Friday, 9 July 2021



Talking to my friend and next-door neighbour a couple of days ago I told her I was having problems with my mobile phone.

She offered to get her 21 year old daughter to have a look at it for me.

Having done so she (the daughter) explained that I needed a new Sim and that she waould get it sorted for me.

Since it is only a very basic phone and I only use it for calling emergency taxis if needed I agreed to get it up-dated.  She kindly did this for me but it is now no longer a Vodaphone but has a much simpler and easier to renew Tesco Sim.

Having put a new number on it (irrelevant since I never leave it switched on) it is now ready for use.

At midnight that night I was startled out of a deep early sleep by a loud ring-tone and still half asleep staggered into the next room to find my phone illuminating the whole room and making enough  noise to wake the whole County.

I must have left it switched on so immediately turned it off and went back to bed.

The next  night (tonight), exactly the same thing happened again.  This time I put a light on to make sure I turned it off properly.

Unable to go back to sleep and now a bit nervous as to why or even how a phone which is turned off can turn itself back on, and also why midnight is its chosen time to do so, I wonder if anyhone can throw anhy light on my mystery?

If it happens toorrow night I might just decide to answer it.  Or maybe not, what do you think? 


  1. PS Sorry about all the typos

  2. Hope you don’t mind me popping on to ask if you know if Jean Rolt is ok? I notice she hasn’t blogged for some time.
    I know you don’t blog regularly Ray so hoping you are keeping as well as can be expected ? x

  3. Hello Barb
    I'm afraid I have no way of knowing. I had noticed her absence but have no email for her so was u nable to try to contact her.
    I stopped blogging in July when I felt I had nothing of interest to share and can only hope that the same applies to Jean.
    Like most of us I have found the Pandemic has made some profound changes in my life and am slowly re-emerging.
    I hope you are OK too?

  4. Hi Ray
    Yes I think you’re right she’s realised she has nothing new to share. It just seemed odd for her to stop suddenly after blogging daily for years.
    Glad to hear you’re slowly re-emerging Ray. Keep Safe x

  5. I hope you are Ok this Christmas, Ray? In touch to wish you all happiness wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Love Sue xx

  6. Bless you Sue. I have had a bad couple of months with health problems
    And also some more domestic blips too but am otherwise Ok. Best wishes to you and yours for Christmas and New Year
    May 2022 be a better year for all of us