that full broadband connectivity will be restored mid week!
this is in New Zealand, but we have similar outcroppings on Bodmin Moor – not that I could perch on top of it like this guy! LOL
AH! – the joys of ‘superfast’ broadband use in rural Cornwall… The reason I’ve been so quiet on here lately is that my dedicated wi-fi router has gone kaput and I’ve had to rely on accessing the interweb via my tablet using a public wi-fi network, which has patchy connection that is infuriatingly slooooooooooow…
This all went pear-shaped on the 21st June, which co-incidentally, as well as being the summer solstice, was also the hottest June day since UK records began. Soooo – I was fairly sanguine when I started the long tedious fault reporting process with BT (my ISP) the following day, using guest wi-fi at a v. posh restaurant lounge bar on Dartmoor. Thankfully you can now do all this online, rather than going through the Indian sub-continental call centre, which is generally guaranteed to up my stress levels to monumental proportions.
Since achieving getting on their fault monitor radar, things took the predictable downturn back home on the hobbledy-hoy public wi-fi network, made worse by my not being able to use my PC – 😦 This was because the last thing that I did manage to download on the 21st was a Windows 10 update, which appears to have wiped out my wi-fi network options when the fault first manifested. It now steadfastly refuses to allow me any alternative options to the single one that Microsoft has kindly selected for me…
Anyhoo – I hopefully only have to limp along for another 72 hours, as the engineers are coming out on Wednesday! 😛 I have to get up early that day anyway (the kitchen people are going to measure up for the new worktops then as well), so hopefully things will be back to what passes for normal around here! 😀
Oh – and I just managed to work out that I can update the blog wallpaper for a suitable ‘flaming’ July look later on today. So, enjoy! I’ll hopefully be around a lot more in a few days time! 😉
Home-made re-blog from the SKORN blog (major brain fuse going on today!) – here’s episode 8!
Sue Bridgwater is one of my earliest literary cronies and my brilliant go-to-gal for all things editorial. With Jano, she was one of my first roleplay sparring partners with her bardic character Saranna, who is also a different, demi-godlike protagonist in the Skorn series.
Perian’s Journey, is the first book in the Skorn series. To find out more about Sue and her work, please do follow the original blog links back to the Skorn blog, or go HERE!
Then one evening…a small ship sailed up the Siannen from the sea and dropped anchor below the Lavrum bridge. The watchmen on the North Gate of the town saw the beautiful craft with the golden light of the setting sun on its sail and soon the town was alive with rumour. People mounted the city walls and watched the lone sailor take in the sails and batten down the hatches, then disappear below decks as night fell. Light came from windows at the stern and no more movement was seen. Though few ships came to Lavrum in these days, nobody went to enquire of the master of the ship what his business was. But the taverns of the town were busy late into the night with people arguing whether this strange ship brought good or ill. The general view was that there had been no good news for years and so this must be a sign of some further disaster to fall.
On the following morning the watchers on the wall saw the sailor lower a small boat and row to the quayside. He jumped out, made fast, climbed the steps onto the quay and walked briskly up the road to the town. A small crowd had gathered inside the North Gate to get a closer look at the stranger and his path was blocked as he entered the town. He courteously asked the way to the palace and proceeded on his way, ignoring the questions of the bystanders.