Your Skype Credit will become inactive in 7 days. You don't seem to have used any of your Skype Credit in a while. It becomes inactive if you haven't used it in 180 days. But don't worry - once it becomes inactive, you can reactivate it whenever you're ready to use it. Simply sign into your account online and follow the option to Reactivate credit.
- Call any phone (landline or mobile) - even if the call lasts for just one second.
- Send an SMS message direct from Skype.
- Purchase a personal Skype Number, subscription or voice messages using your Skype Credit.
I'm aware of the fact that I no longer use my account. Unfortunately I can't reactivate the only reason why I ever had one: to call my mother. It's her birthday today. Or rather, it would have been her birthday if she'd been at home in Kleinmond, waiting for my call.
Would you like me to call her retirement home and hang up as soon as reception answers? That should take one second?
I prefer British English, but I've always used the American mom instead of the British mum. Not sure why, but I've never changed my spelling. I'm stubborn that way. "You get it from your father," you always said.
Happy birthday, Mom. I'm sending you out-of-season cherry blossoms because they were your favourite Japanese flower. You had dozens of my cherry blossom photos on your wall. Remember?
I miss you.
Your youngest daughter