So my laptop was out of action all day yesterday as I took all sorts of action to persuade it to boot up with Version 6 installed. No go. It will only play in Safe Mode and that's sod all use for when we're on the boat and it's our only method of sending and receiving email. So I found a back door through safe mode to a system restore point prior to un-installing Version 4 and will run it until the key expires sometime in March/April. After that, I may resort to AVG, the freebie I used on the old PC. Unless someone reading this knows a simple way of installing and running Version 6 with Windows XP SP2.
On to happier news
spikereader - your parcel arrived yesterday. Thank you so much for your generosity. I really hope you will be able to join us at dinner on the Saturday evening.
MWNN returned from France - bearing gifts; a beautiful, tiny wooden box inlaid with amber; two packs of 3 'mini' vintage champagne bottles (2 glasses in each bottle); three Buffy DVD 'specials' - Angel, Willow, and Faith in French (dubbed unfortunately, I hope the original soundtrack's available.) He's happily camped in front of the new flat screen TV watching the rugby; now I understand why he wanted the 32" screen.