Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Framilies

Have you heard this word? 'Framilies'. The social networks that people set up with friends to replace the traditional family network, lost when people move away from their home towns. I think it is certainly true that a lot of people these days are closer to their friends than their families. Not so much me, as my family are close by, if completlely crazy... But I do have a 'framily' too, and I'm losing one of them to a new job in a northern town. :-( We were at school together, and I shall miss him. But as he points out, it's not exactly the other side of the world, only an hour or so up the M1.

I suppose you just have to let them spread their wings and fly the nest. It will be good practice for when the kids leave home...

4 comments:

girl with the mask said...

Awwww, but it can still be sad! My favourite thing about friends that live away is sending cute little things in the post. Makes everybody smile! x

claires inner world said...

Welcome, and thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment! I love your blog; it makes me laugh, so I feel honoured you've stopped by. x

Ernest de Cugnac said...

good points about lack of social cohesiveness claire. also great blog on the yobbos, and well done you.

claires inner world said...

Thanks Ernest! I just have these 'righteous anger' moments...!