All the householders were very welcoming and the gardens were lovely. Most of them are quite small so didn’t take too long to see each and then we went to the church for tea and cakes. It might well be done again, I think a whole day would be better if possible and maybe some of us could offer to man people’s gardens for a couple of hours so that they can get round the village and see the others.
There’s a busy week coming up and I’m way behind with my blog reading. I may take a day or two off from writing and come and visit you all and leave comments instead. I’ve been very remiss.
By the way, I wonder if any of you can advise – my last phone contract had unlimited data, but when I went to renew in December the basic limit was going to be 500 MB. They checked my average monthly use and it was about half that so I didn’t pay for any more. And for the first three months, this was fine. However in March, only a week past my renewal date I had a text to say I’d used 80% of my allowance and I had no idea why. Since I was in India for a fortnight in early April, I got by, but it happened again the next month. I consulted Ro and we decided that it was because I’d been downloading music onto Spotify so that I could listen to it offline – our broadband is so terribly slow that it hadn’t finished downloading and every time I put on the app it was downloading and using up my data allowance. So I made sure that I only downloaded using wifi and am not downloading any more music and I expected to be okay this month.
I’m not. A week after getting home, I’d used 350 out of 500 MB. I’ve hardly used it except for downloading emails and occasionally reading a newspaper or checking the weather. I have now turned emails to manual checking rather than push and I’ve only used 2 MB in the last day, but does anyone know why I’m suddenly using so much data, presumably on emails? Not having used more than an average of 250 MB a month for over 2 years and now it seems that I’d be using over 1000 without really trying, I’m quite puzzled. My usage hasn’t changed recently so it seems that something else has. Any other smartphone users found the same thing? I used to listen to the radio, use the map, use the internet etc and now have almost entirely stopped doing any of these because I don’t want to use up all the data I have. I should say that one can use the internet afterwards without incurring extra charges but it is very slow.