I was speaking to a friend in Vienna last night courtesy of Skype. It is amazing what can be done with broadband. The quality was excellent. What I have discovered in using the system is that it can be variable – for example when traffic online is heavy there can be a garbled muddle. However, for speaking to people during the day or later on in the evening it is ideal. No fuss and no cost.
In the saga of the wheelbarrow I am pleased to report that the wheel has now arrived and the barrow has been assembled. Haven't tried it out yet because of the rain.