BT Vision

Our BT Vision box arrived today.

I had thought that I wouldn’t use the whole plug-it-into-the-broadband-and-connect-to-the-internet features because our TV is in the living room and the router is in the study.

But BT had already thought of that: it came with a sort of homeplug network setup, so that the ethernet connection is transmitted using the house’s power circuit.

They’re clever boffins over at BT.


When I was a child during my eye tests the optician always asked me: better, worse or just the same, when he was adjusting the lenses.

This afternoon’s test proved that my eyesight is still getting worse.  Although it’s not moved very far in the last four years since my last test.

I do still have terrible eyesight (about -11.5 in both eyes) and my stigmatism is getting worse: it’s shifted by about 12 degrees seemingly, since my last test.

Because my prescription is greater than -10 I get some money from the NHS towards the cost of the lenses: a whole £12.

That said, I really don’t mind paying the £330 remainder if it allows me to see.