Sunday, December 23, 2012

My new Neurosurgeon

I don't see my new neurosurgeon at the Wellington (which is for private patients). I see him at Bart's as a NHS patient, but this is a video he did for the private hospital he works at. He explains things well and he made me feel I had some options when I saw him on Friday.

Video Link

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Autumn tree

We went to Bluewater this afternoon. I took my camera but although we drove through the road where our local woods are either side and then through part of Dartford heath I forgot to take any photos.

The trees in the car-park at Bluewater were very colourful though, so I took a couple of photos there. The sky was lovely and blue but it was cold - even though you are sheltered in what used to be a massive chalk pit.

This camera has GPS on it so it can show where the photos are taken and also if there are any points of interest nearby.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Windows 8 - my opinion

Showing part of the apps screen
Home screen
I pre-ordered my Windows 8 from QVC so I received it on it's launch day.

At first it seemed quite interesting but I didn't enjoy using it. I use Windows 7 premium and a Samsung Galaxy tablet and a smartphone so I understand about technology, but this just seemed a mix of everything but without a touch screen.

It won't import pop3 e-mail accounts unless you install something like Incredimail yourself. And unless you can afford Word you have to download a simple word processor. many of the apps that were preinstalled tell you to create an account and sign in - even if they are free. You have to make up loads of usernames and passwords doing that.

It does have a refresh function though as well as system restore, but if you refresh it takes the computer back to the state you got it and so you lose any programmes you might have put in yourself. we installed Webroot cloud as it is faster than the trial version of Mcafee - but refreshing the computer removed it and other things. We tried all this just to see how well things worked.

My first computer was Sinclair zx, then I worked on through Commodore 16 and 64 and then through all the windows editions. I have had them in desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Windows 8 is much faster, but you have to keep switching between screens and it takes ages to find all the functions. I don't even use most of the apps.

After a week i gave the machine to mum who got to grips with where everything is but she has now decided that she doesn't like it either - so it is going back - one of the advantages of QVC.

I am typing this on my Windows 7 premium, Toshiba, duel core laptop - white and easier for me to see all the functions on.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The paralympics London

I really enjoyed watching the opening of the paralympics on Channel 4 last night. The fireworks, which we could hear, were even louder than what we heard when the main Olympics opened.

From BBC

I was annoyed with Mr  Cameron though, as he said about disabled people concentrating on what they can do and not what they can't. Good, but he means let's take most of them off benefits.

They said all the athletes had physios and trainers, loads of people to help them, lucky them - I don't have a physio.

I am proud of all those athletes who have disabilities like myself but have achieved so much with all their hard work, but perhaps Mr Cameron should think about the disabled and sick, the disabled and old and the disabled and poor. Where is the help for the rest of us?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Going to pay my respects

It was my birthday last week so on the day I decided to pay my respects to my friend. The stonemasons told my friend's wife they will have to wait for 6 months before they can put up a headstone because they need it all to settle.

It was not really a very nice day but when we got to the grave the sun came out and it was hot. The fields are right beside his grave and the view is right down to Reculver. A marsh Harrier flew across the field but I wasn't able to capture it.

Georgie trying to get comfortable

 I took this night, Georgie often lays on his back, he tosses and turns all the time and doesn't stay still for very long. I couldn't get to my new good camera so I had to use the one on the table which doesn't do such clear photos

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Some flowers in our garden.

Trying to get more used to my new camera. These are flowers in our garden taken a few days ago.

I bought this CD a few months ago

I like this goup's music and enjoyed watching them on the Olympic closing ceremony

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Smile Graphic #35

Joy can give you hope when you wake up to a brand new day. Your happiness can also rub off onto other people, so if you see someone looking glum then give them a smile.

You never know, it could brighten their day and make them feel more positive about their life.

Don't smile too manically though - otherwise they will think what it says on the graphic above!