I know not all of you are Facebook fans, but John and I both like it in a low key sort of way.
We never reveal anything private or very personal. I have found a few old school friends and love the keeping up to date with friends that you maybe wouldn’t normally hear from except at Christmas. We occasionally discover what our ‘young’ are up to, and I have also enjoyed keeping in touch with some of our former Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns guests that over the years turned into friends.
John’s posts are nearly always photos of birds (mainly swallows when the swallow season is here), animals, insects and landscapes. His latest snaps are of dragonflies. He tends to shy off anything remotely personal, even when an appreciative reaction to a flattering remark or someone’s news might almost be considered polite.
So imagine my surprise when a post on my Facebook page informed me quite dispassionately that John Fuller-Sessions had got married two days ago. It seemed I was the last to know. It wasn’t clear whether he had – eventually – got round to tying the knot with me, romantically deciding to renew his vows but forgetting in an absent minded sort of way to include his wife of 50+ years in the plan or whether he had in fact turned out after all these years to be a bigamist.
Several friends have expressed concern on my behalf. John’s story is that he was updating his Facebook profile and pressed the wrong button…
Should I feel reassured?