Shine Hill

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R and I went to Stratford this morning to run exciting errands – principally going to the tip recycling centre, and buying dog food – and on the way home we took a route that allowed me to photograph some … Continued

Roses

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R has been disappointed in the roses he bought me the other day because – as often, and unpredictably, happens – they have started to go over very quickly. But I’m still charmed that he bought me a gift, for … Continued

Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Today R and I went down to London, to see the exhibition “The Amazing World of M. C. Escher” at Dulwich Picture Gallery. This trip was proposed by R, a competent draughtsman himself, who has been a huge fan of … Continued

Aster

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I was engaged in a fight to the death with the Mac Photos app this morning, when there was a knock on the front door. Check reflection in Retina screen: still wearing dressing gown; hair like bird’s nest; teeth not … Continued

Elevenses

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It was a lovely day today, and despite the chaos needing to be sorted out in my computer system and my study I felt the need to make the most of it – so I took a good walk around … Continued

Mono Monday: Travel

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So this is what happens: on Thursday you take your first hesitant step over to the Dark Side, and by Monday you’re talking like James Earl Jones, and thinking that being able to throttle someone via the power of your … Continued

Cardiff Bay

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R and I went down to Cardiff this morning, to meet Child One and her young man for lunch. Even though the traffic can be problematic at times, I always enjoy the run down through Monmouth and the Black Mountains … Continued

Russet

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In the silent watches of last night I formulated an iTunes plan, which I called “The iTunes Plan”. Essentially it involved making some changes to the library on my Windows machine and syncing the iPod after each change, in the … Continued

Geese

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After a long day at the coal face of PC/Mac interaction, I’m tired and grumpy. I started today by trying to get all my music moved into iTunes on the Mac, and finished it thinking longingly about the 14-day return … Continued

Apple

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“Sorry…? But…? That’s not an apple….” Bear with me. The kettle broke yesterday – a calamity in a household where gallons of tea are drunk each day. I could, of course, have trucked down to Currys in the Sham and … Continued