Just add owl

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About 9 years ago I had an hour at our local wildlife sanctuary as a treat for my birthday. One of the highlights was the chance to fly this owl. Unfortunately I can’t remember what species it was, but it was a magnificent bird.

The sanctuary takes in birds and animals that have been in private hands and then the owner has not been able to look after it, either because the bird or animal got too big or was too expensive to look after. I just love how flexible it was, turning its head round on its shoulders. I think we will have to visit again soon. 

The Beatles

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I was bought up in the 1960s so although I was there I don’t remember a lot about the Beatles – I was too young.

But even now after over 50 years if a Beatles song comes on the radio or TV I can pretty much sing along with the lyrics.

I remember hearing them, some of my favourites are:

Love me do

Help

Can’t buy me love

Hey Jude

Eight days a week

There are others but I’m useless at remembering names of songs!

I loved their harmony, I loved their funny ways, I loved their experimental music as they evolved.

I’m just watching the Ron Howard documentary about them and it’s bringing a few memories back but as I say because I was a child I missed anything about them on late night TV so I’m learning a lot from the documentary.

Supporting red nose day

Red nose day is a British charity which started many years ago. They do a telethon every two years and do comic sketches and serious reports to raise money for good causes. So far they have raised over £40 million. The money is split 50/50 between the UK and other countries..

They are trying to fight malaria, end child marriage, support families in need.

The comic relief symbol is the red nose. They sell these and other merchandise to raise funds. That’s why I’m wearing mine here 😜

An answer?

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A friend posted a plea for help on behalf of one of her friends earlier today, and I tried to reply to say it wasn’t their fault and how they should not have to accept bullying behaviour  But it’s hard to find the right words.

Then I just got up from bed to get a drink and this is what I saw on the door of my fridge “it doesn’t matter what others think of you, all that matters is what you think of YOU” Bebin Sharma.

Apologies to Bebin for using their quote  I hope it was acceptable to use it. But I thought it was very important to share this quote. When everyone is against you there is some comfort in this little sentence.

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New editor review. Plus link from WordPress for help with it.

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I’ve just reverted back to the old classic editor (thanks Martha Kennedy for explaining).

I tried to get the new one. I really did. But there are too many bells and whistles I don’t understand.

If I had to rate it I would give it 7/10.

Its not bad, but for someone like me who can’t code and who has only rarely used html… What is that anyway? I was just flummoxed.

Things like tags, I like using tags so people can find my stuff. It took me a while to find them on the old version. I found them again on the new editor. But although I eventually found the publish key I don’t know whether they showed up.

My other problem reverting to classic, is that I have already written this once. Pressed preview and then an error message came up, page cannot be found! It feels very much like a poem I wrote, “unexpected item in the bagging area”. So I put in a plea to WordPress to ask for help. No response yet. I’m not saying this is bad, just that I’m not clever enough to understand. ….

Post script.. .

I’ve had a response from WordPress… You can use this link for more information on how to use editor:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/

E-mail HELP

My email server has decided to kick me out so I can only contact people on messenger. I can’t work out what to do. I’m using two devices so I know by trying both that its definitley the server and not the device.

Who do I contact to sort it? My phone company , a computer shop or a phone shop? It’s asking me to verify my password, but it doesnt like what I put in, even though I am right! Argh…I hate when this sort of thing happens. It doesn’t happen often but when it does it can take hours or days to sort out! And is it just me! Is anyone else having problems?

So what should I do? Any ideas,

Please give me some ideas! (NOT RUDE) Thanks PicsArt_1541470184883

STOP PRESS..STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS….

well I scanned my phone and now the emails have gone on that but not my tablet?!

How do I?

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Add a link to my Facebook or Instagram pages?

I’ve seen other people do this. It must be quite obvious. But after looking round this site I dont know how.

Someone will read this and laugh and say “Christine you do this, or you do that, simple”.

But I would like to find out how please?

I have friends who haven’t worked out WordPress yet, I managed to do it, but can’t remember how.  As you get older you definitely do get more forgetful. I call instructions “destructions”. Both me and my partner often don’t look at instructions, we try and take an educated guess..,which is why the gazebo blew down and when we put a frame tent up once the curtains ended up on the outside…but that’s another story….

So, I am asking you kind people …what, how, where, all those daft questions newbies like me ask.

No doubt your answers will help other newbies too!