‘Hi Dad, yes we can be friends’

Are any of you facebook users? I got the shock of my life the other day when a message arrived telling me that my dad had requested me as a friend with a simple message ‘Hello Charlotte’.

I didn’t even know he could use a computer, let alone upload a photo and set up a profile. But it seems facebook’s not just for the young uns any more.

My dad had probably been reading about Ivy Bean – did you hear about her? She’s 102, born 46 years before the first computer was invented and is now a fully fledged facebook member!

I think it’s brilliant! That said, I haven’t accepted my dad’s request for friendship yet. It’s mean, I know but there’s something not quite right about it – and it won’t do any harm to leave him hanging for a while!