And how to stop someone else installing a phone line…

A mere three weeks ago, I sat here and regaled you all with a long and sorry tale of BT’s total and utter corporate incompetence.  I did this for no other reason than to get it off my chest and provide a warning to all others who might find themselves in a similar situation in the future. Then I went on holiday.  As you can see from my other recent post here, it was rather …

The important things…

Anyone who has been watching my Twitter feed lately or reading Glenda’s blog or Facebook page will know that we’ve just been to Ireland.  One of the extra advantages of our new home here in Portpatrick is that we’re only about half an hour from the Cairnryan Ferry Terminal, from which you can hop on a P&O service to Larne or a Stena Line service to Belfast.  The crossing only takes a couple of hours …

How not to install a phone line…

My two or three regular readers might be wondering why I haven’t yet added anything to this blog since I decreed a couple of months ago that I was going to bring it back to life again.  Having got used to my “now you see him, now you don’t” blogging style over the years, they may have simply put it down to my usual inability to blog on anything short of geological timescales, but I …

Time for something new…

OK, I have finally decided that I should get in here, chase out all the spiders and dust-bunnies and try to bring the whole thing back into use again.  I have a few ideas brewing and don’t really know where they’re going to go, but that’s all part of the fun.  There’s a new name (which I understand also happens to be the name of a rather extensive work on 20th Century German history – …