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 MaxContinue reading “Really Faster Broadband”

Keeping, Garden, Peacock, Wardrobe

This is the progress Richard and Ross had made on the bedroom wardrobe before they finished last night. I had been unable to add it to yesterday’s post, but did so this morning. Later I scanned six more of Charles Keeping’s illustrations to ‘Dombey and Son’. ‘Mr Carker the manager’ will be instantly recognisable whenContinue reading “Keeping, Garden, Peacock, Wardrobe”

Preparing For Winter

Today was one of administration spent on Mum’s estate; e-mailing photographs; and Max’s home visit from Peacock Computers. The photographs were for a WordPress interview coming up soon. I was able to access the Probate Forms on line and actually begin to fill them in. Some sections offered yes or no choices with boxes toContinue reading “Preparing For Winter”

At The Trough

James Peacock of Peacock Computers spent most of the morning with me on the phone and at my desk resolving the banking/computer problems. Naturally this has been a great relief. While James and I clicked on icons and stuff outside the kitchen door our nostrils were treated to the delicious aromas of Jackie’s lamb curryContinue reading “At The Trough”

Unquenchable Polish Spirit

This morning Nick from Peacock Computers visited to instal a new router and to repair the interface between our TV and the You View box. After lunch Barry from New Forest Chimney Sweeping And Repairs came to inspect our leaking Velux window. He asked me to send him two photographs, which I did. Nugget overtookContinue reading “Unquenchable Polish Spirit”

The Long Jump

For the last few days we have been unable to control the smart aspect of our TV. This has meant we could only watch free to air live and nothing would record. James Peacock of Peacock Computers fixed the problem this morning. Intermittently I listened to England’s innings against New Zealand in the men’s CricketContinue reading “The Long Jump”

Gone Fishing

The final fatal body blow to my hopes for a daily post during my hospital stay was dealt by EE mobile on the late afternoon of the day before my surgery. Today I began to fill in the gaps with the entry planned for 8th January 2019 On this bright, sunny, morning we set outContinue reading “Gone Fishing”

We Will Remember Them

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT When James of Peacock Computers set up our EE Mobile internet he had searched the house for the optimum site for the modem. This was situatedContinue reading “We Will Remember Them”

Snakes And Ladders

TO ENLARGE THE IMAGE CLICK ON IT. THIS MAY BE REPEATED FOR FURTHER ENLARGEMENT Unfortunately my internet problem has not been fully resolved. Although my own laptop had been judged innocent yesterday, it devoured 10 GB of data in less than an hour this morning, when I was answering comments on my blog. There wasContinue reading “Snakes And Ladders”

Sway Tower Sunset

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Our BT Internet reception was so consistently poor that I closed the account a year or so ago and eventually transferred to EE mobile. This isContinue reading “Sway Tower Sunset”