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Ferries & Boats gallery

Aug 5th, 2011 | By
Ferry

Ferries & Boats… For romantic travel by sea…




How to waste an hour trying to fix your keyboard (A.K.A., Hold on! there must be another screw!)

Mar 31st, 2011 | By

Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I spilled tea on my keyboard. Don’t worry, my desktop keyboard, not my laptop (phew!). Anyway, Roger, with his panther-like reflexes, immediately grabbed and flipped my keyboard upside down, so the tea would drain out of it. I got towels, wiped everything, tested the keyboard, everything seemed
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Scarcity vs Abundance

Jan 21st, 2011 | By

We are having our heating system repaired today, so it had to be shut down for a few hours. Result? It’s now freezing in our house. Struggling to keep myself warm, I ponder the value of some of the wonderful technological solutions that take care of our needs: to be warm and protected from harsh
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Easter pictures

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By
easter-eggs

An Easter-inspired gallery… (flowers, Easter eggs, lamb, and the sea in the spring….)




Don’t bail us out – let us fail

Mar 13th, 2010 | By

We need to look far into the future We need to put our house in order – this is our last chance, so please, don’t lend us any more money. Don’t buy our bonds, don’t give us aid. We need to feel the pain of bankruptcy to correct our ways. You all know how profligate
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Unusual gift ideas for unusual people

Dec 24th, 2009 | By

Having to buy, invent, dream up & magically conjure up gifts for Roger, I have always been on the lookout for unusual, original gifts. Here’s a list of ideas I have used or saved for future use: A personalized caricature portrait (www.sprattiart.com). This looks amazing & of high quality. It is also very original! Cost:
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Best Christmas songs – Part 2

Dec 21st, 2009 | By

I am continuing to be merry, getting in the mood for Christmas, listening to wonderful Christmas songs. (Part 1 of best Christmas songs is here) Some more of my favourites: Amazon.com Widgets Bonus: I’ve discovered today these fantastic Christmas e-cards. Roger hates electronic cards in general, but he loved these…they are sublime!




Christmas fun

Dec 20th, 2009 | By

Christmas snow scene illustration I love Christmas! It is such a wonderful time when most people are in a good mood and kinder than usual to each other. Smiles come easier, little hiccups are dismissed faster, we do more fun things with our friends and family, we play with children. If we are lucky, we
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Best Christmas songs

Dec 16th, 2009 | By

I love listening to Christmas songs in the days before and during Christmas…most of them are so melodic & beautiful – they put me right in the mood for holiday cheer! I have bought many Christmas songs (mp3) or CD collections over the years – I will be posting my favourites here…starting with this list
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High impact, low budget marketing

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. 10 High-Impact, Low-Budget Ideas for Marketing in a Down Economy Do what others fear Lots of people (including myself) hate cold-calling. So they won’t do it. Others are petrified by the prospect of public speaking. And they won’t do that either. But you will. By being
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