Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3

What's it like? I'd let you know if I could download the darn thing. I don't know about breaking the world download record, I think it's just plain broken. They must be falling off their chairs laughing over at Microsoft lol.


Got it now and it's up and running :-)


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Here Comes The Colour

Everything really seems to be getting going in the garden now we've had a few rain showers, the flowers and plants seem to like that better than me waving a hosepipe about.

Debbie's been out with her camera and got some cracking shots despite the wind blowing everything about.


Yellow Rose


White Rose


Eddie & Champagne

Eddie & Champagne

Here they are, the noisiest birds in the land, Eddie and Champagne, our two cockatiels. I think Eddie is on the left, the females are supposed to be duller but there isn't much in it with these two and it's hard to tell on a photo. Champagne is definitely the noisiest though!


Sunset Police

The sunset was lovely the other evening.

Garden Sunset

It was that good, even the police came out to have a look.

Sunset Police


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Mad Dogs & Snowbabies

As you can see, my Nokia 6120 takes naff photos in bright light, I think I'll go for something with a better camera next time.

Anyway, we went for a walk through the woods today, sandals probably weren't the best choice of footwear and setting off in the midday sun wasn't a great idea either!

When we got back, Lucy collapsed, Debbie checked on her newly formed blister and I discovered we had no beer in the fridge.

Next time we've got a free afternoon and it's gas mark 6 outside, we'll just walk as far as the off-licence and retire to the garden.


Saturday, June 07, 2008

More Tinkering

More tinkering with the blog design today, Blogger announced a new blog list element yesterday so I've added one and moved all but one of our links across. Why it won't let me add Children, Chores & Chocolate I don't know but it was a bit of a struggle adding the others, having to retry again and again on most.

The Flickr widget has been changed because the official one keeps on loading images and my mobile phone just don't like it.

I changed the Twitter widget several times before settling on the one we had in the first place.

That's enough changes for now, it'll probably be 2012 before I get round to making anymore changes.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Marley & Me

Last year Debbie read a book called Marley & Me which had her in tears of laughter and tears of sadness. It's basicaly about living with a very naughty Labrador and if you've ever shared your home with a dog, you'll love this.

It's currently being made into a film, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, hope it lives up to the book!


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mobile Internet Junkie

I must be out of my tree trying to use the internet through a mobile all the time. The only time the PC goes on is to load pictures from the cameras.

It's getting better every day and by using certain things for certain jobs, I get by. Reading blogs is best done through Google Reader, Flickr pictures are best viewed via Opera Mini feeds, Mippin is the fastest way to view a non mobile site and Shozu gets my mobile pictures to just about anywhere.

It takes time and a whole lot of patience to stick with it but I just love being able to hop online from anywhere.

My only issue at the moment is with Flickr because opening a picture always goes to the mobile version which doesn't let you add favourites.

*Update* It can be done, just go to your own page and click the view full version link and change the bookmark so you don't keep setting it back to the mobile version - doh!

I think Debbie is resigned to the fact that I've turned into a mobile internet junkie, I've not been told to "put that bloody phone down!" for ages.


Very Damp Day

The rain is pouring down here today, hopefully it won't be anywhere near as bad as it was last year.


Monday, June 02, 2008

Cooking The Haven Way

Handy tip if you arrive at a Haven Holidays site and find that the cooker door in the caravan won't shut because it's broken and customer service don't want to know.

Just get the extending mop out of the little cupboard and wedge it against the oven door and the kitchen units.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

Tidying Up

I've been tidying up the blog this afternoon, updating our blog roll and the like. I tried to update the widget for Technorati and I've wish I hadn't bothered. No matter what I do to the settings, the enormous full size thing appears in the side bar and then I get warnings that Technorati is attempting to download something from a dodgy site.

I've never got on very well with Technorati, everyone seems to use it so it must just me that thinks it's slow and a right royal pain in the arse to use. More likely it's just me being a plonker! I managed to sort it out after a bit of hunting round.

Oh the joys of blogging!