1. Hot chips and crazy seagulls on the beach at Eastbourne last Sunday.
2. Normal service has since resumed and it's hailing again now.
3. Still, it's the end of summeron the other side of the world and that means "back to school" for lots of people.
There's a new school themed remixed kit coming to the store at Designer Digitals tomorrow.
It's packed with supplies so you can use it for non-school themed pages as well, just as Anke did:
4. It's not back to school here, but it's certainly busy. Daughter-two has suddenly got a very full diary, from regional science fairs, competing in regional swimming sports (no-one is still quite sure how that happened), filming a documentary and rehearsing a stage show. It's all good. Just hard to schedule.
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1. I decided to be sensible the other day and book a "Geek on Wheels" to come and give my PC a long overdue health check last Friday afternoon, since they had a special mid-winter offer.
The Geek duly arrived (and he was as advertised) and he started checking everything out, before reporting that there were no major issues and he was just doing a few final checks and then he was done.
I busied myself with dinner, before realising that a lot of time had passed and returned to my office to find a rather pale and perspiring Geek in front of a very dead PC. He kept trying to restart but failing before eventually saying he had to take it away and try and resusitate it overnight. I was unhappy. He was terrified.
As I signed it over to him he said "keep the pen, you deserve it".
Keep the pen?
Then he picked up the PC, turned around, gouged a hole in my hallway wall and left.
Fortunately once he got it back to his place it decided to come back to life. Probably feared it would have to live in a geek's flat forever if it didn't behave.
2. He couldn't return it till late on the Saturday so I found myself in the strange position of having a whole "free day".
I cleaned the house, sewed Daughter-Two a skirt, emptied the ironing basket and then got out the touch up paint and tackled the scratched and marked hallway paint.
3. Unfortunately I musn't have stirred the paint well enough - or maybe the painters left me with the wrong pot marked "interior walls" because the parts I touched up are now shiny and obvious and they annoy the heck out of me everytime I walk down the hall.
4. At least my PC is home and much quieter after he took off the back and cleared out the dust and dog hair, so that's not annoying me. The Geek came and connected it all back up and said "I'm just doing a few final checks and then I'm done" and I yelled "DON'T SAY THAT".
5. Daughter-Two and I went to see the movie "Particle Fever" as part of the International Film Festival. They had to put on extra showings. It's a documentary about the large hadron collidor and the wait to discover the weight of the missing Higgs particle. Edge of the seat stuff ... well, for Daughter-Two and for most of the audience who gasped and laughed. Only in Wellington.