Monday, 13 July 2009

Catching Up

I can't believe it's been nearly a fortnight since I last blogged, but life has been so hectic here. I'm definitely more of a social animal in summer, which is why I have to do more housework so that the house is fit to receive visitors. I've recently renewed a great friendship with Abigail, who I used to work with seventeen years ago at Nicholas Chamberlaine School in Bedworth. We still get on like a house on fire, could talk for England and laugh a lot. It's great to be back in touch.

I've also been doing a lot of walking. There are some fantastic country walks around the Rugby area and I've even ventured out on my own a couple of times. I do get rather nervous in the more remote areas, however, which puts me off walking alone more often.

I've become rather addicted to Facebook, I'm afraid. I think the problem with working from home is that you rarely see anyone all day, so Facebook is a great way of feeling in touch with one's fellow human beings. It's also a great place to show off photos and now I have a new printer/scanner, the sky's the limit.

I'm pleased to report that after my recent PC problems (when all my data went missing) I invested in an IMac with 20" screen. It's beautiful.. a real work of art, as Christine Todd pointed out. Now I have to learn all about Macs. The problem is now that I have work, photos and other files all over the place. On Nige's laptop hard drive, on memory sticks and on the Mac. This explains why I still haven't finished blogging about our weekend away in June. I've yet to write about the Summer Solstice in Evesham and the Morris dancers. Can I find the relevant photos? No, which is why I'm jabbering away about nothing in particular today. Bear with me.

Unfortunately, I've lost all my Outlook folders and subsequently an awful lot of emails, including those giving feedback on The Yellow Room Issue 2. Therefore, I haven't any letters to publish in Issue 3. Hopefully, some of you will be kind enough to resend your email letter or to put one in the post.

I'm hoping to start setting some writing exercises on the old QWF Forum which is still going strong. If you'd like to join, simply go to Yahoo Groups and you'll find us at:


Oldrightie said...


Jo said...

Hi, Mike. Hope things are going well for you and Carole. Off to have a quick look at your blog!

Rachel Green said...

Hi Jo.

Thanks for the copy of issue 2. What a fab review 'An Ungodly Child' received! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy (sort of) that you're not blogging so much, as it means you're busy with life. Having said that, I'm a bit worried about your obsession with housework, whatever that is.

If your old hard drive is still functioning at all, have a look in "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst" for your Outlook folders. Or perhaps on another user profile, if you had to recreate it. Chances are they're still lurking somewhere.

I've just joined the Yahoo QWFF group. At least I think I have; browser went a bit weird and I think Yahoo Groups are having some down-time today.