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Saturday, 5 September 2020
Problems by the bucket-full.
I'm going through a bad patch.
Everything I do at the moment seems to go wrong. 2020 hasn't been a good year so far; and it's getting worse.
Apart from my problems with The Post Office (La Poste), my laptop has decided to pack-up. The key board bit, and the screen bit, seem to have argued, and will no longer speak to each other.
I ordered a new one via Amazon.co.uk (I need a 'qwerty' key board), and for some bizarre reason my payment was rejected. I eventually managed to speak to someone at my bank, and they said it was nothing to do with them, and I should re-order. As with my Fray Bentos pies in the past, I am now expecting several laptops to arrive. I have informed Lady Magnon that she might be having a new laptop for Christmas.
So, for the moment I am using an old laptop (Windows XP), combined with a simple Amazon Fire pad to read my Emails. It all takes so bloody long; but at least it works.
If I haven't been replying to your comments, please forgive me. It's not that I don't want to; believe me!
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!