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Hello everyone…I’m so sorry to have disappeared for so long… I had an initial attack from a really nasty virus on my laptop which cost a fortune to sort out & I have had so many problems with broadband connection I just couldn’t do much online. I won’t bore you with the details but it really has been going on all winter.

Anyway…I have dipped in now & again to GoY just to make sure you are all still around & I have seen some people have left & many new ones have joined.
You are all enjoying the Spring & after a long winter what better tonic than the first sight of green buds & shoots poking thru’? Certainly makes me feel better! My garden is full of delights again … blooming bleeding hearts & delightful daylillies! Luscious lupins & clambering clematis! Just lovely.

I have finally managed to shake off Sky & switch to BT & my speed is better so a good time to say hello again & I’ve missed you! Oh … & the kitters have missed you too!

Hope you are all ok & look forward to catching up with you, & your gardening news.

Best wishes, Fluff.xx

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Hi Fluff glad you got it all sorted at last.

16 May, 2010

 

Welcome back Fluff,good you got all sorted:~)))

16 May, 2010

 

Hello you two! Nice to hear from you again ... has it rained with you today? It tipped down here in Dorset!

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Fluff nice to have you back with us..

16 May, 2010

 

Hello Fluff, glad you sorted out your broadband problems. :o)

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Fluff, welcome back. Your kitties look very laid back, bless them.

16 May, 2010

 

Hello Fluff nice to hear from you again .

16 May, 2010

 

Carol & Sandra! Hello! ... & Gee & Mavis ... lovely to have your welcome - thankyou. It's funny to see different avatars for some of you!

My cats & husband are definitely the laidback ones in my family ... I'm the strung - up one at the moment!!

It's going to take me a while to catch up with the latest topics on GoY!

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Fluff,welcome back.Yes things have changed on here just as they do in the garden lol. Can't turn your back for a minute eh !!

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Aster, thankyou ... no - turn your back & everything moves on! That's good tho' ... I see there's lots of new members which is great.

16 May, 2010

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Amy
 

Hi Fluff , welcome back , you've been hibernating haven't you ? I don't blame you with the dreadful winter we have had , I hope your problems have been solved with the computer .. :o)

16 May, 2010

 

Ha ha yes ... hello Amy ... nice to hear from you ... I suppose I was in a sort of hibernation!
My speed is a little faster now ... everything took so long before it really wasn't usable & I just gave up.

Oh well ... back in time to hear how all your gardens are flourishing!

16 May, 2010

 

Hello Fluff , glad to have you back, I had a few problems with my computer so I know the feeling very well !

16 May, 2010

 

Hi Valadel - thankyou.
It's miserable isn't it?! You feel so useless too... I spent hours on the 'phone ranting & raving but to no avail. Oh well, I guess we're all in the same boat with technology!

Hey ... nice cats!

16 May, 2010

 

Fluff ------ the times I've said " I'm going to throw this d## computer thro' the window" !
So are your kitters , thanks.

16 May, 2010

 

Hi ! :o) I thought you had deserted us lol. It's nice to hear from you again. I hope your computer problems are over now.

16 May, 2010

 

Welcome back Fluff!

We too had a nightmare period over internet links, with AOL and BT both blaming each other. This went on for weeks together with faults on the phone line as well.

I hope youre sorted now - as we are.

All we need now is the weather to improve..................:))

16 May, 2010

 

Crikey, was worried there for a sec.......thought something had got inside me pooter but then smiled when I realised it was a piece of Fluff back on my screen!

Good to have you back girl and I've been trying to catch up meself as been busy with work these past few weeks.

Great to see you back and the kittens:o))

17 May, 2010

 

Now Hywel ... how could I ever desert you & the lovely Blodwyn?
How are you both? Yes hopefully I'm up & running again now ... if I disappear once more you'll know I've been & gone & done it again!!

Hi Rachelsmum ... lovely to hear from you ... I was in Cardiff the other day ... wonderful city. Should've popped in for a cuppa!

Dan the Man!!! That made me laugh ... glad to hear I'm irritating your pouter as usual! Just as it should be!! Ali still putting up with you is she?! Lol!!
Thankyou for your welcome ... I've missed so many people. :o)

17 May, 2010

 

We're both well Fluff thank you for asking. Blodyn sais "Miaw" to you :o) x

18 May, 2010

 

Hi Fluff..
Nice to have you and your pretty pussycats on GoY again :o)

18 May, 2010

 

Well ... hello TT ... really good to hear from you ...thankyou. Hope you & your animal family are all well.

18 May, 2010

 

Hi Fluff.
Yes, thanks. Conker's coat growing back nicely after the chemo... you can see pic on my latest blog..

Your cats are looking cuddly and well :o)

18 May, 2010

 

They are thanks TT ... I should think so too the amount of love they get!!
Glad Conker stood up to the chemo ... he's a little fighter eh?
I'll go have a peek at your blog...x

18 May, 2010

 

:o) x

18 May, 2010

 

.......at long last! Lovely to have you back with us on GoY Fluff :o)))
Have you sown this year's Morning Glory seeds yet?

18 May, 2010

 

Glad you`ve got over the glitch with the computor Fluff nice to have you back.
If you haven`t sown the morning glory yet don`t worry cause I reckon the ones I`ve sown have probably come up in Dorset cause the`ve definitely not come up here.:o).

19 May, 2010

 

Hellooooo Lily!! Thank you! It's lovely to talk to you all again.
I have a packet of seeds .... but ... they're still in the packet! How lazy is that? I will sow them this weekend!!

Ha ha Stroller ... that's fine by me if they come up here & thank you! If I see them I'll send you a photo!! :o)

19 May, 2010

 

Hello Fluff, You probably dont know much about me but I have been around a while, but like you I've had nothing but problems with my computer, not broadband I'm o.k. with that have BT, no an Acer computer, only 6 months old never buy one of those. So I can commiserate with you. Anyway just wanted to say, nice you are back, and love your pussy cats, Although they wouldn't go well with my canary. This one is Titchy, my first one was Fluffy.

20 May, 2010

 

Hi Titchy ... nice to hear from you ... Poole isn't far from me ... we are on the North Dorset/Somerset border & I often wish we were nearer the coast.
I've had a peek at your profile & blogs ... your garden is really well laid out. Different levels & slopes make for interesting planting & you've done it all beautifully!
My daughter has an Acer laptop & it's rubbish ... I was given one for a present but changed it to an Advent ... much better.
Your canary is gorgeous ... & what a great name for your first one! I approve!!
Saw some red ones in a petshop only yeserday ... didn't know you could get red canaries! :O)
P.S. No need to worry about my cats & your Titchy ... One would yawn & say 'Nah, can't be bothered' & the little one would run away at the first tweet!!

20 May, 2010

 

Nice to have you back with us again, Fluff! I understand your computer problems as well. My computer (desktop) broke down in January. Fortunately we still had my wife's "old one" ,(desktop, too), as a couple of years ago she got herself a laptop. She uses it all the time now. I swapped mine for hers but there were lots of things I couldn't do as I had lost some programmes I had installed on mine. I lost all my contacts & favourites from my browsers as well as all my photos & songs. Fortunately I had a 2nd hard drive in the old one & I had been using it mainly for storage. After a couple of months I transferred it to this computer & got back all my photos & music & one or two programmes. :-)

22 May, 2010

 

Fluff - just a quick response from me to thank you on your comments about my garden, well yes it is different but today I have really over done it on the terraces, pity nobody took a picture of me, climbing about up down sidewards doing a balancing act, good job I am still agile, but for how much longer? You know I was brought up in the mountains and did climb a few but that was then and now is now. And now I ache all over. Yes Poole is really a lovely town and near such a beautiful beach, did you see on the net "Headline" 10 best beaches in England and Bournemouth came first. No you don't live far a way, but from your fotos I have seen some lovely countryside. That is very nice too. Anyway as long as we have gardens that's the main thing. Lets hope the weather stays fine for a while. Quick response! What a laugh, I know I go on a bit. sorry

22 May, 2010

 

Hey hey no probs Titchy ... always happy to listen to 'going on a bit'!!

Thanks Balcony ... I stupidly let my spyware run out ,,, don't know how or why it didn't alert me to it but a bad virus took hold when I was trying to find song suggestions for a cd I was making up for a party. The music sites can be the worst for letting in nasties & I was unprotected.
I couldn't do anything on it ... one page would load on top of another & it wouldn't even shut down.
For £70 a local man cleaned my laptop up & managed to re-install most of what I had & keep all my photos. I don't know if that was a good deal or not but I had to do something.
I now let my spyware tell me in a very loud voice that my system is secure & I run regular scans! Once bitten & all that...;O)

22 May, 2010

 

My wife thinks I'm paranoid about security on the computer but in 8 years only once (the first!) have we ever had a virus on the computer!

We'd been having problems & did a "back-to-the-factory" reinstall. We didn't realize the antivirus wasn't working when we began to experience, what we now know as, DOS, (Denial Of Service), attacks. The computer would boot up (start up) then we would get a warning that it was about to shut down again, then it would turn itself off! Frightening when you have only been a couple of months with a brand new computer on the internet & are almost complete novices!

Fortunately a cousin of my wife who lives in the Canary Islands was able to help us out as they had had the very same experience not long before. So, between reboots & telephone calls to Gran Canaria, we eventually got it sorted out. <<PHEW!>>

Now I make sure my antivirus & firewall are on & up to date. I change my antivirus occassionally & have given a new firewall a spin. I normally use ZoneAlarm for firewall & AVG for antivirus. Antivirus software I change quite frequently. A few weeks ago I had a firewall & antivirus in one installed but I had very little control over the firewall & when the trail period ended I uninstalled it.

24 May, 2010

 

It's a minefield balcony ... everyone has their favourite antivirus stuff but it was my fault (altho' I blamed hubby of course as he set it up ;o)) ... I just didn't realise it had expired & I'm sure the poor thing tried to tell me several times but I had switched off the sound as it was annoying! Biggo mistako!!

Ho hum ... we live & learn.

24 May, 2010

 

As an addendum to that ... my husband says ... & I quote ... 'you can NEVER be too security conscious where a computer is concerned' ... okay okay ...just cos he got the blame!!!

24 May, 2010

 

You can tell him from me that I agree with him 100%! :-)

26 May, 2010

 

Ok Balcony ... I guess he does have a point!! :o)

26 May, 2010

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