Computers!!!!! As it happens I can do far less than I at first realised on Alan's computer. He does not have 'Word' or 'Excell' or anything like that. He uses it mainly for the internet and languages (he is a fluent German speaker and dabbles in a number of other languages, including Russian). Added to that he likes 'flying' with his Flight Simulator and that is about it.
Worse than that, when I came to connect my external hard drive it turns out that nothing is backed up since it was first installed at Christmas! I have missed something somewhere. So I cannot access any of my photos either.
I think I am learning a great lesson here - do not take anything for granted with computers and check everything regularly. Do not leave those necessary jobs like sorting and filing photos and getting them onto disk etc. Keep stuff backed up and up to date and check that this has been done, do not assume.
So for the immediate future I can only post newly taken photos.
It seems so much of the practical side of my life is contained in my computer. Who would have thought how much we would come to relpy on these machines.
It's quite a busy week anyhow. Our church is continuing it's nightly prayer and praise time. These evenings have been excellent. Pilgrims Hall, the retreat centre that I am involved with is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this coming weekend so I am heavily involved with that. We have a whole weekend of outdoor praise and worship in the grounds. There are many local Christian worship groups taking part so this will be an ongoing and continuous thing throughout the weekend except Saturday evening when there will be a more formal gathering. Sunday morning many local churches are coming together for worship and the breaking of bread, after which the outdoor worship will continue. For those that are camping they will be in a constant atmosphere of praise. Alan and I will be part of the team in the prayer tent. I am sure I will have some photos after the weekend. At least they will not be locked up in my computer!
Hoping to take a break tomorrow and have a day out - more photographs!
For the moment I can leave you with some photos of my garden this week.