I can remember this as being the most important book in our house. If you let it drop on the table it automatically fell open on the toys page. The whole economy seemed to rest on this at the time. Now we call it Ebay, but it was for us a window on a world we could only dream about. Other than that: Burley horse trials week. Weather misty, but warm. Steve. Sign in to see full entry.
Not much, as usual, but some things have changed. Took Mum to the hospital for a cardiac check-up. She has to be fitted with a monitor for 48 hours. She did not want to go, but I convinced her, and she was OK. On the home front, we have an outhouse which was taken over by a colony of pigeons. They caused a horrible mess, but they became almost like pets. Quite tame and in the early days we put food out for them. But they caused too much stress for the neighbours and we had to evict them all. At... Sign in to see full entry.
This time last year RAF Coningsby recorded a temperature of 42, which was the record. The airfield is about 20 miles from us. There are people suffering a lot more in the world, but we are not unaware of climate change, and the future is worrying. China recorded over 50. What can we do? In the Uk it is too little too late. Right now we have a lot of rain, which may ruin the harvest if it continues. But I feel nothing is really being done and the world is just over populated. Steve. Sign in to see full entry.
Just spend 2 hours ensuring no one can break into my Microsoft account. Had an email from AOL saying that someone had tried to hack the account. That was 2 months ago, and every now and again, I get a request from Microsoft saying that someone has had a go. I've even had people trying to ring the landline trying to scam me. So the conclusion is, that someone had tried to take apart my old AOL email account and hack all the web pages associated with it over the past 20 years. I've installed a lot... Sign in to see full entry.
You can't help feeling good to be alive on these sunny mornings. When I go down to feed Mother's horse, at 6.45 in the morning, the only things I see are me; the horse; sheep and the crows. Traffic is bad on the motorway, but where we are is all calm. Life is not bad at the moment. Mother wants to get better, and even the finances are coming around. I have a few other wacky ways of making money, but I want to put them on another page, as people get moody about gambling and the dark arts. Steve. Sign in to see full entry.
Same old-same old. I know there are a lot of people who would love to be able to say things are going on just the same. When Mother and I visited the hospital recently, we saw people who would have loved to be able to go back to their old lives. I have few things to grumble about. The money is good, the work is good, our health is holding up and even the weather has improved. But I wish we had a clear breakthrough. A clear passage to say we were comfortable enough, not to worry. Maybe it will... Sign in to see full entry.
I have had the same mobile for years, but the 3G network is to end soon and I have to switch over to the new phone. The bank is the most important, and thank God that all went well. But the business account (Etoro) is not so smooth. I'll get it sorted out in the end, but what a palaver to make the world know that your number had changed? I did try swapping the number between phones, but this has proved a little tough than finding the Holy Grail. So I gave up. Sign in to see full entry.
Mother's pony: CJ had developed a slight limp over the past few days. He has his feet dome by the farrier, and I think he's just getting used to the new feeling. At least I hope its nothing serious. We give him bute as an anti-inflammatory drug, but we have few left and I want to find a herbal alternative. The nearest I can find in Devil's claw, but at least we can buy that from Amazon. Sign in to see full entry.
I've been asked to complete a survey on listening to the radio. I only listen to 2 stations: BBC Radio 4 and Golden hits radio. I used to listen to Radio 2 for most of the day, but it started to annoy me. So I switched to Golden Hits as it has less talking. Radio 4 is just on in the kitchen; I can take it or leave it. When I worked at the computer all day, Radio 2 was on most of the time, but I have real doubts about the BBC. Steve. Sign in to see full entry.
One of the few advantages I have these days, is the ability to wake up early and get things done. I was down the fields looking after Mother's horse at 6 am this morning. His stable was cleaned and CJ was put out in the paddock. I even had a chance to clean the house. This leaves me free to get things done for the rest of the day. When I was younger I was always tired. It might have had something to do with drinking, which I don't do now. But my point is that you get ahead of the game, so no... Sign in to see full entry.