WordPress Reader is ignoring us again. It’s now 5 days since WordPress updated the feed for this blog. This is the third time this has happened in as many weeks. I understand that self-hosted WordPress sites are lower priority than WordPress sites ; and as we don’t actually pay WordPress for the services we use, it might be unreasonable to expect we’ll be at the front of the queue, but if this is what anyone using the free accounts can expect, then really there’s little point in posting at all, since when a new post does finally appear it will be so far down in the Reader it’s far less likely to get read at all.
I’ve composed this post on the WordPress app rather than on the ‘native’ dashboard for biggarden.scot. Will that make any difference? Let’s see …
My mum, Betty Barbara Gregory, pictured here in 2014, passed away yesterday afternoon. J and I warmly thank the staff at Taigh a’ Chridhe Uile Naomh [Sacred Heart care home, in Daliburgh] for their loving care of Betty, not just during the 18 months and more that she was a resident, but since she first went there for day-care twice (later thrice) a week in late 2013.
Betty’s wishes were to be cremated, and her ashes to join those of my sister Barbara, my father, Keith, and and other family, at Hutcliffe Road Cemetary, Sheffield.
We will remember her in the midst of our daily lives.
Jonathan: The internet must be awash with photos like this! Denise is not a technophobe, but she doesn’t like technology for its own sake. She’s been quite content with a phone that makes and takes calls and text, and the advent of anything more sophisticated has always been met with derision and contempt! I had an early-ish Samsung smartphone for a few years until it succumbed to bootloop (the smartphone equivalent of dementia) shortly after I ‘retired’ from civil engineering and construction work, and I have simply had no need for anything like that at all since. Denise’s 10-year old Nokia feature phone on pay-as-you-go has been more than enough for both of us.
Denise is soon to embark on a wee escapade which involves taking photos, dealing with reservations and such like, as well as keeping in touch with back home, all whilst travelling light.
And you know what, the answer to all those things is …
The old Nokia has been passed over to me (or rather back to me – it started life as my work phone!), and Denise has got a shiny new … Yes, that’s right!
And what utterly astonishes me is that she’s not at all grudging about it’s advanced features. Look, her face says it all!
[D] Okay, Okay – Point made!