Not many posts these days – too busy Tweeting . . . as chingford_lad. Se you . . .
Michael Portillo has just finished another of his railway journeyings – this time around the eastern USA using a new old guide – Appletons. These programmes – there have been several series so far – always leave me puzzled and dissatisfied. But why ? The conceit upon which the series is based is that Michael Portillo… Read More »
For some weeks past we have been, and still are being, somewhat overwhelmed with news about flooding and falls of rain of a quite extraordinary nature. Sometimes the situation has seemed so bad as to tempt one into the despairing attitude of mind where it all seems too much to cope with, and beyond our… Read More »
In my post of 1 November I said I was trying out Linux Mint with the KDE desktop. What I did not say was that prior to that I was getting on very well with Linux Mint Cinnamon, but in previous adventures I always suspected that the KDE desktop might be superior, and bring with… Read More »
You will see that the “turning out” title is no longer just books. There are many of them left to go, but we have progressed on to stored timber from the garage as well. A great sawing up session to measured lengths to fit the various dimensions of the boot and the back seat concluded… Read More »
So, it goes. It took about seven hours to get a workable computer again after I kicked off the Windows 10 update. For anyone remotely interested here is a rough breakdown of the whole long drawn out process . . . Firstly, on Wednesday evening of last week the little Windows tray notification sprang to… Read More »
I have just bought a Tesco Bluetooth keyboard for my HUDL2, and this is it at work. A bit baffling at first for Oldies, but eventually we beat it, or we think we do !
So, today is Father’s Day. Family come to visit ? you go to visit family ? perhaps a Sunday lunch out somewhere ? Nope. Today we have an appointment at the local hospital for breast screening. The seven day a week NHS has arrived. Here we are at the hospital and look at that car… Read More »
For the 18th June today was jolly cold and windy. We were back to lugging about winter jackets and hats. Undeterred, we took our selves off to Eggleston Hall and Gardens, which has not benefited from our presence for some time. We commenced with the garden, by which I mean what is really a garden… Read More »
Gerald Scarfe’s drawings of Mrs.Thatcher have been on show at the Bowes Museum for some time so today we went to catch them before the exhibition closes. The exhibition has been advertised for some time as “Maggie Thatcher, Milk Snatcher” a reference to her time in Education when she stopped the supply of school milk. … Read More »