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A very merry (if slightly baffling) Christmas!


With my birthday and Christmas being only two days apart – bad planning on the part of my late and much missed parents – I’m always overwhelmed with gifts and cards at this time of year. That doesn’t mean, of course, that I’m ungrateful, just sometimes spoilt for choice as to which to focus on.

Maggie at Christmas

This year I’ve been given a smartphone by my nearest and dearest. It’s a rite of passage and I’m finding it as much of a challenge as when my old typewriter was replaced by a computer. The number of apps available is making me quite giddy, but I’ll let them wait until I’ve mastered the basics. Fortunately, plenty of help is at hand within the family and I shall be taking full advantage of it over the next few days.

26 December, 2013 - There are 3 comments on this story

  1. I find that ‘help’ from – ahem – certain people can be more akin to taking over. I’d recommend downloading the on-line instruction book to your computer (not the phone) and doing as much as you can before running the flag up the flag pole. Sometimes, when I get ‘help’ I end up more confused than when I started.

    Sandra Midgley -

  2. I’d advise dowloading the on-line instruction book to your computer (not your phone) and doing as much as you can before asking for help. Sometimes ‘help’ leaves me more confused than when I started …

    Sandra Midgley -

  3. Good points, Sandra. It’s going to be a steep learning curve whichever way I do it.

    Maggie Cobbett -

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