I wondered why there was an exclusion zone around Sandhurst today, I had to route around it on the way to Cardiff and it transpires that the Queen was there this morning to see Prince Harry graduate. I wonder if he will be posted to Afghanistan or somewhere closer to home? Knightsbridge barracks perhaps.
The reason for going to Cardiff was to tow a farewell message over a funeral. Very sad it was too as there were two women's names on the message and when we were over the top of the cemetery, I could see two freshly dug graves surrounded by hundreds of mourners. It was a big send-off without doubt. White horses and white Rolls Royces too.
Weblog posts may be limited for a brief period. My main PC “died” again this morning, announcing it had lost its configuration file and the system backup CD won’t restore Microsoft’s Windows to life. A terminally ill Operating System strikes me as a regular fact of life these days and I’ll have to rush it to “hospital” again in Westbrook tomorrow. The worst case scenario is having to re-install Windows and the lengthy process of having to re-install all my applications that goes with it; takes days.
One thing I recommend to anyone reading this is to have a 30 gigabyte backup USB drive connected to your PC hard disk which can mirror everything you have on your main machine for problems like this. It’s not a question of “if” your computer will die one day, just a question of “when” in my experience.
The BBC reports that Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour Marina is gearing up for a busy summer season, with classic ships and visits by World War II heroes.
In the “Millionaire’s Playground”, the maritime season starts on Thursday 20th April when a flotilla of 22 tall ships are due to sail into the harbour, as the Race of the Classics makes its only British stop in Ramsgate, weather permitting.
Just under a week later, the Royal Harbour Marina will play host to more history, when the Grand Turk arrives, followed by a visit by the little ships made famous at Dunkirk in 1940.
For more information on events at Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour Marina, call 01843 572 100 or visit www.portoframsgate.co.uk