Sunday, 24 January 2010

Computer Probs!

  My New Year's resolution was to write a blog at least once a week.  Then my computer threw a strop and I had to relegate it to the bin!  Which meant buying a new one.  Ouch!
  Tom set it all up for me, and it worked OK, but the printer didn't and the internet connection was flaky.  Then my NEW computer decided to throw a few childish tantrums which needed more of Tom's expertise.  Still didn't have a printer.  It totally refused to recognise the new computer and obviously wanted the old one back.  They'd been friends for years!  Bless...
  Tom sorted that out, and the computer decided it really did like it here after all and settled down, finally making friends with the printer.  It now works and so does the printer.  Even the internet connection has decided life's not too bad after all and is working.
  Oh, the joys of modern technology.  Wonderful when it works, soul-destroying when it doesn't!
  All I can say is thank you Tom.  Thinking about it there are quite a lot of computers and laptops in Skeffling that Tom's expertise is keeping going!  In fact, quite a few of us would be lost without him.
  Maybe now I can get back to a normal routine, and, hopefully, it'll get warmer soon. 
  If I haven't said it before, Happy New Year everyone...

Thursday, 7 January 2010

If you've read Tom's latest blog on Skeffling Chatter you'll know he's given a big pat on the back to lots of people who keep our lives running during this dreadful weather.  I did add a comment he'd forgotten our Postie.  But there's someone else I forgot.  The lovely man from who's just delivered my shopping!

To be honest I'd find life very difficult without my regular shopping order.  Carrying heavy shopping on the bus is not an option these days.  I just can't do it.  So shopping online is the perfect answer, and they've never let me down in the 7 years I've been doing it.

So, once again a big Thank You to, and especially all those people who deliver our shopping in all sorts of miserable weather.  They're always on time, too. 

If you haven't tried getting your shopping this way yet, it's worth it...

Snow, Snow, Snow...

If you've looked at the Community Website Noticeboard, you'll see Skeffling News won't be arriving through your letterboxes this month.

Sorry about that, but it's a question of distribution.  It's not easy wading through all the snow in the freezing cold, so I'm opting out this month.  Hopefully the snow will have gone by next month and Skeff News will be back to normal.

Hopefully there'll be some news for the February issue.  If you've got a story, or want to share a particular viewpoint with other readers, please let me know.

Friday, 1 January 2010


It's 2010!  From all of us at the Community Website hope you have a really good year. 

Last year brought more than its fair share of worries and problems to a lot of people in Skeffling.  Yet I firmly believe every cloud has a silver lining.  I'm not the only one either.  I've had loads of messages on Facebook today saying a heartfelt good riddance to 2009.  And now it's the 1st January, so lets make this year rock!

If you'd like to send New Year greetings to someone, or a list of New Year resolutions you're bound to break, put them on Skeffling Chatter.

One thing I would like to do is say a huge THANK YOU to all you readers of LOVE ZONE.  I do appreciate your support and I hope you keep coming back.

Another big THANK YOU to everyone who visits the Community Website.  It hasn't been going a year, but it's getting visits from all over the world. 

So what's waiting for us all in 2010.  Well first of all you've got to remember to put 2010 on your letters and cheques instead of 2009.  That'll take a few weeks.  And believe it or not our days really are getting longer!  Not long now until spring and all those beautiful flowers will be blooming again. 

There you go.  That's one resulution to start the New Year.  Be optimistic.  It's well worth a try...