TECHNOLOGY: Yet again my laptop let me down by refusing to let me in. Microsoft just ignore you when you try to get an answer from them regarding any problems. If they didn’t have such a stranglehold, I am sure many people would leave them for another operating system.

ANIMALS: Two days ago my free range pigs decided to become even more free. Despite putting in pig fencing to keep them within the boundaries of my land, one Colditz-minded individual decided to explore the outside world of the C7. Fortunately it was returned to where it should be. Unfortunately, it had obviously told its friends how wonderful it was and they did the same thing the next day. This despite repairing the initial escape route. They even take electric fencing in their stride by merely going ‘Ooh’ when feeling the twinge, but still going through. Professional fence erectors have been approached but all have weeks long lead times. This means endless sleepless nights until this is resolved. Alas, my repair-scarred hands are tied by circumstances beyond my control.

SMILE OF THE DAY: Why can’t bicycles stand up on their own? Because they are two tyred.

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