Monday, August 13, 2012


isn't this fab.  Found on a wall in Somerset.  Click for more detail

Monday, August 06, 2012

Am I brave or what?

Tomorrow I am going to drive to London. 

I don't know whether that means I am brave or stupid.

Wish me luck.

bleddy internet

All I wanted to do was add international calls to my bt phone line. 

I went on-line and tried to access our mybt account.  Nope.  The log in name was ok but the password wouldn't work.  I don't recall changing it but whatever...  I did the re-set thing, answered the secret question and it sent the password reminder to my old defunct e-mail address.

So I went to the online help.  What!!!!!

Eventually I was connected to someone who went through everything and reset the password to our bt email address.  Except I couldn't remember the password to that either :(

After a little frustration (ie ranting) I managed to get a temporary password for the email account and hurray?

Nope.  No message, clearly the operator had sent the reminder to the old address, the one which I lost when I switched internet providers.......

3 hours I spent altogether. 

Several phone calls. 

Lots of pressing one for this and 3 for that.  I eventually spoke to a nice gentleman who was very helpful but his pc was running slowly and in the middle of our conversation he put me on hold whilst he did a re-start.  However the temporary password did turn up in my in-box.

I went to use it and got the message that my account was locked  !*&&&!* (or words to that effect.)

I wasn't happy by this time.  Even though I could hear our National Anthem playing on the tele, and I should have been absolutely delighted that 'we' have wonder another gold medal,  I admit I threw a strop and slammed the door. 

HE calmly picked up the phonebook.  Rang the number.  Spoke to a real person.  And within two minutes had got the addition to the phone line. 

I said "thank you" (sort of).

I am now happy.  I have the call package I want.  We have won another gold medal and I am thrilled to bits for the athlete, I do have pride in our National Anthem and I nearly know the words now it has been sung so often lately.....;) 

I am not going to try to access mybt.  Not for a few weeks by which time I will have forgotten the password again.....

Thursday, August 02, 2012

exciting news

In less than a week I will be on holiday with my friends.  They are coming a long way to visit and we are going to have adventures and perhaps have time to do arty crafty stuff together.  Watch this space.....

don't you just hate it when ....

someone posts to their blog that they have something exciting to say but can't.

So I won't ;)