After the holiday, more going-in-threes…
What a great few days in the Yorkshire Dales! The cottage was miles from the nearest village and couldn’t have been quieter or more peaceful. It was also comfortable. Moreover, it was the ideal centre for visiting the places I wanted to see: Ripon Cathedral; Richmond, Knaresborough, Pickering, Middleham and Helmsley Castles; Fountains, Riveaulx, Easby, Bylands and Jervaux Abbeys; Mother Shipton’s Cave; St Thomas’s Hermitage; Brimham Rocks; and of course York, particularly the Minster and the Shambles. I returned home with almost two hundred photographs.
Unfortunately, my computer has decided not to upload any of said pictures on to this (or any other) blog post – something about the parent directory, whatever that means. I’d love to share some of the pictures with my readers but technology prohibits. This is a little annoying since I’ve just had the computer overhauled – after I came home from North Yorkshire it declined to give me an internet connection for a couple of days. This was a handicap since practically all my business is conducted online, so it had to be rushed to the local electronic hospital (otherwise known as the residence of Gary the computer wizard). I can now use the internet and e-mail accounts again, but apparently I can’t upload photos into blogs!
But thanks to the wonderful Dana, this has been resolved… and here’s a photo of the aforementioned holiday cottage to prove it! 🙂
Early in August I posted a blog about everything going in threes. On the day my cancer diagnosis was confirmed, my new car developed a mysterious fault and then my CD player died. Well, I got a better CD player, the car is now fine (touch wood), and after various consultations I’ve decided to undergo brachytherapy to tackle the cancer – there’s a high chance of full recovery since the tumour was caught early and is small and localised. I face two hospital sessions in October and then probably one in November, and then of course a succession of follow-ups. The condition isn’t handicapping me and I’m not worrying about it. So that set of three misfortunes can more or less be consigned to history
But I’ve now had another set! On my return from holiday my computer developed its internet aversion and had to be treated. My sitting room clock had died, and – as with the CD player – I’ve replaced it with a better one. And then my paper shredder stopped working…
I can’t say I’m looking forward to the next trio of mini-disasters but I can’t help chuckling about the last two!