“Three!?”

Needless to say, the BT e-mail problem that, four days ago, I had been promised would be resolved within 72 hours was not. I therefore spent an hour on the phone this morning, first with an advisor in Belfast, then with one in Cardiff. I won’t bore you with the details, save to say thatContinue reading ““Three!?””

Gasping

Having spent far too long last night grappling with the WordPress theme issue, and, waking up this morning to find my e-mail password rejected although I was still receiving them, I had not the heart to continue my interrupted chat with yesterday’s Happiness Engineer, so I carried on regardless. Much of the morning was spentContinue reading “Gasping”

Claggy Conditions

Although somewhat warmer, our day was dank and drizzly with no sign of the sun. After lunch Jackie drove us to Norleywood and back. The Scots would term the landscape’s weather dreich. Gleaming wet bracken bounced back what light there was onto the soggy terrain with its fast flowing weed-carpeted, hopefully temporary, pools. This mud-spatteredContinue reading “Claggy Conditions”

The Foxton Flight

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY It rained all day today. Aaron, who could not work in such weather, came for a pleasant chat over a mug of tea. I will not bore either my readers or myself with full details of today’s BT episode. But it does warrantContinue reading “The Foxton Flight”

Tales From The River Bank

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY BT excelled themselves today. Readers will remember that on 18th December I had cancelled my useless Broadband package, and retained the landline, having to create a new account to include £5 per month to keep my e-mail address. I was told that thisContinue reading “Tales From The River Bank”

Plein Air Painting

A BT engineer spent most of the morning with us. He found a fault in the line up the street, a faulty hub and possibly a faulty TV Box. The good news is that this was all the provider’s equipment, so we will not have to pay £130 for the privilege. The engineer would putContinue reading “Plein Air Painting”

Magic And Witchcraft

Technology is fine when it works, but you really can’t trust it. Yesterday I discovered that O’Neill Patient had never received my complaints letter. Having paid the extra fee for tracking and recording delivery, it never occurred to me that I would not get what I had paid for. When the Royal Mail website indicatedContinue reading “Magic And Witchcraft”

Sorted

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS ACCESS THE GALLERY GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. James, of Peacock Computers, returned today to set up the fibre optic broadband. He began with his coat on, but soon discarded it. Naturally, I don’t fully understand the process. Actually, I don’t understand it at all.Continue reading “Sorted”

‘I Wouldn’t Dare’

My friend Geoff Le Pard, this time, gave me the correct location of the former Gosling home. It is actually on the corner of Woodcock Lane and Silver Street. Jackie drove me out there this morning. I would imagine the gates are rather different than those Geoff would have known. Although very convenient for photographingContinue reading “‘I Wouldn’t Dare’”

Imperial Leather

Jackie spent the morning weeding and planting. I chipped in with an hour of clearing up the leaves and other debris from our recent burning session. After lunch I received a call from BT level 2. This is a more experienced adviser than the poor cannon fodder who field the first problem calls. Since weContinue reading “Imperial Leather”