Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Laptop Coaching: Word Processing (Part 2)

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Today, we continued our Lesson looking at the main capabilities of most word processors.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Laptop Coaching: Windows 10 Core Apps

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Today we began to look at the Core Apps installed on ALL new Windows 10 Laptops. We began with the ‘Calendar’ app and then the ‘People’ app.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Who 13 revealed

Well, I didn’t see that coming! I deliberately avoided all social media and any other communication (successfully) for around four hours and eventually caught up with the news when we got back about 8pm). Apparently, at 4.26pm, in amongst the tennis coverage, Sue Barker made the announcement, and that was followed by a short teaser-video.

Initial reaction from the few YouTube videos I watched suggested that there’s a lot of MALE fans out there who are distraught at this news!

I think I’ll just sit back and wait for the Interweb to catch fire, based on the developing reaction by more fans, casual viewers and the media alike!!

Welcome Jodie Whittaker! (I think!)


We were on holiday when Chris and Pete had a Party to celebrate Pete’s 80th, Chris's, 70th and them both being married (to each other!) for 40 years! Quite a milestone!, so it was good that we could invite them over to ours for a celebratory meal. As always, Ann worked her socks off in the kitchen whilst Lee and I attempted to manage the washing-up in between!

Lee, Carol, Jo and Janet helped us celebrate - and it’s fair to say, we did the menu justice!

…but still had room for a little cheese!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Guess Who?

Well, that caught me out! Just as I thought (together with most other Whovians) that I’d learn the identity of the actor playing Doctor Who nearer to the Christmas episode – this appeared just after EastEnders!

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So, it looks like all will be revealed on Sunday, after the Tennis Finals!

Brampton Halt for Six!

Today was my second visit to the newly discovered The Brampton Halt Pub & Restaurant, about a 30 minute drive from ours at Chapel Brampton. I’d accidentally discovered it with John C a few weeks back when he and I met at Sedgebrook Hall (it was almost next door!).

This time, we met up with Geoff & Rhonda and Paul & Sue for a late lunch. And in spite of the familiar location we had a torturous journey there courtesy of a slightly confused Google Maps that in effect, sent us round in a big loop. The estimated 20-minute journey turned out to be closer to 45 minutes!
Sad smile

On arrival, the car-park was full, so we proceeded to the overflow area where there was plenty of space. We all arrived about the same time and after a quick natter outside, we headed for the Restaurant. I had a bit more time to study the place this time round and it certainly has plenty of character – there’s a volunteer-driven railway station & track nearby and acres of eating space outside!

Service was as good I remember it (luckily it wasn’t too long ago!) and we were soon seated at a rather cosy table-for-six inside (it was a bit blowy to be eating outside!). The place was already heaving – a good sign perhaps!? We were soon looking through the menu and more especially the ‘Specials’ board that had at least another dozen dishes on it – yummy! IN the end, after much indecision, we all skipped Starters, and I settled for the Duck as a Main and the Chocolate Brownie as my Dessert – all good food, served with a smile!

We also had plenty of time to catch-up with everyone’s news too, AND have an initial discussion about our communal picnic at Boughton House on the 12th August where there’s an outdoor showing of La La Land.

It was good to see everyone again and after a slight detour home due to a problem on the A14, we were home just a few seconds before Steve from Jaguar returned with the XKR (it’s got an intermittent fault with a headlight, that wasn’t couldn’t completely solved, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed!)

See you all soon at Boughton House!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Laptop Coaching: Word Processing (Part 1)

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Today, we began to look at the core abilities of modern word-processors.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Laptop Coaching: Windows 10 and the App Store

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Today, in our third lesson covering Windows 10, we looked at the App Store.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

A Day in Teigh

It was a great drive over to see our friends Nick and Celina today – and to see what progress they’d made with their recently acquire property – and to see their new additions to the family: ‘Salt’ and ‘Pepper’ – two six-week-old black and white kittens.

Wow! what a transformation to the house since we were last there almost a year ago – and even though there’s still plenty to do, what they have done was very tasteful.

Then it was off to a local Garden Centre – Gates for a quick look round (fantastic!) before dropping into The Wheatsheaf in nearby Langham for lunch

Delicious food awaited in the shape of an ‘Indian Risotto’ and a ‘Mega Waffle to Share’

Then it was back to theirs for a quick cuppa before making our way home. Another fine day with friends!