I was delighted because now I wouldn't have to struggle with technical Turkish in pop-up boxes, and at least I might be able to understand most of what I'm doing.
Within the last couple of months a pop-up has appeared telling me that the Windows programme I am using is counterfeit. Hardly surprising really, considering that a lot of what you buy in Turkey is fake. Or as market traders, selling watches, sunglasses, designer bags, will proudly refer to as "genuine fakes".
I can't get rid of the pop-ups until I uninstall the fake programme and purchase a genuine copy. I'm not really confident about doing this in Turkey, so I thought it best to wait till I get to England next month.
However, after checking prices online, I discovered that Windows programmes are very expensive and it would seem cheaper to buy a secondhand netbook with the programme already installed.
Last week my brother checked eBay, joined an auction, and managed to get me an identical netbook (an English one...yay!) for £89. He's checked it over and tried it out and it's in excellent condition. I can't wait to be rid of these pop-ups which appear every few minutes!
My daughter has finally had her laptop repaired. It's not been working for months...in fact I believe since last year. Because of this we haven't been able to talk via Skype so I haven't seen my gorgeous grandsons since I was there in April.
So, this afternoon there they were on my screen. I can't believe how much they have grown and it was so lovely to be able to see and talk to them again. It was Jimi's first experience of a webcam and he seemed quite taken with it. And Billy sang me some songs that he had learned at nursery school.
Only 20 more sleeps and I'll see them for real!
|And this is them, talking to me this afternoon.|