Daffodils and A Technician

26 Jan

A few days ago our lovely neighbour delivered some Cornish daffodils for our 13th anniversary of moving here. They were all in bud but have now opened and are glorious, two vases full.  On our first evening here, in 2008, before the removal vans arrived,  we were sitting on the dining room floor with our daughter and her friend, enjoying our first meal in our new house – a Chinese takeaway. There was a ring at the door and there was Sue with a jam jar full of Cornish daffodils. She joined us on the floor and shared our dinner and it was quite clear from that moment that we would become very good friends. She has brought us daffodils on our anniversary ever since!.

Our internet has been down all day.  It has been quite a salutary lesson to realise how very dependent we are on being connected. We had an art lecture on Charles Rennie Mackintosh to attend in the early evening and later on I was to join a zoom choir session. We realised we couldn’t look up what to do to sort the problem, we couldn’t do our online supermarket order, couldn’t  ‘chat’ to friends, couldn’t do any banking and the list went on.  I wouldn’t be able to do my blog!  Happily, a very efficient and friendly technician from BT (British Telecom) was able to sort us out in a 40 minute phone call and there we were back on line in time to sing!  Thank you Scott from the Exeter BT help office.


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6 responses to “Daffodils and A Technician

  1. commonprose

    January 27, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Daffodils are so springy and cheerful. Glad you get them every anniversary! I went to the Macintosh lecture yesterday, and to your choral group. Checked out of the choral program early since I didn’t see your lovely face. That’s the only reason I went. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2021 at 10:12 am

      I love that you were listening to the same Art lecture that we were! Are you going to the Hopper and Wyeth talks too? I made a big decision about the singing group. I’ll email! xx

  2. Judith Butler

    January 27, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Good morning Sally, Scott is one of the many unsung heroes, key workers, who keep us going and able to connect with the outside world. Great work!👍🥰 Stay safe everyone love Judith

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 27, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Absolutely he is! I need to find a way to sing his praises with BT! Stay safe, lovely to hear from you. xx

  3. nrhatch

    January 27, 2021 at 3:03 am

    We usually get Chinese take out for dinner on move in nights too!
    Love the daffodil.

    Yay! For great neighbors.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 27, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Yay indeed. We couldn’t have landed anywhere better! 🙂


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