However, once you get past the temperamental technology and the customer services part, it is wonderful.
Because through the power of Blogger I found an old school friend I had lost touch with. Someone I had been friends with and sat next to at school from the age of about 8. We even went to the same university together, but then she went off to be a hot shot lawyer and I married husband and moved to Manchester.
Anyway, through the miracle of Google I found her blog. I left a comment, and before we knew where we were I had invited her to tea. She came round for tea and cupcakes and a friendship was renewed!
Then, after tea today, when normal service was resumed, I ordered my on-line shop to be delivered on Friday so that I can go to my parents' next weekend.
After bath, daughter and I watched an episode of "Trapped" via the i-player and finally, t'internet was again fabulous in allowing me to e-mail pictures of daughter's first riding lesson to her grandparents and godparents in the blink of an eye.
Now, putting them on my blog, all my friends can see how she got on:
Isn't t'internet brilliant?