Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Problem with video

Posted: May 7, 2020 in Announcements

Some people had a problem accessing the video I posted earlier today. I have now changed the settings and this issue should now be resolved.

Something we can all join in

Posted: April 30, 2020 in Announcements

Keeping going

Posted: March 27, 2020 in Announcements
Migrant Hawker

We are pretty much on lockdown now except for trips to the shop, to get food, and walks in the park next door. I have a few trips I haven’t written up yet so I will continue with those for the time being and then see where we are, material wise.

Looking forward to emergence of local butterflies and Dragonflies

New Year Greetings

Posted: January 1, 2020 in Announcements

Wishing you all a peaceful and joyous New Year

Christmas Greetings

Posted: December 25, 2019 in Announcements
Short-Eared Owl

Wishing all of you a joyous Christmas celebration!


Posted: December 9, 2019 in Announcements

I am away for the next two weeks and so am going to post some photos which didn’t make it into original posts. I will be back posting regularly after Christmas.

The Small Tortoiseshell is one of the UK’s commonest garden butterflies. It may hibernate over winter and so is one of the species that can be seen on warm days throughout the year.

It is found across a wide geographic area stretching from Western Europe to China and Japan. There are even a few records from New York but this may have been deliberately released there.


Posted: August 15, 2019 in Announcements

It took 24 hours longer than anticipated but we got our internet connection. Today the engineer located a break in a cable which had totally killed our system. All fixed now.

Living in anticipation

Posted: August 13, 2019 in Announcements

So we have a new router and are now waiting for the connection tomorrow and then hopefully normal service will be restored.

The last 5 weeks have been quite a eye-opener as far as how much we use the internet. If you had asked me before I would have said we were light users – email, this blog, some video watching but nothing with any great impact. But once it isn’t there you suddenly realise how much you do use it.: looking up train times, the weather, checking what’s on TV or checking the answers to questions etc etc…. It has been astonishing how many times we have gone to do something and ‘oh no we cant do that, there’s no WiFi!’

Still as they say tomorrow is a new day………Hopefully!

Oh there it goes again

Posted: August 9, 2019 in Announcements

So the internet stayed connected for 3 days this time! But now its down again.

A lady from the ISP phoned me yesterday on my mobile (our landline isn’t working as its on the same supplier) to ask why we were changing. I told her we had 5 days service in the last 5 weeks and that was very slow. She said she was very sorry to hear that and asked had I reported it. I said I had but had no response from the ISP. She was sorry for that too! When I asked her about the problems and whether our money was going to be refunded for lack of service, she told me that wasn’t her department she only dealt with cancellations. I refrained from saying she must be very busy at present!

Checked ISP site – no problems reported. Checked independent monitoring sites nationwide complaints about lack of service!

Roll on the 14th when hopefully normal service will be resumed with new ISP.