My emails keep bouncing back ... well I think its only the ones sent to Hotmail addresses but its soooooo frustrating as I don't know which messages have arrived safely (or been rejected) until a couple of hours after sending them. My provider is Talk Talk but when I checked their Help Pages - well, they weren't very helpful!
A client in Singapore who wants 2 dog portraits and 1 horse portrait uses hotmail and its taking 4 or 5 attempts to get each email through to her .... I'm tearing my hair out.
A 'Google enquiry' shows that this is a common problem at the moment but nobody seems to have a good answer ..... so if anybody out there has suggestions I'd be most grateful as the problem is escalating. I've been out all afternoon and returned home to find 5 emails have bounced back to me - all from contacts with Hotmail email addresses.
Some happier/more positive stuff ...
As a lot of my fellow artists will know, one of the best pencil sharpeners on the market just now is the cheapo desktop manual sharpener from Lidl stores. Lidl rotate their stock/lines so the art collection is usually only available a couple of times per year. The sharpeners are just £3.49 each and far superior to the 'professional' models marketed by major pencil manufacturers at 10 times that price. I thought I'd missed the boat as the last promotion (locally) finished in January but David popped into the Canterbuy Lidl store yesterday and found they were still displaying the sharpeners so he bought 4 for me - they will last me several months so I'm a happy bunny!!! Thank you David :-)
and we had a woodpecker in our garden this morning. I spotted him from our bedroom window and called downstairs to alert David. Unfortunately by the time David got the camera set up the woodpecker had moved to a fatball container which was partly obscured by tree branches/twigs so this is the best he could do ... but its a Greater Spotted Woodpecker and this is only the second sighting we've had in our garden in 5 years so I'm very 'chuffed'. The Greater Spotted woodpecker has a very distinctive red 'undercarriage'
and poor David has been diagnosed with Shingles so he has an explanation for all the aches and pains he has been complaining about for the last few days. He's expecting sympathy but with so much going on over the next few weeks he'll have to wait his turn I think LOL
So, first priority is to resolve this issue with emails/hotmail rejections. Then finish the coloured pencil family portrait and the 3 pastel dog/horse portraits. I have pictures to select/hang at the exhibition in Whitstable next week ... oh and we have a daytrip to France booked for later this week (booze cruise) so never a dull moment.