Important dates and how not to miss them

By | June 3, 2024

I’ll start with some reassuring news… we’ve talked a couple of times in the past about how BT are planning to scrap the current system that they use for landline phones.  Originally, the plan was to have made the switch by the end of 2025, but recently they’ve extended the deadline to January 2027. You… Read More »

Taking inspiration from Indiana Jones

By | May 27, 2024

When you think of the 1989 cinematic masterpiece that is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you probably remember lots of whip-cracking, derring-do and thrilling chases, all set to a very stirring soundtrack by John Williams. What you may not remember is the bumbling but lovable character of Marcus Brody, a rather hapless archaeology Professor… Read More »

More pennies for the summer holiday fund…

By | May 20, 2024

Since summer is coming up (not that we’ve seen much sign of it up here in the Lakes), I thought I’d share a tip that should come in very handy if you’re going abroad anywhere. Last week I was away in Greece for a few days, and as I was getting all packed and organised,… Read More »

Hush little WhatsApp, don’t say a word…

By | May 13, 2024

This week, I thought I’d tell you about quite a handy feature in WhatsApp that lets you mute the notifications from individual conversations.  Personally, I’ve found this very useful for group chats, but you can do it for individual people as well. I started doing this after I joined a WhatsApp group for climbers in… Read More »

Duracell Bunny? More like a Duracell turtle!

By | May 6, 2024

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.  Just a quick one from me today, since it is a bank holiday. First, I wanted to remind you that there’s no-one in the office to answer phone calls or emails today.  You can still order the new books though – just click here to read the full… Read More »