'd obviously been talking about the tablet (and I should imagine the phrase backwards technology was used at some point) lo and behold, the bloke had bought himself a new tablet in the sales so has an old one going spare and has given it to her free of charge! How great is that?

So we're going round in order for Dan to wipe everything off it and show her how to use it. It's one of those things that as soon as she starts to use it she'll love it, she enjoys computer games so once she's knows they're an option we'll probably never hear from her!

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  1. One Random Act of Kindness in action.
    xx

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  2. That's great. Your generosity in offering to buy her one has been repaid to you by her finding one for free. I hope she enjoys using it. Keep us posted. She'll be able to read your blog now.

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    1. Oh my word, don't say that!

      I know she'll enjoy it when she gets over the fear of the unknown.

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  3. People can be so lovely, I love my Ipad, take it everywhere with me, plus the screen is so big I can see everything clearly.

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    1. They really can, it's nice to hear something positive.

      The big screen is another plus, you're right.

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  4. How lovely and kind of him and how fortuitously timed!!!

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    1. Exactly, I still can't quite believe it.

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  5. How wonderful for her. That was very kind of the gentleman. I truly believe she will love having that kind of communication with the two of you once it is all set up.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you Jackie, I agree with you, I think it will have a positive impact on her life and ours - I have a lot of cute animal videos to share!

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