Where to begin…

Two weeks home from a wonderful week in London and I have not written one word about it.

Why?

Was it a failure?

NO WAY was it a failure!

It was so fantastic that I am struggling to come back down to earth once more. The days, the people, the places and the fun & laughter and of course Toyboys… they still swirl around in my head.

 

With Barbara my niece

With Barbara my niece, photo taken by my grand niece Rebekah

I had/have several crochet projects going on that had time limits, so my fingers were kept busy during the swirling, twirling kaleidoscopic aftermath of my adventures.

There were also other reasons .

  • I am playing my part in the preparations for a family gathering. For me that task is baking.
  • Over the past few months I noticed that I was finding it more difficult to spend time reading or working at my computer. I was blaming my eyes, they would become tired quickly and the screen, the print or photographs seemed dull. An added difficulty was having a ‘Shiny’ screen that acted like a mirror in bright light ( no. I did not appreciate seeing my ould ragged face every time I opened my laptop). Poor Tobias Laptop has been limping for a long time, but on Thursday just as I found some time and inspiration to post on my blog, he gave up the ghost. Died. Dead as a door nail.

I do have so much to share, the holiday and the craft work of the past months. I also have wonderful photos on a USB key, and only managed to add one for the moment.

It might be next week, but I promise details.. some of them anyway… a girl needs her secrets! 😉

44 thoughts on “Where to begin…

    1. Grannymar Post author

      My new laptop arrived yesterday and I am L e a r n i n g! I have to take it easy… I cannot find a delete button!

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        1. Grannymar Post author

          As I said to Cathy below, Top right is the shut down button: Broken circle with a line through it. I did try it!

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  1. magpie11

    “Toyboys… they still swirl around in my head.”…… read this as, “Toyboys… they still swirl around my head.” Had visions of young winged men…. perhaps as in “Barbarella”….

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  2. Maureen

    How lovely to wake up to an email from Grannymar. Happy to hear you had a good trip and I’m looking forward to the details. Interestingly, my first thought when looking at the picture of you and Barbara was that the Molony genes are very present. I was instantly reminded of my Father-In-Law Terrence Molony.

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      1. Grannymar Post author

        Barbara, Terrence Molony was from Kildysart and related to John Molony your great granfather, but not a brother.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Maureen, Barbara is my eldest niece, and towering over me these day. We have quite a few long legged people in the the younger generations.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nancy I did and Barbara is a skilled photographer so I enjoyed playing while she did the work. 😉

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      With my new laptop I have no more excuses, except…. A gathering, a party and a gift to complete!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      July does not look any lighter than June. I look forward to seeing you and your gang soon!

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  3. cedar51

    Great you’ve back, and by the sounds of it, we are in for some surprises!

    Not just relearning the layout of a new gadget that doesn’t seem have a button labelled “delete” – on my laptop it is at the right end of the top row of buttons… and clearly labelled, but then this isn’t a new breed of gadget…

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      It is lovely to be back with a screen I can see clearly. The button at the top right corner is the off button… I suppose you could call that delete. 😆

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        1. Grannymar Post author

          My last laptop had the on/off button above the keyboard, this one it is part of the keys and last key on the right of the top row which comprises of short cut keys… I am still learning what they all do!

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  4. nick

    Look forward to hearing all the details of your London trip.

    Do you mean your eyes weren’t actually the problem, it was the dying laptop? Is everything okay now with the new one?

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nick, I have an ongoing problem with my right eye and I am very sensitive to light. I cannot get used to how bright this screen is… think a freshly cleaned window. 😆

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  5. shackman

    I know what you men about the eyes – LOL – luckily my kindle lets me change the font size rather easily. But I am still knocking back almost a book a day -(short 250 -300 page or so mysteries). I do find time for the odd Aussie mystery TV show though – LOL – thanks to HULU. I envy your trip to London -m glad you had such a good time!!

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      With the old laptop I had increased the font size several points. So far with this one I have not changed anything, the case is white and seems to set the keys out more clearly. I will get round to it in the next few days. I do have all my photos, I just need to get them from where they are, to where I want them to be. Third world problem.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Thank you Lin, I will be seeing Elly tomorrow and she will sort me out. I have my list of questions at the ready. Anything I know about the world of technology, I learned from her. She is a good teacher.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Tom, I only covered a very small area of London, yet my days were busy. People were my priority.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Col, I still have a few glitches that need sorting… nearly there. I have discovered how to delete!

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        1. Grannymar Post author

          Col, I am being ultra careful at the moment and learning the new way to download my photos.

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  6. recyclersa

    Yay at last … so glad to see you back again. I of course will be tuning in regularly for upcoming up dates. Laura

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Not quite there yet… family stuff has intervened. We all know that family must come first. Every time.

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