Thursday, 17 April 2008

Thursday 17 April

Good morning from a brilliantly sunny Stornoway - but with a keen easterly wind. Not feeling warm at all. I managed to sort the problems with Internet Explorer, after a search on the Microsoft website. For a change, they gave some useful advice. Had to deep delve into areas of my PC that I didn't know existed. Anyway, IE 7 is back on the PC and working fine.

Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Hainan Island in southern China, and they are going on a raised state of alert. Not much information to be gleaned from the Chinese weather website, but they are aware that a category 2 typhoon is headed their way.

The mother of Shannon Matthews, the 9-year old who disappeared for 24 days in February and March, is to stand trial in November. She will be in the dock alongside the man accused of Shannon's abduction. Karen Matthews is accused with child neglect and failing to inform police of Shannon's whereabouts.


  1. I hope Shannon is in a stable environment, I cannot imagine the emotional duress this poor child will have in the future knowing her mother was such a wretched person.  Bless her heart, I hope her life turns out well.

  2. I'm glad you got IE back up and running.

  3. the mom knew where her daughter was and did not tell? How terrible. I do not understand people  sometimes. Glad you got the PC issues fixed.

  4. pic 61; is there a low rocky promintary near to the shore...or did you picture a submarine disappearing? Lovely sheeps, aww. the standing stones are awesome...must be huge.