Every few months I send my nephew a DVD through the post.
I pretend the DVD is an unwanted gift from a friend who gets them for nothing.
My nephew is a robust fifteen year old who often sees the world in a concrete way and I don't want to be seen to be buying his affection or attention, especially as he lives so far away.
Hence the minor subterfuge.
By " passing on" a film, we open up a perfunctory chat on what's app about film review, films loved, films hated and films to come.
It's a mutual beneficial communication
Today I sent him Stan & Ollie, which is perhaps an odd choice for a teenager to choose, but reviewing some of stand up slap stick moments online, it's easy to realise their appeal by an all age audience.
I am sure he will enjoy it.
I've slept too long into the afternoon after night shifts, so have dragged myself into a sunny day after opening my back door to a cloud full of butterflies that suddenly seem to love the flowering buddliea I planted by the kitchen wall.
My troll, ( the particularly vitriolic one of two days ago) will be apoplectic today when I tell them I am off out with my family tonight and am having supper and then seeing an out door theatrical performance of A Midsommers Night Dream
How lucky am I!