I am all set, my Raspberry PI 3 Model B (retailing at €38,50) is all set up.
I even have installed the necessary software (email client, browser) to use it as a desktop if needed.
What remains to be done which is the original idea behind acquisition of this particular piece of equipment a few months ago is finding interesting projects and code away.
I have downloaded a few free of charge guide books which I need to study during the long winter evenings ahead of us. Confinement and forthcoming curfew will help.