Thursday, 18 December 2014
It's been a rather odd week since I returned to the Island. Little or no Internet access has caused me more than a little irritation and wasted time communicating with India. I shall not go on about it too much, I promise, but after being, in effect, called a liar by a lady who, in all probability, has better degrees than I have but, unfortunately, could neither easily understand me nor make herself easily understood to me, I got the bit between my teeth. After many days and being told that an engineer would come on the afternoon of 12 January, I eventually gave notice that I was going to institute the formal complaints procedure against BT. I'm sure that it was sheer coincidence that within an hour my broadband had returned to what is normal here. Given that BT tell me that they are only contracted to provide a download speed of 0.2 Mbps (which is just about adequate to get emails but not really to blog) I'm doing pretty well.
Whilst I was away we went for lunch with friends and on the way back Anna and I went into the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery which we visit frequently. This view looking over to the University tower on the way out struck me:
I've been experiencing weather during the last month that I haven't experienced for 9 years and whilst a lot of the time it has just been dark and grey and wet and windy some of the skies have been quite spectacular:
I've also had a frosty morning (which is unusual for my house which is so near the sea) when the pond froze over. That's the first time I've ever experienced that.
Obviously coming up to Christmas most of us are very busy with one thing and another but now that I'm back in Blogland I'll hopefully do my usual catch-up with everyone.