Too Peaceful?

“There are few things as charming and attractive as country life, especially when we are tired, stressed, and overwhelmed by the noise and pollution of the city. Country life is the only available type of paradise for people who seek peace, calm, beauty, and harmony.” ~ Unknown

Empty Fields 1 resized

This is my second offering for GC and my photo challenge Peaceful over at Weekly Prompts. I’ve also linked to three other sites (detailed at the base).

Standing on the roof terrace surveying all that is below, I am once more reminded that something is not quite right, something is missing from this green and pleasant land, and if it’s possible to be too peaceful, then this is it.

At the end of March, Richard, the farmer who rents my land called in to pay his rent. “I’ll fetch you some lambs up in a couple of weeks!”  – Richard, I’m still waiting!

I love this time of year as I eagerly await the arrival of the lambs.  Often we have a few cows with their young calves, and they too bring a lot of pleasure, not least because cows are such curious creatures, frequently hanging over the garden wall, almost as though they’ve popped over for a chin-wag.

Cow 1

Recently, I took the bull by the horns and confronted WordPress about the failure of some our pingbacks, and not being one to let a situation slide, I badgered the company, with questions, and I cheekily offered ideas and advice.

I’m sure I must have been a very annoying thorn in the side to those poor Happiness Engineers, and they must have been extremely fed up of hearing from this know-it-all English woman who refused to give up and insisted on finishing what she started!

On Friday, a few hours after pinpointing and sending the developers a timeline, and asking what had taken place between those dates, a Happiness Engineer named James contacted me to say a developer had found the fault, and would I do some testing for them.

James was so nice to me, and I began to feel guilty for bombarding him and his colleagues with all those questions. The fault, by the way, was due to an update in the WordPress infrastructure!

Later on, I received a message from an engineer named Kyle, he informed me that he and James would work together and between them would attempt to find the cause of my iPad problems. Wow, I do feel honoured!

One problem I have is with a floating page, I can move the page around in all directions, almost as though it’s unstable. Yesterday, I realised that I only have that fault when I attempt to preview an edited post on Weekly Prompts, but it’s fine on Nan’s Farm. Why didn’t I notice that the fault was limited to Weekly Prompts?  What a plonker!

So, it’s looking likely that GC and I may have to change the theme on our Weekly Prompts site.

A couple of other iPad/WordPress errors still exist, but I’m sure they will be resolved, I have every confidence in my new best friends James and Kyle!

Word Prompt and Photo Challenges –  Peaceful from Weekly Prompts – Missing from Travel with Intent – Slide from Fandango, and Finish from Ragtag Community.

(C) 2019

29 thoughts on “Too Peaceful?

  1. Murphy's Law

    🌺🌻Happy Mother’s Day Sue!!🌹🌸

    So glad things are looking up where WordPress is concerned. I can’t even imagine how frustrating/annoying/confusing/aggravating this is for all of you who post blogs. Apparently there’s nothing peaceful when dealing with WordPress!

    Hope those lambs arrive soon! I am totally in love with that cow. What a terrific shot you caught.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. She’s gorgeous isn’t she.

      I feel sorry for the WordPress Engineers, they do their best to help with the everyday stuff, and they are always so polite and patient. As always I Thank you for your comments🙂


  2. Your efforts regarding fixing the ping back issue is just amazing. Looks like Happiness Engineers faced tough time spreading happiness regarding this one! Glad that it’s finally solved 👍
    And – I loved the “peaceful” cow!

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    1. I want to hear the sound of the lambs, and watch them leaping around, and as dusk falls I want to hear the sheep calling to their young to come back by their sides.

      I want to hear the cows mooing when the farm manager arrives with a couple of sacks of dried food supplement.

      I want to see and hear the ducks flying overhead and watch them coming in to land so they can join in the feed.

      It’s too quiet and the fields have been empty for too long. I want to hear the sound of the farm!

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      1. It’s a good job we haven’t signed the contract, I’m a stickler for doing things correctly! Enjoy the peace of the Nene valley and the beautiful birdsong. 🙂

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  3. gc

    Well my love trust me you are not a plonker. You are indeed much too classy and sophisticated a lady for that nonsense. You are an insightful, creative and concerned woman whose efforts are appreciated by one and all. We all love you and wish you the best in your Word Press challenges. xxxxxxxxxx

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    1. It annoys me too but fortunately it’s only when I use the iPad to preview an edit on Weekly Prompts not Nan’s farm. It doesn’t affect Gerry because his tablet is not iOS. Weekly Prompts is a free theme and I can’t find another that I like so until or if they fix the theme I’m stuck with it!

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    1. Good Morning Brian. (06:30 AM) No problems about the pingback. I’m glad you read the article. I always understand about catch up I seem to be doing that a lot lately.

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      1. Go to the challenge page on Weekly Prompts, Copy the url it’s near the bottom of the page. Highlight the word on your blog article and paste the url into the hyperlink box and save.


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