Good morning (UK GMT),

Last night sitting down watching the TV, there was a clap of thunder which sent both dogs and the cats quite mad. Within two minutes this was followed by a phone call from a friend to remind us to turn off both 'boards and the computer. His advice was good as within the next 20 minutes, there followed a tremendous storm with 2 power-outages to match. Although all our equipment is protected by surge equipment there's still the loss of unsaved data to be considered.

So, a thought for the day, if you know a storm is coming, let your friends and colleagues know; they might well be very grateful.

Mark, Michie & Lucie