What's it All About?

Well, it's about as much of My Family, My Friends, My Life and its Events, as I can recall and cram in . . . .
On this website I introduce myself, 'The Toynes', my family and their lives, as well as my life and our photographs from more than 70 years - 40 of them hiding in the shrubbery . . .


FIRST: A Whole Life

The Toynes, My Life, My Family and Our Travels - That's a 'Me & Mine' click.


THEN: A Life in Horticulture

Gardens, Plants, Techniques, Styles, Features, Wildlife - Good & Bad -  and Ideas . . . this is where you'll find my latest photos to look at and use. Yes, USE!

I look forward to reading your comments in the 'About You' (that's 'you' NOT me!) and 'Get In Touch' Sections!

Visitors to this Toyne Website

Thanks for Visiting Folks! How's about telling us something about your life in the 'About You' Section or leaving a message in 'Get In Touch'?

Have a Look at the Toyne Family Tree:

Click on this logo for our Branch of 'The Toyne Family Tree'

For several years I have been putting together a Family Tree for our Branch of the Toynes in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the world (I have two children and further offspring in Australia and Glenna has umpteen cousins in America) - However, I must admit to being neither very good nor very consistent in my efforts and have resolved to look elsewhere for information and history than just the Web! Time permitting, I'll put this into practice soon . . . 


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My computer configuration

You usually need some special equipment if you're going to take your hobby seriously. With computers and the Internet it's really not so difficult: you need a computer and an Internet connection, and you're ready to go! You can get started even with the most basic set-up. If you do buy more extravagant equipment, then of course there are certain benefits, such as faster technology and better graphics, and these are necessary for certain new games and graphics applications. I like to tinker with my computer to make it better and faster.

What I pay particular attention to with my computer
The operating system, processors, hard drive, optical disc drive, card reader, lots of interfaces and above all, the graphics, need to be perfect. I've equipped myself with a particularly quick Internet connection so that surfing the Web is as enjoyable as possible. Now I have my PC equipped so that I can get the most out of my favourite Web pastimes. With the improved graphics, I can play the newest games, my speakers ensure perfect sound and my hard drive has enormous memory space, meaning there is room for everything I want.

Currently I have the following installed on my computer:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-920
Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Data storage: 6,144MB DDR3 Triple Channel 1,600MHz (PC3-12800)
Hard drive: 1,000GB 7,200 upm SATA 16MB cache
Graphics card: 1,024MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 285