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Reading for the blind

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I’m currently reading a book as part of a service called books for the Blind, Calibre is the actual name of the company. The book is called “The Rose of Tibet” by Lionel Davidson it is about a man who goes to Tibet to find his brother and is mistaken for the reincarnation of a Chinese emperor. Riveting stuff. it takes between 12 and 16 hours to record the average book and I do it in half hour stints otherwise you find you’re making too many mistakes. I use Audacity which is a good piece of free software for making the various recordings.

We had a delayed Valentines Day meal, lunch in a wonderful pastry and bread shop in the middle of nowhere. I did my usual Trip Advisor review which as usual goes on for far longer than most other reviews. I use Dragon Dictate speech to text otherwise I couldn’t write the volume of stuff that I do.

I’m searching for a way to get a work visa for my son who lives in another country. These applications are lengthy and expensive if you want anything out of the ordinary so I’m in it for the long haul but he is my son and you basically make sacrifices as and when necessary. He is doing a wonderful job in a school which is a charity but needs to earn some money for himself especially important if he wants to take a wife.