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Our Nige; B****y Technology, steaming ears and high blood pressure.

Sodding narrowboats are supposed to be relaxing well not when you’re trying to link your stupid blog posts with the even more stupid b****y facebook account and you’ve gone through it 177 times checking you’ve done what you’re supposed to and then finding out you missed a bit. Agggghhhhhhh SSSSSSSuuuuuuggg gaarrr. Then it still won’t link up and every time you manage your posts you click on the damn “needs authorization” link and press the bogsnorkelling “Authorise” button and it just goes back to telling you to stokfestering “needs authirisation” again and shows you the “press this” widget thingy again which is another piece of dampseaweed infested techno bable along with all the other ISDKS and APIS and none words that they make up instead of using words idiots like me can understand and it makes me hair fall out and me teeth itch and me nose run and if it carries on I may have to end it all by throwing myself willy nilly under a fast moving kayak and cause untold trauma to the unsuspecting paddler.

Ooh I feel so much better now. Anyway the gist of what I’m trying to get at is do any of you nice people out there know how I’m supposed to authorise my posts so the link appears on my FB home page. Others are doing it so obviously I’m not quite pressing the right buttons or I am pressing the right buttons but not necessarily in the right order, as someone once said.

Many thanks

Techno Bable Barry the enlightened one. hehehe

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Our Nige

55 years old. I work in registered care as a care assistant and have my house up for sale and when sold will be buying a narrowboat of some kind to live on. Been a bit of a dream of mine for many years. Don't know for certain if I'll like it but I'm really looking forward to it and think that I will. I have been looking at boats and reading and talking to people over the last 6 to 9 monts and sometimes I feel like I might know what layout I want. I will be on a restricted budget of about 25 to 35k and will be looking for advice and tips to help me make a fair start on the water.