Getting modern, in one sense at least.

As a lot of my readers will know, I’m not a big one for modern technology. I claim its my inner Clara Johnson, keeping me a 30’s girl, with 30’s attitude lol. Well, strictly, there is my witty comment about having no interest in controlling technology, more desiring to be controlled by it, but anyway… Yes, I read an amusing piece about a very clever Smartwatch this week on the EMCSA, which amused me, but then I realized (from reading other things online) that you need other smart gadgets (presumably a phone?) on your body to make them work, so no use to me! No, I’m happy without any mobile/cell phone, let alone a smart one! Especially when I see what people pay per month to use one, seriously…? Wow!

But yes, in one sense at least, I’m getting too modern for mine, and certainly Clara’s liking lol! Its fair to say that for the last 15 years or so, I’ve not had many Christmas presents to buy for anyone. 3 or 4, and that would be tops! But, all the same, I always took a day out to do my shopping, generally going over to Manchester for a day out, when I would buy the few items I needed for others, and probably a few things for myself!

However, the last 3 years I’ve very much got into this online shopping lark. Lets face it, when the weather is freezing, as it is at present, its a much nicer option to do it from the warmth of home. Probably not altogether a bad thing, I dont end up buying several items for myself that I dont really need, I save on the rail fare, lunch, and a few other things! And lets face it, this year, with the state of my back, its probably better that I dont go out more often than I really have to! At the same time, those trips were fun, and I guess I miss them, and I guess I feel sorry for the stores, but then again, the amount I spend wouldnt keep them in business anyway!

But yes, its strange now, when I do all this, to look back on the days when a ‘fun’ trip to do your Christmas shopping, for ‘whoever’ was part of the build up to Christmas. Now, we are far too guilty of just sitting at home, and doing it all online! Ah well, seems it is true, Christmas isnt what it used to be, lol!

Right, video time. I thought I’d posted most decent Christmas songs from the past, but I’d never found this one before. Until now…

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Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon

Yes, today was one of those rare days of late, where I actually did get the chance to laze on a sunny afternoon, no idea what went wrong! I make up for it tomorrow though, 11 hour day at work then, ah well…

So yes, the afternoon was spent watching the Test Match (Cricket) on TV, while dressed in a light summer dress (still warm seeing it was nearly 90, and very humid), drinking a glass of chilled white wine. And before anyone says I was slacking, all the review reading was done, and I cant do any more with the new story posting, as I havent heard back yet about the cover.

I know, the holiday is only 9 weeks away, but the insurance matter is now sorted out, and I cant do the ESTA properly until I know where I’m staying the first night, so…I lazed on a sunny afternoon! Nice pizza for dinner, nice bath afterwards, what more can I ask for?

A photo session, you say? Well, that could well be happening on Monday, vintage style, so should make the perfect profile shots for my author persona too. Sadly, I might have had today off, and 2 days at the beginning of next week too, but after that…you dont want to know! So I’ll enjoy life while I can. If it does, I promise to post one on here.

The video, yes, bit obvious I hope, at least to those of you old enough to know this song, anyway

Tired of waiting

Well, I might have got tired of waiting for my case to arrive at Manchester Airport, if there had been a greater number of them arriving off the Shannon plane, but thankfully there werent more than a handful. And yes, as you might have gathered by now, mine wasnt amongst them! It managed to spend one more night in the US than me, finally arriving safely back here yesterday afternoon. No, its not admitting to partying in the meanwhile lol!

Beyond that, the whole journey back was quite smooth in fact, in more senses than one. The temperature difference was a bit more noticeable though, high 60’s when I left Rochester, mid 40’s when I ventured out at Shannon. Yes, funnily enough I noticed the difference. Unfortunately, my coat was in the case, and did I regret that fact on arrival back here. Ah well…

Anyway, beyond a crazy day at work yesterday which you dont want to know about, and the last remains of jet lag, which is why I’m cutting this short, there’s not much to tell. I hope to post something more meaningful tomorrow, but please dont quote me on that.

In the meanwhile, a 60’s Kinks classic, very apt