It’s easy to forget just how quickly the world has changed

When S1’s father left England as a teenager, bound for New Zealand,

he did so on a ship

Stopping at every port. Sailing for weeks on end.

When they finally arrived, they sent a telegraph back to family in the UK.

One generation on.

His lovely daughter, my amazing wife,

lives, by chance, less than 3 miles from where he grew up.

In stark contrast to her fathers adventure,

she arrived overnight on a plane from New Zealand

and still has constant contact with ‘home’

The phone goes 3 or 4 times a week with calls from home

not to mention the emails and text messages

This sure is a wondrous world we live in

and it’s getting smaller every day.