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Another lovely day in Kent, amazing how it makes you feel so much better. I have been busy today as sorted some plants in the pots so all strawberry plants are out, carrots have been planted and kale…not sure what that will be like as never tried growing that before. I need to get some potatoes, beetroot and onions in at the weekend and do all the flower pots in front of the windows. I have been collecting pictures, ornaments, lights and candle holders so it should look lovely by Sunday night….that’s the plan. My aim is to create a sitting area that will look nice all year round, I really do not like it looking so bare in the winter.

This evening I have been struggling with the new laptop and Windows 8, I attempted to load the printer as it is HP the same as laptop but no, they are not compatible so it now looks like I am going to have to buy a new printer! Will this never end, I have never known so many problems after buying a new laptop I wish I had just bought a cheap one now like I did before as I never had any trouble with it….apart from going wrong lol

I did manage to load all my pictures from the spare hard drive and took a lot of my camera so at least that went ok and I have them all, it was lovely looking back at when the children were little. Photos bring back so many memories, I ended up looking at loads of them and that is why I am so late writing this post, I nearly forgot about you all.

I am still struggling with the ITunes, I will have another go tomorrow at that as think I will have to google it to see what I am doing wrong. My wifi appears to be very slow tonight for some reason, if that goes wrong they may have to carry me out in a white coat as I will go mad lol

I was very surprised about the social media sites as MSN, FaceBook, Skype all appear to be linked together. Not sure about Twitter as have not got to grips with that yet, so many things to re-learn not easy for an old brain that’s very temperamental!

I also have a digital photo frame that I need to set up but have been putting it off as it all looks a bit complicated, if I can master this Windows 8 then anything is possible. Lol

Off to bed to read the book, night x

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I will not look at you if you do not look at me!

What a lovely day we had here, I went outside and looked at the garden and realised how much there is to do out there. It feels like we should all hurry up and get things planted as everything is behind. I have made a plan to get the compost for the seed’s and will try to get those all in pots tomorrow and will have a full greenhouse (it is only small) I have some more solar lights to go up so it should look pretty then. The hard part is the digging, not very keen on that bit but I think my grandson is coming to help me, so that is good.

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I really wonder sometimes why things seem to go wrong or not do what they are supposed to do. I had to make recovery disks for the new laptop so I bought a new pen drive and it has so far taken over 4 hours, it got almost to the end and there was a problem….not one that I understood, so had to start again. I also bought the new Office as I have Windows 8 so everything was up to date, I went on the Office website, it said to scratch off the strip and then put the number in and it will all download, simple. NO, I scratched it off and could not read the numbers! So had to take it back and then get another one, at least that did not charge me, I think he thought no one could make that up or be so stupid…he could see how smudged the numbers were.

The new laptop has not got a disk drive, no, I did not realise this until I went to use it. I now am the owner of a portable disk drive, at least it’s pink. Lol I also invested in a large capacity pink pen drive to keep everything backed up, let’s hope I have more luck with that. The laptop breaking has proved to be a very expensive experience, I keep telling myself that I have covered all points now, even paying for insurance so it will be fixed or replaced if there is a problem and they even MOT it every year. Probably need that with me using it! Lol

The children are still on Easter holidays here so I do not think I will be getting very much writing completed this week. I am looking forward to Izzy coming to stay, we plan on going out for the day. Will tell you more later in the week. Think it is time for me to get under the covers and read my book, I am half way through so I just want to finish it now.

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2013, I have not really thought about it in any detail, it is just another year? BUT, that is not what some people are thinking, they look at it from a different point of view. I guess this depends on if you are superstitious and do not walk under ladders or throw a pinch of salt over your shoulder if you spill it. Does everybody have a lucky number? Is it really lucky or just a number they pick every time because they like it? Do you travel on the 13th? What about Friday 13th in 2013? Will you travel at all in 2013? If it meant I was going on holiday I would travel on any day but some people are not taking the chance, are they right? What do you think? Is 2013 going to be un-lucky for some people or is that just the way it goes, not everyone can have good luck, times or fortunes.

The car industry was not expecting to sell as many cars this first half of the year as the number plate would be 13, I was surprised because I had not even thought about the year at all. I guess we all have our lucky rabbits foot, item of clothing, numbers or things we do. Do you always pick the same lottery numbers? Does it just make us feel better if we pick our lucky numbers? Some people work out systems and change the numbers weekly, I do not think it matters what you do as it is just luck if you have the same numbers that come out, no prediction, system or anything else can make you win the lottery. It sure is fun trying and dreaming though.

Have you read your horoscope today? Did you avoid the joins in the pavement as you were walking to work? Hope you did not open your umbrella indoors or break a mirror as that would be 7 years bad luck! What about seeing a black cat. There are numerous superstitions that some people believe in, does it all mean something? Or are they just superstitions that have been carried down by each generation. Do you consciously do these things or are they habit as you were taught them when you was a child? I had to think about this and I think the things I do are habit as I will walk under ladders as long as there is not a pot of paint balanced up there. I do not ever put shoes on a table as my Nan would always say something about that, also I never open an umbrella. I do not even think when I say these things to the grandchildren!

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Where do the day’s and week’s go, we are now into April and still freezing I might add. I am only a novice at gardening so I am thinking that we will be growing strawberry’s in August instead of June, not that I would mind so long as it was hot. Will everything just be a couple of month’s late? I am not sure, I know it is too cold for the seed’s outside yet.

Children appear to be getting so many bugs and infections as people cannot give their house a good airing and turn of central heating as it is far too cold. The odd jama day on a Sunday has turned into more days as it is warmer in bed! I must admit it is affecting my arthritis, It has been very painful, so having to take far more painkillers than normal and it just makes you feel so miserable when every time you move it hurt’s.

I bought a new 32g pen drive today ( pink of course ) so I can keep everything backed up myself even though the cloud does it too. I think I will be able to get everything off my old hard drive, boy was I pleased, just got to wait for it to be completed.

Not feeling my best tonight so going to have an early night and will try to improve on post content tomorrow. Night followers x

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First of all I want to share the recipe for making paint, very simple and will save a fortune.

1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
Food colouring
Mix it all together and there you have it, your own paint.

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I have had a lovely day today as I went and watched my granddaughter appearing in Oliver at the local theatre. What a well performed show and so professional, I was very impressed. It makes your heart swell with pride when one of your family shines in something.

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I am still getting to grips with the new laptop and windows 8, you forget how many thing’s you have on your computer, so starting from scratch it is a bit of a bore putting everything back on it. Then to top it all of my bank thought that someone had committed fraud on my account so they stopped my card, they never told me, so I had the embarrassment of hearing “your card has been declined!” How embarrassing is that, I wanted to disappear down a whole in the floor and then I did not learn I went and tried it again in another shop. Four days later as it was Easter weekend the bank automated service ( I do not like that ) called me to say they had cancelled my card and a new one would be sent. Five days later I received a text message from the bank saying that my mobile app needed to be uninstalled and then reinstalled with new card number. I can assure you I really did not need all that too. So I could not use anything all week, I am visiting the bank tomorrow, keep away, I think the air might be blue!

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I think the people from the bank should disappear there! Lol Although it does sound a bit like me, do not tell anyone I admitted to that. I will be going to the shop to buy this after as I think I will be needing it, any excuse to buy and try.

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