I’ve had a terrible week, and I’ve hardly slept at all as I’ve been so worried.

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been to the 200th Commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo, followed by the Jungfrau region of Switzerland, and then little granddaughter Isabella’s first birthday party.

As I was then off to the Piemont region of Italy within a few days, I loaded and filed the photos on my computer and deleted them from my camera.

At the weekend, I wrote a Switzerland story (see tomorrow) and tried to open the file to choose some photos. It was empty!

I know that information is always on the computer somewhere.

Criminals often think they’ve deleted all the evidence, but they never have.me2

I actually felt sick as I was so upset. Then I called Image Recall, 01489798393. I’d bought their software   when I had camera/computer problems before.

They were ever so helpful and loaded some extra software for me.

It took over an hour to go through all my camera memory card, but I’m relieved and happy as I’ve got most of the photos back again!

While it was searching all the photos, I went out and told a lady in a supermarket what had happened.

She told me that she’d lost her phone with all her daughter’s photos from birth to age one on it.

The moral to this story is, back everything up. Use memory sticks, discs, or even photo printers.

Nothing lasts for ever, but at least you’ll have a backup.

Meanwhile, I’m sure that the original file will turn up one day in a place where I least expect to find it!

Thank you again Image Recall, but I hope that I never need your services again!

Do make a note of their name. You never know when you’ll need them!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.