Thursday, 1 December 2016
A Thursday treat from Val
Well this blog post almost didn't happen today, as we spent the night in Accident and Emergency in Oxford with Sophie. She had had a nightmare that a man was in her bedroom and in a panic threw her clenched fist out to hit him, but sadly missed the imaginary intruder and made contact with the wardrobe door, judging by the funny shaped dent in her knuckles she must have hit the the door where the handle is, it is very swollen. We arrived at A&E at about 8.30pm and we were quite surprised to have been seen and Xrayed within the first half hour, sadly our hopes of a swift service were soon dashed, we waited another 3 and a half hours to be told that nothing was broken, keep it elevated in sling for a couple of days and it should be fine in 7 to 10 days!
We didnt get home until 01.30 am, oh boy was it cold, approx -4 on temp gauge in the car.
I managed to get my tablet changed yesterday afternoon, it crashed again so we popped straight to Argos, at first we were told that because we didn't take out the Extended Warranty they wouldn't help us, I then told them that we hadn't had it a year so it was still under their one year guarantee, he 'ummed and arrrghed' then got the Manager, a lovely lady who couldnt have been more helpful, she looked it up on their Computer, saw what date we purchased it, (we couldn't find receipt, but Paul had a statement that showed the purchase), she looked into the guarantee and first of all said that Lenovo offered a repair service, I explained that this problem had been dealt with by Lenovo and that they had wiped all my saved files, and this problem had occured twice since, I didn't want to wait while they sent it away. She could see my frustration and turned to us and said "actually i don't think they do offer repairs, so I will offer you the price of this one at purchase off of any other Tablet" how kind was that, proper Customer Service is hard to come by these days and is certainly worth shouting about when it does happen, I will write to the store and tell them how helpful she was. I ended up with a different make, the same make as Paul's (Acer), he has had his for over two years and has had no problems, this one is more upgraded than my other one too, it cost a little more but it was worth it, I store a lot of photos from the blog and other content so needed the extra 16GB of space. I was just setting it up before we set off for hospital, so thought I would do my blog in the waiting area, but for some reason this tablet will not recognise my Google account, therefore I can't sign in to blogger, the main thing I use the tablet for, I will investigate further tomorrow, it is Android 6 instead of 5 but I don't if that would make a difference, I really don't do technology!
On to Val's gorgeous Pop-up Box card, Va's first I think, though you wouldn't guess that by looking at the box, it is so beautiful, finished to a really high standard too, I love all of the New Baby embellishments that you have used, this is certainly a perfect keepsake card, I am sure it will be treasured by its recipient. Val did say that Wendy helped her a little with sticking the inside support pieces in, I think this is the trickiest part which a lot of people find difficult, you have to have them measured perfectly. One tip that Karen suggested was to cut the top flap parts a little longer than needed, then trim the extra off (after you have scored and folded your card) this will give you the perfect width of card. I think that I will do a quick video, explaining those trickier parts.
Val thank you so much for sharing you amazing New Baby Pop-Up Box, I don't think that this will be on the shope shelves for long.
Sorry for the epically long post, I do tend to ramble when I'm tired, the match sticks holding my eyelids open are just about to snap so I had better go. I hope you are all still asleep after reading all of this.
Have a lovely day, mind those icy roads though Ladies,
Love and Huge Hugs