Sunday, 29 March 2009

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye...

I've just said goodbye to my faithful old Dell laptop, which I've had for 5 years - I wanted to get some more RAM (that's Random Access Memory, for those who don't know, and it's what your computer uses to put stuff it's using short term, so, the more, the merrier) for my laptop; the nice man in the shop pointed out that the cost of the RAM would be double the cost of newer style RAM, and that as the old girl had hit 5 (which is apparently multipled by 20 for laptops, kind of like by 6 or 7 for dogs), it wasn't worth upgrading her any more.

Well, I'm not one to hang around, as some of you may know, so 2 hours later I walked out with a new one...
The process of moving everything isn't as bad as it used to be, but it's still a bit of a pain, but I was up and running in about 2 hours... amazing really - and when I say 'up and running' I don't mean 'waiting to load things on', I mean, surfing the net, writing this blog, editing my photos, ripping more music, you know, the real stuff. 

Anyway, now I have a headache from spending too long inside the house looking at the computer, and it's a shame because yesterday & today are perfect Autumn days - and this is what I'm looking at - just gorgeous.  Those biggish shrubs are a native & the birds and butterflies just love them... as do I, as they stop me having to look at the blue house behind us.  There's a whole ugly story about the man behind us who had a bit of a brainstorm one day & cut off all the foliage from his turpentine trees, leaving us with an ugly view of him, and vice versa, I'm sure.  I don't think he realised his improved view of our roof would be the result!
And finally, the sewing!  I'm about to make these lovely pieces up into toiletry bags for my lovely DSSIL*: 
I had a funny moment at the beautician yesterday, when I was explaining to the lovely Beckie about my 'toilet' bags; she said "do you keep toilet rolls in them?".  I realised I should probably update my vocabulary, so I don't end up sounding like my Nanna!  Anyway, off to lunch (sardines & crackers), then to the sewing machine!
And here's half the finished result!

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