June 18, 2013
Fact Vs Fiction
Well my laptop is back and firmly ensconced upon the desk where it will now stay most of the time from tomorrow I hope to get back into something along the lines of normal blogging schedule and actually I have a few posts half created but abandoned due to the nightmare of only being able to read a few words at a time on the netbook screen lol.
On a more serious note though one is what may be classed as a bad review, I never normally publish bad reviews (though if I haven’t reviewed your book yet don’t worry my TBR is huge and it will probably just be trapped in the pile) but I have thought long and hard about this. The book is written by a celebrity about something he is famous for yet I seriously doubt he has even seen the contents of this book and if he has then that only makes it all the worse, I really do normally believe if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all but I actually feel quite angry that people will be paying good money for this because of the author and the subject it is written regarding. a second alternative is that I have another book by the same person awaiting reviewing which I did quite enjoy so I might review them in the same post to show the contrast between the two.
I will also have some photos to share with you showing what I have been up to during my forced absence. and next Sunday the 30h June I will be attending a Diamond League Athletics meeting through work where I will get to see some of our GB Olympics team and medalists I will try to take some pictures assuming they don’t run past me too quickly lol.
June 12, 2013
Me And Mine
I am trying to get into the swing though restricted by technology, working on proper posts is annoying given the tiny bit of screen I can see at any one time, so for the time being you will have to put up with these quick chatty posts. We had a sad day last Friday when one of our Guinea Pigs Erica went across the rainbow bridge, she had collapsed on the Thursday and despite our best efforts passed on Friday, poor Buddy looks so lonely in his cage but after consultation with the pet shop they feel he will be better on his own rather than trying to introduce a new friend for him so for now he is getting extra snuggles until we decide what to do.
The lovely weather has disappeared behind a cloud bank that has lasted two days so far, what I have begun is my quest to get fitter and have started exercising daily, at the minute it is a couple of 5 minute bursts on the cross trainer but hopefully it will build up fairly quickly though of course I am taking care not to push my back too far too soon. The long term aim is to be able to do a couple of 5k runs next year but at the minute the cross trainer is an impact free method of exercise far better while I am carrying so many extra pounds. I didn’t get weighed before I started but will do so on Monday morning then start keeping track from there. Wish me luck lol
June 11, 2013
Fact Vs Fiction
I am missing you guys almost as much as I am missing the laptop which is not only my means of linking to you all but also had all my writing software on. Am hoping it gets resolved soon before I do something drastic like spend extra money putting software on this stupid netbook which I am coming to loathe. I know they must serve a purpose but right now struggling to think of anything this is useful for with its tiny screen and even tinier keyboard. But enough grumpiness just want to remind you all there are 36 hours left on the give away, just visit my Face Book page click the giveaway button at the top of the page and get your entries in.
Fingers crossed for laptop news soon xxx
May 30, 2013
Fact Vs Fiction
This morning I have briefly coaxed life into the old machine, one issue is that the machine haas not been used since last year therefore when I turn it on it wants to up date all the software which of course takes time which usually results in it over heating and shutting down before it gets turned on lol but I am taking it one day at a time. I was also reminded how usless the WordPress app on Blackberry is I approved several comments from my phone only to find them still pending today. I have spent lots of time despite my back hurting painting and sticking with the monster this week he has had me drawing Doctor Who monsters
I am not the best artist in the world and am very much out of practise but they make him happy so I will accept his smiles while he is still young enough to think they are great lol but it also made me think about why we buy DVDs of TV series, it cn be argu much of it is available on Netflix or you tube so why bother? It is partly the quality but I think mainly the extras, I want to share an amazing extra from one of the Doctor Who Dvds, well part of it, that I believe makes it not only worth the money but explains why the show continues to inspire generations for not only the visuals. (It is a little long but well worth a watch or a listen if you can find all the parts on Youtube)
May 29, 2013
Fact Vs Fiction
Just a really quick post to let you know that my posts over the next few weeks may be rather sporodic. The lovely puppy decided to take my legs out from under me while I was carry the laptop. The laptop flew in the air then hit me in the nose before landing on the screen, I landed on my back and it is a close thing between which was the most serious injury. While I should be okay after a few days the same cannot be said for the laptop which has been taken to the shop (thankfully it is insured) but it could be five weeks before I get it back or replaced. Until then I have an old laptop with no cooling which occasionally works for a few minutes and am hoping to borrow a netbook to see me through but until I get it I shall do my best even if it means trying to post from my phone to keep in touch,