Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Question: "What does God want me to do?"

We ask the question what does God want me to do? for a variety of reasons. We may be facing a big life decision and truly want to follow God’s plan. Or we may be searching for God and believe that there are steps to follow or rules to keep in order to find Him. Or we may ask, “What does God want me to do?” because we can’t find purpose or meaning in our lives and suspect that God is keeping it from us. Whatever motivates the question, the Bible has answers when we are wondering what God wants us to do.

When asking what God wants me to do, remember that we are not human doings. We were created in God’s image as human beings to communicate and walk in harmony with Him (Genesis 1:27). When we focus on who we are in Christ and study the Scriptures, we will know what God wants us to do.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 November 2019 Update

12th Nov 2019: Microsoft started rolling out the free Windows 10 November 2019 Update. For those keeping track, this update is Windows 10 build 18363 and will bring Windows 10 to version 1909. You can grab it from Windows Update when it’s served to you, or try to download it manually (when available in your region).

Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released seven major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, April 2018 Update, October 2018 Update, and May 2019 Update. The eighth one arrives this month.

Update - PM 15/11/2019: I have updated my laptop to Win10Pro v1909 - a really fast upgrade: 5-10 mins including download, install & reboot! No visible differences - some minor changes.

Every year, dogs are thrown away like rubbish! Please help the Dogs Trust care for an abandoned dog, this Christmas.

Three-legged Boxer cross, Missy was found wandering the streets just days before Christmas. She had been thrown away like she was nothing – just another piece of rubbish. Thankfully, Missy was rushed into our care. She was clearly traumatised by her ordeal but what made her situation even more critical was that she was heavily pregnant.

We did everything we could to make sure she and her puppies knew they weren’t rubbish - It’s what we do for every dog that comes through our doors.

What is wrong with some people? Dogs are a beautiful, precious part of God's creation, & they are good for us too! Always love & care for your pets especially at Christmas, and if possible give to an animal charity like Dogs Trust or Healing Paws. Thanks x. 

Monday, 11 November 2019

Top five (six!) classic bikes to buy now before they increase in value

Here is a great article from Bennetts - BikeSocial with recommendations as to what to look for if you are in the market for a modern classic motorcycle. I'm glad to see that prices are much more reasonable than they were a couple of years ago - when a bag of bolts would cost a king's ransom! 

This is their shortlist - & I'd pretty much agree:
1996 Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit
2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000K5
1985 Yamaha V-Max
1993 Ducati M900 Monster
1994 BMW R 1100 GS

For my money - I'd add this to the list: 1983 Honda VF750 SC (Sabre). This was one of my fave big bikes in the day. Now a minter (like these: Bike1 or Bike2) is £2.5 to 3.5k. Doer-uppers start @ £600! They did have their issues (OK, major issues - camshafts!), but when sorted (& they invariably are - or they wouldn't be around 30+ years later) they are cracking bikes. Santa - please take note... ;0)

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Reading for today: pray for our politicians

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people -  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Read all of 1 Timothy 2 at Bible Gateway

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Stop the press: Bimota are back. Again!

*** Unveiled at EICMA 2019 *** The Kawasaki Heavy Industries group considers it a privilege to be able to, through Italian Motorcycle Investment, support the BIMOTA brand in its revival.

Ooooo I really hope this will be a the MCL show later this month! Bimota are the ultimate in outrageously sexy motorcycles. Cutting edge tech & engineering, stunning styling, eye-watering price tags. Essentially: Italian! The Tesi H2 could be an awesome thing: hub-centre steering & the amazing H2 supercharged engine. Hold on tight - to the bars & your wallet!

Not enough sockets in your house? Buy this place - it's the EC socket mountain!

Buying a house is a major ordeal. You go from door to door, months zip past and something's never quite right... then you find it, "the one". A five-bedroom home in Pinner, Harrow, northwest London"I could see the girls growing up here," your partner utters with tears in their eyes.

Indeed, the listing on Rightmove looks none too shabby on the surface. "This family haven is situated in a family-friendly location just approx. 1.7 miles [2.7km] from Eastcote Station and 1.1 miles [c 1.8km] to Pinner High Street," the description burbles.

Because not once does the cheerful text acknowledge the sheer number of electrical sockets festooning interior walls of the house. Trypophobes and OCD sufferers should probably look away now!