Saturday, 19 July 2008

Saturday and the weather is still being temperamental

The weather continues to play hide and seek here in Bowness on Windermere. My son tells me the test match (England/ South Africa) is awful, rather like the weather really. One moment it is quite warm and there are hints of sunshine, and the next it is black clouds and spitting rain. Plans and clothes are a constant challenge and have been for weeks. If anyone is here on holiday or has been in the last few weeks- sorry! I always feel sad for the soggy tourists and be-draggled kids who wonder damply around the streets on bad weather days. Only the truly brave go hiking on days like these. Maybe I can start an informal tourist information service on my blog, helping prospective visitors with a little local knowledge.

We have just been for a little walk to our favourite Bowness haunt 'Costa's coffee'. Quite a few locals ( and regular visitors) were resistant to it coming as it saw the advent of the big chains coming into to town ( Tesco now too!). However, it is a large light room with a relaxed atmosphere and I think you could stay there reading all day and no-one would bother you. I love that.

Have just put a Tesco order in and it astonishes me how much security we have to get through these days to achieve anything! I appreciate it is for our increased safety etc but I wonder if it really is keeping the bad guys out, or just the genuine customer?

I have put our website on my blog. I hope people will visit. Soon our new one is launched. and it will more interactive and up to date. I do like the current one, but we have little control over the content other than the news page. We are doing a lot of exciting things in the business now but the current website does not reflect these as strongly as the new one will.

We are doing a whole range of NLP programmes here in the fabulous English lakes ( why would anyone choose anywhere else- the most inspirational place in the world- ask Wordsworth and Ruskin) and are really excited about becoming Cumbria's number one NLP solution provider.

It is challenging getting up to date with all the technology available for communicating. Like many people of my generation ( born in the sixties) I had no formal training in IT. My husband ( the lovely Paul) is pretty switched on ( the computer obeys him and defies me) and he has taught me a lot. I have done a lot of self teaching through trial and error and constant practise, but have so much more to learn. I am enjoying doing a bit every day on this blog, and gaining confidence in all the bits and pieces I can do on it.

Better get on with my essay- only a thousand words to go and over a week to finish.Its looking good, and I feel confident about it


Amanda Han said...

hmmm... now you are going to have to show me a trick or two - I dont know who to out a web site onto a blog!!!!


Amanda Han said...

thanks Jo,

Never realised it was on there but I think I got it figured - have added your blog to my blog list - hope thats ok!