Category Archives: general

Pretending to be a medieval scholar

By | April 8, 2024

Today, I want to let you know about a tip that I discovered over the Easter break, when I was whiling away a rainy afternoon with a good book. Since I was away from home, instead of filling up all my bag space with heavy paper books (which admittedly, I’ve done before and will probably… Read More »

Keeping my promise about widgets

By | April 1, 2024

Some of you may remember that a few months back, I said that I would explain how to get a little display of the current weather conditions on the home screen of your phone or tablet.  You can get these little displays for your computer as well, tucked behind a button on the taskbar. These… Read More »

“Hi mum” messages & the importance of updates

By | March 25, 2024

The other day, my mum received a WhatsApp message from a number she didn’t recognise that said “Hi mum, I broke my phone earlier so I’m going to be using this number until I hopefully fix it.  Please save it x”.  Now, at face value, this doesn’t sound too alarming, does it? However, neither my… Read More »

Postal voting and stamp prices

By | March 18, 2024

Last week, I explained all about needing photo ID to vote, and how to get a free Voter Authority Certificate if you don’t currently have the right form of photo ID. So this week, I’m going to explain how to apply for a postal vote – which is another alternative for if you don’t want… Read More »

Are you ready to vote?

By | March 11, 2024

Since October last year, it’s been a legal requirement that you have to bring photo ID with you to vote in person in a general election – although this doesn’t apply if you’re a postal voter.  I’ll have more information on postal voting in next week’s newsletter – stay tuned! As we’re due to have… Read More »