Friday, September 28, 2012

an explained absence




Hello. Apologies for my rather long absence from this space. I've had some computer issues this week and could not connect to the internet. I am also unable to download any new photos. Two issues that I don't think are related. I'm afraid I don't cope well with computer issues, nor am I very good at resolving them. My patience just flies out the window and I have had to distance myself from the computer for several days before attempting to get back online again. A new modem means I am back online, but the wireless connection is still proving to be elusive.  So I am now blogging from the kitchen bench.  Which I can't say is an entirely bad thing, but I will need to change a few things around. And find a higher chair.




Meanwhile it's been school holidays, and a rather sociable one at that. With three or four, sometimes five kids around the house, there has rarely been a dull moment. I've been spring cleaning the kitchen, baking rabbit pie, magazine culling and reading Stephanie Alexander's A Cook's Life. We're expecting a few family visits to their nearby weekenders over the long weekend. I've written out a little menu plan for the possible 14 guests that may make their way here.

Outside a strange hot wind is blowing. We're expecting rain, which would be a good thing around here. We had to order a load of water this week. The first in quite some time.

I'm hoping to get some time to play around with the blog set up in the next week or so. Is it just me or has the writing and photos become smaller? I'm afraid I'm not terribly tech savvy, so please bear with me.






I've missed being here and I expect a little catch up blog reading will be on the cards today.


How has your week been? Are you in the midst of school holidays? Any plans for the long weekend?







Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend.

20 comments:

dear olive said...

Ah, computer issues are the most frustrating! Darling teapot and flowers. Kellie xx

purplepear said...

I do understand. I have only just come back on line after a weeks absence due to computer stuff. I do miss visiting all my friends.

A little bit Country said...

I love the colour of the teap pot - just gorgeous. School holidays start here for us next week. We have lots planned but also hoping for a couple of PJ dayss too :-)

Naturally Carol said...

I was computerless for the first six months of this year..I understand frustration with computers! The pics are a good size, the writing ok..maybe a tad small. At least you're here! Have a great weekend.

Allison said...

we are in need of a rain dance in our neck of the woods too. the clouds roll in then roll on out again without leaving us a drop. for dinner!...wowza sounds like fun!
Allison x

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

We just got back from a short holiday in Noosa! Was amazing and the weather was delightful and now I'm back to Melbourne rain and 13 degrees!!! We have a few catch up, some baking, and good old fashion fun - happy holidays to you xx

The Teaching Of Thom said...

thought you were caught up in the pyjama days cause of the school holidays.....stinkin' hot here and I've got a stew on a slow simmer and some stock on???? Crazy????

Zara said...

It's funny how much internet/computer time forms such a chunk of our daily routines.
Glad to see you back here with lovely Spring photos.
x

Kitty said...

There's nothing like computer/internet issues to test our anger management skills, is there. So frustrating.
That blossom tree looks divine. I miss having fruit trees.
Have a gorgeous weekend with your family.
Kitty x

Bungalowgirl said...

I am hopeless with technology too. Your pics and post seem just as lovely as always to me. We have been up at a flower festival celebrating the spring sunshine and off to the beach next. mel x

Christina Lowry said...

I love your honesty! My husband is a throw the laptop out the window kind of guy, while I think I am a more obsessively try and fix it kind of girl, both while uttering swear words I am sure...

Lovely to have you back. I missed your lovely photos and wonderful words. :)

dixiebelle said...

Long absence?! It was only 3 days!! ;)

I have had annoying internet/ service provider issues too... so frustrating, isn't it!

Veronica said...

i often have a love hate relationship with technology. happy to hear it's working for you again. enjoy the long weekend. it has been incredibly hot here today. hoping the weather stays clear though. xo

BLD in MT said...

I feel about computers as I do about cars. I use them. They are handy. And when they break I am helpless and have no idea what needs fixed. It is a frustrating feeling.

I've got a trip to visit my mother this weekend and am quite looking forward to it!

oweantonio said...

So glad! Looking forward to seeing posts and a *new* look.

Vanessa said...

School holidays here too. So far, so good. We've done the movies at a regional cinema, a play at the local theatre, some baking, a few play dates with friends that involved swimming in the pool and visits to the shops for supplies. I love the lack of routine and the sitting in pj's till lunch time. Love your blog so much.

Fiona said...

You are one of the most "regular" bloggers I know! Hope you get your computer set up right. Try holding CTRL and moving the scroll wheel on the mouse to adjust the size of the text and photos?
I blog from the laptop but read blogs on my iPad, if I use the laptop too long I get a sore neck, although better since we raised the laptop up on a stand. So I get lazy and don't blog so much as I would like, because it's too hard from the iPad.

Hope your second week of holidays is lovely and relaxing. Seems like winter again now, the hot winds have gone and cold winds in their place!

littlegreenvillage said...

Computer problems can be so frustrating!

We are enjoying going at a slower pace during the school holidays.

Playdates for my daughter, afternoon tea with a friend at home for me.

Some exercise with my daughter in the mornings, and some science experiments, reading, creating or baking in the afternoon.

Lisa said...

I love the beach picture water looks so nice. Can you tell me what holiday you are off from school this time? here in new york we are just starting school and fall.

Nicole Sanders said...

Oh I hear you about the frustrations of computers & technology....nothing more frustrating. I'm not tech savvy at all & don't have the patience either. Onto second week of school holidays and enjoying the slower pace & no school hour restrictions. Hope you enjoyed your social long weekend!:)