I Got A Purple Star For My Bournemouth Lens

Well not me personally, my Squidoo lens on Bournemouth got a Purple Star.

What is a Purple Star?

The definition says:   This page was handpicked by Squidoo’s editors as one of the most remarkable pages on the entire site.

It seems like it was a long time ago now (although it was only 10 days) that I found out that my  lens had earned the coveted Purple Star award on Squidoo and started to create this post.   I was so excited, and  was all set to publish this new post about this, when I got busy with some other tasks for a few days, and then my laptop decided to crash on me.   The Hard Drive got horribly corrupted, and having realised that it wasn’t going to be possible to get the system restored, I decided to buy a new 500gb Hard Drive to replace the 120gb one that came with the laptop.  The existing drive was already 90% full, despite my offloading my Music and Movies, so getting a larger drive was the best solution.  Since it only cost $90, it was well worth it.

The problem is that any system restore like this takes time, and in my case 4 days!  It’s not just restoring Windows, it’s downloading and installing all the programs, remembering your logins and settings etc.  Lots to do.

I was very fortunate in that I took a backup 4 days before, and since I keep 7 days of mail on the server, I only lost updates to a couple of documents, and any emails that I had sent out in the last few days, but nothing else.   PHEW!  I am so relieved to have the system back…

And now it’s time to play catch up, and work on creating another lens that might get an award…

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