Really Faster Broadband

A Kelly telephone engineer visited at 7.50 a.m. this morning to install the new faster Broadband. Max of Peacock Computers had not been told, and, of course, wasn’t likely to be available at that time. I was forced to dash upstairs in my dressing gown and don some clothes.

The plan had been that Max would meet the engineer at the house with the new router with which to set up our service. Peacock’s man phoned the supplier at lunchtime when he learned what had happened. Less than an hour later he arrived with the router and worked his magic.

First he activated the Broadband and checked that all was well.

Then he synchronised the TV and the laptops.

In the meantime, Jackie cleared more of the wisteria and

trimmed Paul’s Scarlet rose.

I had moved the patio chairs to their winter quarters between our house and the fence shared with North Breeze.

All today’s photographs uploaded like a dream.

This gave me the confidence to scan another five of Charles Keeping’s inimitable illustrations to ‘Dombey and Son’.

The passive desolation of disuse was everywhere silently manifest’

‘Florence wept long and bitterly’

‘The shutters were not yet taken down’

‘The major wafted a kiss to Cleopatra’

‘An old, worn, yellow, nodding woman, huddled up, like a slovenly bundle’

Although these pages uploaded swiftly and smoothly, I struggled to entitle the images. I am assuming that that remains a WordPress glitch.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s very savoury rice topped with a fluffy omelette; and two preparations of prawns, namely hot and spicy and tempura. The Culinary Queen drank more of the Chardonnay while I drank more of the Douro.


  1. I’m glad that your internet connection is so much improved, Derrick! It’s so nice to have a fast link, isn’t it? ?☺️??

  2. Oh. Dear. Broadband. Router. Synchronize. My head is in a dither and a dather. I know I’m supposed to understand those words and how to do them. But they’re not a verb, are they? “To Broadband. To Router. But thank goodness for “Max and the Engineer.” A great title for a book. With wonderful photos to match. What a nice guy – with a smile – who understands how to broadband and how to router. πŸ™‚

  3. I agree with Andrew’s comment!
    What a satisfying job it must be to be an IT expert with the amazing ability to go around solving people’s technical issues and making life that much easier for them… sadly not a role I think I’d ever be able to fill! πŸ™‚

  4. Always nice when the devices synchronise. I wonder if you title your photographs before you upload them, will that title come through to WordPress? It does for me. Not that I upload much at the moment.

  5. I’m delighted that the uploads are working so well. I’m sorry about the problems inserting titles. Have you thought about giving them a title before uploading – if you name the images first you won’t need to suffer the quirks of WordPress.

  6. That was a very early visit from the telephone engineer! I always like to have bit of warning if workmen/engineers are likely to arrive first thing. I am very pleased your IT expert was able to get everything synchronized and you now have faster Broadband.

  7. I would like to believe that if someone came to my house before 8 am without an appointment, they’d have to accept my bathrobe, but in reality, I’d get dressed if it was important. At least the engineer seems like a nice young man. Cutting back and clearing wisteria is a lot of work!

  8. I am glad your broadband is finally getting a much needed upgrade. As for WordPress, they need a massive pruning exercise like Jackie has undertaken in the garden.

  9. Glad to hear that you have come through the experience pretty well unscathed. Computers are always a worry although our ITC department used to have a magic spell to cure problems: “Well, it shouldn’t do that!”

  10. YAY for your helpers! Always great to have youngsters who can help us out! And, oh, what a beautiful smile that young man has! πŸ™‚
    I spotted a couple of owls and a duck in your photos! YAY! πŸ™‚
    Love the Mr. Keeping buildings today! Such details and shapes and lines! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  11. Huzzah and hooray! Every now and then I remember the days of dial-up, and give thanks. I’m so glad some of your problems have been sorted. Now, if only we could help the WordPress gurus get their minds right!

  12. What a good-natured boy to allow all those photos while he worked. I’m so glad you got some help with setting up the new system. That kind of thing can make me go mad when I attempt it on my own.

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