Well - what a week. On Monday, Virgin Media arrived to install Broadband, phone and TV. TV seems to be OK although Virgin have had a fault, but it was general and not "me" specific. Phone is working OK BUT.... I was advised that yes, I could have caller display..but when ringing to activate this, I was advised that it is not yet available in my area!!!! Ring back in 2 months in case anything's changed!!
Broadband... Installed OK and wireless connection is working. The router is not as good as the one I had (Belkin) in that I'm experiencing more "drop outs" than before; a remedy needs further investigation.
BUT the very enthusiastic installation technician suggested (from something I said about IE always crashing) and then downloaded some Adware detection software and ran this. I should have said "NO". Since then I've had a PC problem in that when I "click" to select and item (whether on the PC or the web) it takes forever to activate!!! If I use a keyboard shortcut there isn't a problem. The software found Adware in some files and quarantined them. They are registry files. I'm slowly losing the will to live but hope an IT friend of mine can advise me tomorrow!
That aside, the week has been a goodie with a very good friend staying for the week. This visit ended this weekend (which we spent down in Sussex with my Mum) and I got back home later this afternoon. I'm now catching up.
We did visit RHS Wisley where the bees and insects were visiting too.
This youngster I found in my garden; it looks as though it's been attacked by something - sadly.
Warty Frog or Toad?
Walking in Bushy Park, this Common Darter posed for us.
Then a visit to Wisley produced, a "woven" sculpture of an Oak tree emerging from an acorn.
Sadly a rather tatty Red Admiral
and a Meadow Brown on Buddleia Bicolour. Wisley were trialling buddleias and I rather liked the soft colours of this one.
Down along the River Wey the sun reflecting on the water, gave this lovely view.
In the glasshouse, the water lilies were blooming
and back outside the bees were enjoying the flowers
and the hover flies kept them company..
Up on Battlestone Hill the feeder's area was well attended...
by a Great Tit
and a Blue Tit
A flutter was enjoying the Verbana (a green-veined white????)
A good week with my friend - thank you K :)
400 (no, not birds) and some chats
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