This weeks post while I sit here on watch pondering life is going to Social Media.
Isn’t it amazing how it can bring so many people together who have not even physically met before, now I know this is not always the case for every one.
Summer of 2019 has definitely shown me the power of social media and everyone coming together to help one another out especially in the yacht chef network.
It was a couple of summers ago now I think…hard to say…. when I met Lauren from @sailingfooddiaries, I got a private message via instagram asking where I was and if I was actually in St Tropez as my latest post quoted, I was and so we met on the dock for a quick chat and ice cream. Since then you could say we have been chatting almost every week about food and ideas, tips and tricks. Along with surviving the life of sole chef, when all you want is that magic fairy to come along and clean up your galley for you so you can make it to your bunk quicker.
My instagram is a collection of foodie, yoga, travel inspired people and posts, what started as a way for me to use the platform as a portfolio for my food is doing just that.
Back in 2006 when I first started working on boats I didn’t even own a smart phone had probably only just figured out what Facebook was, we used to go to the bar to get wifi to send some emails and thats where my nights went.
I set up my instagram page in 2016 I was very late to the party, technology isn’t always my friend. Since then however it has grown into a hugely useful networking platform with lots of other yacht chef, yogi enthusiasts and travellers from all over.
Given this year so far I’ve not spent more than 8 weeks in one place its so useful to be able to keep in touch with people via the platforms of social media, I don’t always have a fixed phone number, neither do a lot of the people that I meet, we change locations so often that its just easier to message via instagram to keep in touch.
Its also a great way to keep up with people given our nomad lifestyle.
Coming back up the East Coast I’ve been back in touch with a lot of people I haven’t seen in a very long time and thats only possible due to the powers of face book and instagram as I’m talking like 10 years ago!!
So if you have the chance to pop over and have a cup of coffee with your mates then do so, if your connections are more like mine via the magic of the inter web, please drop them a message, in this day and age we are all so connected its almost scary, but nothing better than alittle note from a friend.
Happy Friday Eve to you all, I hope the weekend brings good things.