Poppies in the Moat

At the beginning of the week I was notified that my ‘Poppy from the Moat’ was due to be delivered within the next two days. After a delay it turned up yesterday and upon opening the parcel I found the poppy was still slightly damp after several weeks residing in the ‘Tower Moat’. I am pleased with it and I am pondering on where  to plant it. A photo will follow in due course, today I was far to occupied with another of this weekend’s deliveries…

My new computer (a belated birthday present, mostly from Mr C) arrived and I was busily copying files from the old computer and installing a virus checker, office and publisher on the new computer.  What took up most of my time was trying to get my Outlook files copied across, on that front I have so far failed.  The files that I saved from the old computer are not the files with the data I need… The newer versions of Outlook work in a very esoteric way!! I will have to go back to the old computer and try to figure out exactly where all that data is stored.

Apart from my frustration with Outlook my new computer is a joy; it is fast, it doesn’t freeze and lock up and above all it has sound which I have been missing for many months. There will be a bit of a learning curve with Windows 8.1, but I will soon get to grips with that ;-)

As to the other deliveries they were all to do with Christmas…

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 6th 2014

18 Responses to “A Delivery or Two”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    The story about your poppy is touching Cherie…

    as for getting a new computer… i know exactly where you’re at… i changed mine after a crash back in September…
    it took a lot of time to re-install all of the applications…
    then there were my photos:
    82.2 GB …. 20,351 Files, 1,245 Folders

    but they are backed up in two external drives…
    i also have an archive with other pictures that go back 10 tears on a second hard drive on my old desktop PC…

    • CherryPie says:

      Thankfully mine didn’t crash before it was replaced. It was however on its last legs!!

      I keep a back up of my photos and documents regularly and it was only a case of making sure I had backed up the latest.

      Outlook however has proved quite taxing!! My main data (including contact list) from there has not been saved (in the files that I located) so I need to go back and work out where and under what file name that has been stored…

  2. ubermouth says:

    Happy belated Birthday Cheryl!!! There is nothing like a brand new pc is there? is it a laptop or desktop?

    How did you acquire a poppy from the moat?Fascinating! you must plant it. :)

    I look forward to seeing a pic when you,re ready to delight us with one.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you :-) They were available from the Tower Website. I have been following the project since before the poppies were planted there. I purchase one just a few days after they went on sale in August.

      My mum has one too and they are both completely different.

  3. You actually bought one ;)
    I wish they actually told where your order poppy was installed at the Tower.

    • CherryPie says:

      Your not the first person to say that the poppy location should have been given. However, I think that would a huge task to undertake…

      • Ha ha… There’s one thing called GPS, you know. ;)
        All they need to do is tag it.
        Simple, really.
        Each poppy should be given a unique serial number or bar code.
        And then, by entering this number online, you can pin point your purchased poppy at the Tower.

        Plus, you know what?
        They should label those poppies planted by PM Cameron, Duchess of Cambridge, etc carefully. And let people bid higher for those extra special poppies. Say maybe £500 per poppy to begin with, it’s for the charity so why not? ;)

        Another thing, they could have done is charging people more for special serial numbers, eg 77777, 123456, 1010101, etc Believe it or not, some people would pay for to get their desired number for good luck. ;)

  4. Astrid says:

    I am happy that your two poppies arrived safe and sound. Give them a nice place, they deserve it.
    As for the new computer, congratulations. I think you are very brave to do it yourself. I have in that regard, NO CLUE. I have some knowledge, but when I buy a new laptop, the ICT guy can fight with it….. I hope that day is NOT close by.
    I run Windows 7, nothing wrong with it… Windows 8.1 erm… does that mean that they already sorted out a glitch in the system??
    Good luck with installing!!!!

    • CherryPie says:

      I haven’t worked out where I am going to put it yet.

      I had Windows 7 on my old computer and still do on my laptop. I thought it was best to get the latest operating with a new computer. I checked with someone who knows before I went ahead with it. Windows 8.1 so far seems fine, if a little different from Windows 7. I have removed most of the superfluous stuff that had been automatically added.

  5. How wonderful to have those special poppies….and I am with Astrid as to your being brave especially where Windows is concerned….now with a Mac I can easily get all the software up and running but Windows baffles me. Good Luck!

    • CherryPie says:

      I actually like having a PC rather than a Mac there is more I can do with it. I am OK with installing programs so that is not too much of a problem for me. But I much prefer an iPhone to other more complicated phones that are all singing and dancing

  6. Amfortas says:

    Happy Birthday Cheryl. I hope your new computer will be soon fitted with a free Skype download. There are people – like me :) – who would love to chat for ten minutes or an hour.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you, that is sweet of you. I was thinking that I should re-install Skype when I got my new PC. I will have to dig out the account details or set up a new one.

  7. Ayush says:

    great close up. i have been seeing this quite a bit and i like your version a lot. and i can imagine your pain on moving computers!

  8. J_on_tour says:

    Wow, not sure whether to congratulate more with the poppy or the computer, the poppy however is the ultimate keepsake.