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13 Sep 2016

A memorable holiday...

On holiday, but the tablet kept me sane....
I've recently returned from a weeks holiday, the first time that that I've been away from home for that long in at least 18 years.

As you can imagine, it was a bit of a shock to the system. I felt very homesick for the first couple of evenings, preferring to be in my own home rather than in the holiday cottage, but by the end of the week the cottage felt like home and I realised that I didn't want to return.

It is surprising how that turned round during the course of the week...

31 Aug 2016

Can you self manage an inguinal hernia...?

Once upon a time, hernia's and the surgical appliances that are used to support them were something of a laughing matter in this household, but that's changed recently as I seem to have acquired one myself.

Just the hernia at the moment, I haven't resorted to trussing myself up yet...

1 Aug 2016

Anglian Home Improvements: Nice product, shame about the installers....

The damaged brickwork
The last couple of weeks have been a little different to usual, as I have been following a conservatory installation project.

During that period, I was nursemaiding the fitters whilst my partner got on with her day job. I had been asked to keep them supplied with cups of tea and generally keep an eye on what they were doing. You know the kind of thing....

Now you might think that a company as large as Anglian Home Improvements would do the job efficiently and have it completed within a couple of days, that the fitters wouldn't need a nursemaid, but unfortunately that was not the case.

25 Jul 2016

How to make an old computer usable again...

The question of the moment, for me, is what on earth do you do with old PC technology...?

For instance, I have an old 350Mhz Pentum II computer here, which is next to useless for running Microsoft Windows.

I paid many £hundreds for it at the time, about 20 years ago, so am reluctant to throw it out now, whilst it is still working...