I have to extend a massive apology to all my blog readers, I have had the mother of all nightmares. I posted my last post of 2013, logged off, backed all my images and then decided to organise my desktop, when my computer froze after a few minutes of panic a black screen appered with a helpline number of the manufacturer of my laptop with a fault code, my hard drive died. Now apparently I was meant to send the computer and wait for a replacement, I wasn't happy at that and told the lovely lady what I thought of the idea....the lady was actually in agreement and organised a "credit" note with a well known High Street electrical store/supermarket, I got my replacement on the 28th of December, struggled to find all the product "Key codes" for the reinstalltion of various computer programmes...the worse bit was remembering my security password to log on the net...idiot.
Add to that various relatives were having a real xmas nightmare with no power, so guess who decided to host relatives over the xmas period, that's right, me the original xmas scrooge, 16 relatives in a two bedroom house, it was fun...it really was! Four turkeys in the oven at various stages and Xmas kind of saved, I even took out my nephew for a spot of birding, he loved this kestrel we pulled over for.
So really sorry for the late publishing of comments etc, my broadband is a bit slow today (first day up and running) so I'll be playing catch up over the next few days with various blogs once it speeds up, I've missed out on, it was nice to see some of you guys had noticed comments hadn't been published and seemed concern, thanks for the concern and I'm sorry it was out of my hands, I don't own a smartphone, I hate them and had no way of checking back to my blog. I hope you're all ok and had have and a good xmas and the weather has been good to you all.