Well, I’m pleased to announce that I am finally online!  Things were touch and go on the computer front for a while when the pre-loved machine I have been lent for the time being became very temperamental about being switched on.  In the end I removed the side from the tower and after locating the wires which ran to the on button, gave them a bit of a wiggle, I also wiggled some other wires for good measure and low-and-behold, normal service resumed.  I don’t have a printer yet so I still walk up the road to my local library when I need to print anything, which is good as I am in danger of not leaving the house!