Monday, April 7, 2014

Good and Bad !

Well, the good news is that I've now got Outlook back as my email program which I much prefer to Windows Live Mail that I sometimes find a bit frustrating. However, the bad news is that my desktop pc has presented me with the black screen of death. Actually I don't think its actually 'dead' - my eldest DD and my son-in-law were trying to do things on it this afternoon while I was out shopping and 'somehow, something went terribly wrong'. Have to call a geek in the morning as its beyond my 'expertise' !!!  Thank goodness I have a laptop to fall back on. Its three years old but has only had about 2 weeks of use and has spent the rest of its life in a bag. I'm a bit concerned about all my files on the desktop as I need to prepare a financial report for a meeting on Friday.

My life has been so hectic lately - DD1's wedding is less than 2 weeks away now (April 19) and last minute details are underway.  Not much time for knitting and/or crochet I'm afraid - just an occasional row now and then when the opportunity presents. As a pre-wedding 'experience' my girls visited the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra to Meet a Cheetah. They're braver than I would be ....
 At the moment I'm collecting, on behalf of Knit4Charities, donations for a charity called Warming Beautiful Souls (search it on Facebook if you're interested) and one of our members made this wrap which I think is rather lovely.  Might try something similar one day. Its made up of 8 inch and 4 inch squares.
Finally, I want you all to know that I haven't forgotten you - each morning over breakfast I enjoy visiting your lovely blogs and I hope you'll forgive me if I sometimes don't leave you a comment. After the next few weeks, perhaps things here will get back to normal.

Bye for now. xox


  1. How fun to be able to get that close and even touch a Cheetah! I would love that, but I would be a bit apprehensive also. He's beautiful. You take care of yourself and don't get run-down. All the best for a perfect wedding for your daughter. I know you'll be glad when it's over, but try to enjoy the process. Easy for me to say! XOXO

  2. I'm very happy for your daughter's wedding.. I hope you share some photos! I am amazed how easygoing cheetahs must be as they let people pose with them all the time. Enjoy the wedding and take time for yourself too.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. How relaxed the Cheetah is... How lucky Canberra is to have this beautiful animal.. Your DDs :)) must have been so chuffed to get that close... :)) It looks like we all want lots of pics of the wedding Dorothy .. :)) It is a Happy time for all :)) Hugs pat :))

  4. Lucky for you have the backup laptop, here's hoping you don't lose any data. I'd never be brave enough to get that close to a Cheetah, yikes!


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