Just to update yesterday’s entry, late last night my good friend Debbie sent me a link to an Ipad troubleshooting forum. I just checked it out and tried one of the fixes I found there, and it worked. I suddenly have a voice again. Hearing that mechanised voice was such a relief! I owe debbie a hug, and a coffee! The trip all the way to the Apple shop in Stratford was pointless; it just goes to show how much those so-called experts actually know, or rather, how much they want to pressure you into buying new merchandise rather than giving you the solution to your problem.