Before We All Return to Cave-Dwelling Again..
The idea before Lent was that I had planned on writing to this blog instead of writing long-hand in my journal. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Kingdom.. Firstly, I managed to pick-up a whole bunch of matching spiral hardback notebooks at half price. Secondly, I’ve put volume and page numbers on them. And thirdly; well, I just find writing long-hand a lot more inspirational. And it’s FUN going low-tech!
So, next, I was looking for a small manual typewriter. And my local charity shop/goodwill finally came up trumps, so I am now the proud owner of a Royal 200 from, I believe, the late ’60s in perfect working order and a fine ribbon.
It has some amazing marvels! Consider these features: (1) instantaneous print-out in two colours, (2) guaranteed unhackable, (3) virus free, (4) never needs upgrades, (4) never crashes, (5) NO eye-strain viewing screen to squint at, and — wait for it – (6) she uses zero electricity.. so I can still keep writing when all the world’s computing systems go to the wall and we return to the caves.
However, if I want to tell the great wide world – and you – of this marvelous discovery of mine, then I really need the Web, a keyboard and a PC. So, that’s why – after the great silence – I have returned to update my blog. At least before retreating to a candle-lit desert cave like a monk.