Website Makeover (2021)

Yes, it’s that time again! An opportunity to refresh the look and feel of my personal website – StevePalmer.com. With ‘you-know-what‘ giving many of us plenty of time on our hands at the moment, it’s been the perfect opportunity to pick up some new knowledge and skills! 🙂 In truth, I could have left it …
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Holiday: Devon in Seven! (Day 4)

No stress at all for ‘the driver’ today as we’re leaving the car at the station and travelling by train to Plymouth! Thanks to ‘Lockdown 2.0’, it’s also our final FULL day here as we’re heading home tomorrow (instead of Saturday). I shan’t miss those narrow, twisty-turny roads at all! 😣 10.05am: It was a …
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Tech Alert (No. 1211) 😁

Yes, it’s that time again! – technology marches on, and I’m looking to replace my ageing BT router – the ‘Homehub 4’. It might only be around 6 years old, but that’s a lifetime these days for this sort of tech! Why change? Well, normally, it would be simply down to more whistles and bells, …
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The Great (Fire)Wall of China!

It’s our big holiday-of-the year soon – to China – with our long-time travel companions, Ralph and Karen. 😁 But this trip is going to be a little different from our previous adventures together in terms of how we keep you up to date. Why? In China, most western-based social media activity is completely blocked …
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London Mini-Break – Day 3 (of 3): Suits you Sir!

Our final day in London today! Ahh, that’s better! I feel a walk down Oxford Street coming on (before midday!) On our list today… The Samsung Shop in Oxford Street St. Paul’s Cathedral A trip to the Theatre …and knowing us, maybe more! 😊 9.20am: We were out earlier than yesterday, but confident we’d miss …
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Best Nest!

Ann and I drove over to Stratford-upon Avon for our regular(ish) get-together with good friends: Alan, Mags, Ian and Ann. Our eatery of choice this time was The Swan’s Nest Hotel opposite the River. It was the in-house eatery Bistrot Pierre that was our ultimate destination and I thought we’d never been to it before, …
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The Weekend – Sponsored by the letter ‘f’

A weekend of fun, friends, fine food, F1 and err, a fone! Friday Ralph and Karen are joining us for the weekend. We haven’t seen each other for a while and there was plenty to catch-up with! Probably the most important task was to begin finalising details for joint trip to China including understanding the …
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Easy PC!

Off to Cambridge today to meet up with Sally B. We’re on a mission to seek out a replacement Laptop to replace ‘Isla‘ (who has enjoyed a great innings since February 2015, but it’s time to retire her!) 😮 First stop was to be John Lewis who had some cracking good deals and where we’d …
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Normal Blogging Service Resumed?

Phew! After another very techy week problem-solving, I think things are now back to some state of normality with my Blog posts. It’s taken far too many hours days weeks getting it all working again – and I hope I never have go through all this again! 😡 The Short Version It’s now working! If …
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