Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Laptop woes and holidays

Good morning! It's good to be back. You might not have noticed my absence, but I have been very aware of the lacking of blogging, networking and laptop in my life over the past week.

Such a long week...

Laptop woes

I had grand plans when I finished my blog tour of visiting all the people who'd commented on my blog and replying... But my laptop went away to be serviced. I waved it goodbye last Monday evening and waited. Then I vacuumed, and cleaned the bathroom, and washed the windows, and  gave the box of You. I. Us's a proper home.

Holidays

Then I went away for the weekend.... Yay! I went on a trip with my dad and sister to Bletchley Park, the Duxford Air Show and Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. I promised myself I'd take lots of photos, and then didn't. So, to illustrate my weekend away here I am, looking very scared, in front of the bar used in The Imitation Game, in a display at Bletchley... Ready?

Even though my New Year's Resolution was to take a selfie a day for the year, I'm obviously still very bad at taking them.

But this is one of the better photos I took, apart from this one, from the air show... Taking photos of planes is really hard. You should have seen the calamity of me trying to catch the F-22 fighter jet!




More laptop woes

We came home on Sunday evening, and I was still without my laptop. On Monday, I wandered the house, watched telly, read a book, wrote some notes for a new flash fiction, and went down into town to buy a mop.

Reader, there was no mop! I bought a duster instead.

My laptop didn't come home until late yesterday - Tuesday - evening. It was a harsh eight days (and I was away for four of them!)

But, I'm back!

And because I've done very little marketing in the past eight days, I'll just leave this here...

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31 comments:

  1. Welcome back!
    No internet for a week. Unless I was on vacation, I couldn't handle it.
    You do look a little scared in that photo. Were you being stalked by beer?

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    1. Thanks Alex. Oh no, I'm never scared of beer! :-)

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  2. yep...i'd go nutz without my computer too ;)

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  3. you needed the break and I bet soaked up plenty of atmosphere for new stories. At least you are not living in squalor. The house can go downhill as the laptop ramps up. Still get outside for a walk or two.(and don't take the laptop).

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    1. With Artoo hounding me, I can't avoid leaving the house. I swear that dog can tell the time now! It was a lovely break.

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  4. I would die without my computers. Almost everything on my to-do list involves them.

    It sounds like a fun trip with your dad and sister.

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    1. It's not fun when something you take for granted disappears. I knew it was coming, and I thought I was prepared...

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  5. Life without computers is so hard. Truly. I admire that you made it through with your sanity.

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    1. My sanity? Oh yes, that's around here somewhere...

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  6. A selfie a day for a year. I think that would be fun to do on Instagram but I hate taking selfies.

    I don't know how you fared without your laptop. Like Diane, I'd die.

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    1. Oh, my selfies are being seen by NO ONE!! :-)

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  7. I'm with Chrys. I'm not fond of selfies, but it would be fun to try.
    Computer loss is so hard. I can imagine how clean my house might get, or that I might run away.

    Glad you had some fun time away!
    BTW - I'm reading your book in tiny jots and dips, and I love it. I'm savoring the stories.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying it!

      The dog was taken on some very long walks too. It's surprising how much you can accomplish :-)

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  8. I hope you enjoyed your short holiday. Yes, when I have to be without my laptop, I get all antsy:) I hope your sales are doing well, if not, I hope they pick up soon. Sending lots of positive vibes your way, Annalisa.

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time without your laptop. We should all try that :) But not quite yet, I'm editing - that's the next couple of months tied to my laptop. Have a lovely week.

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    1. In small doses, it's quite nice. A day or two at most is probably all I'd want to try next time though :-) Good luck with the editing!

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  10. Hi Annalisa - I was forced to be without 'this thing' and I was having withdrawl symptoms ... but must make a pact that I don't spend as long as I used to blogging! Some hope?!

    I've a friend coming from South Africa in a few weeks .. and she wants to go to Bletchley Park ... so do give us a blog post ... it's somewhere I thought would be interesting to visit, so will enjoy my time ...

    You do look like me scared of the birdie!! So glad you had a happy time with your father and sister ... good to be together - cheers Hilary

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    1. Have a wonderful time with your friend. Bletchley is a fascinating place.

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  11. I get anxious when the power goes out for an hour and my laptop battery is below 50%! Good for you, being productive and cleaning.

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    1. I was glad of the road trip distraction! The thing with cleaning though, is you have to keep doing it.

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  12. Well, things do work out even on those rocky days. I just lost my entire blog list because Blogger decided I didn't need it. Executive level decision. Keep up the selfies!

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    1. Your whole list! Don't you just love technology. I hope it was just a glitch and you've managed to retrieve them :-)

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  13. 8 days is NOOOO joke. Glad to hear you have your laptop back again!

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    1. No, it's definitely no joke. I rely on it for so many things!

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  14. Yikes! Being without a laptop is horrible! Glad it's fixed. Sounds like your vacay was fun.

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    1. It was really great to get away with my family :-)

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  15. I sometimes wish I had no laptop for a week. Your post tells me I need to be careful what I wish for!
    Damyanti

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    1. Maybe just put it in another room for an hour. Or get someone to hide it for you until you beg for it back :-)

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  16. It is hard to unplug. No mops? Did you decided to skip the mop or were there just none available?

    Your selfie is lovely, btw.

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