Thursday, 9 September 2010

My first laptop

Yesterday, as a belated birthday present, I bought myself my first ever portable computer. I am even looking forward to my next journey on a French train now: all the commuting gentlemen are well-ensconced with them, thought I suspect that most of them are just watching films. The man in the shop tried to sell me a more expensive one because the "entry-level" model I settled for "would only store 300 films" ....

It was only when I returned home from the shop that I realised it had a French keyboard. I am getting used to its vagaries now and will have to start thinking about all those accents I had become accustomed to leave out.

I have been listening to BBC Radio 3, with wonderful sound quality. It's almost as if I had never left Blighty.