I got up “early”, ie. about half past 9, so as to pop into Helston to pay my Christmas cheques in. Whilst there I also bought a 3.5mm to 5mm jack plug convertor so as to connect my old HiFi which has a turntable to my laptop for the purpose of transfering my old records to CD.
In the afternoon my Dad and I got Skype running and managed to dial up my Uncle in Enfield. It took quite a while to get it working as my uncle had problems with his audio connections.
Later on I experimented with recording from LP. It worked, after a bit of tweeking. I just now need the time to do the recording properly and be able to set up my laptop in a convenient way.