3 Aug
2011
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Summer blossom


Summer blossom by ~Evil-Marge on deviantART

2 Aug
2011
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I’ve done it again haven’t I?

I know it’s been a while and I said I’d blog regularly but sometimes I run out of ideas or other stuff takes over and I forget to post something. Just about every other day there’s something I can blog about but by the time I think to do it the moments passed and I forget what I wanted to say. I did try to blog last week whilst I was following events at Vidcon but I keep getting a database error and couldn’t access the blog.
If you’ve no idea what Vidcon’s about………….

VidCon is a yearly conference for people who love online video. This year VidCon is from July 28th to the 30th. It’s basically a chance for people in this new world to get together to have a good time, learn stuff, hang out, and help online video get bigger and better. Who’s gonna be there? The biggest stars in online video? Yup. The people who watch and love these new creations? Of course. Businesses and individuals who are part of the online video industry? Yes. The next generation of online video makers? We sure hope so”

All the big YouTubers were there of course including the legendary ShayCarl and the ShayTards,  CTFxC’s Charles and Alli, Michael Buckley etc. Sadly there was no official livestream like last year so we had to do with a couple of lads streaming on a BlogTv channel. A lot of people rip vloggers and YouTubers to bits but that’s the way of the world, we all have different likes and dislikes but I for one love watching. There’s some incredibly talented people showing off their talents to the world and making a very good living at the same time. More power to them I say :D

 

28 May
2011
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iPod Touch 4th generation

I keep promising myself I’m going to make a blog post at least once a week but it doesn’t seem to be happening. I just keep forgetting to do it so I thought I’d blog my new purchase in which I upgraded my iPod Touch from a 3rd gen to 4th with camera and video. There’s loads of apps in the App Store for adding effects, editing and creating videos so I’m downloading and trying all the free ones. I could sit for hours doing this :D

The only things I don’t like is that they’ve moved the on/ off button from the top right-hand side to the left & the volume buttons have been moved slightly further back which makes it a bit more awkward for me to press up or down, other than that I love it. I bought myself a snazzy pink case for it for £1.50 off ebay. You’d have to kill me before you’d get it off me :mad:

So there’s yet another bank holiday on Monday and the kids are off school again for half term, Whit is it or something? I’m convinced the schools have more holidays these days than they did when I was at school in the 70’s & 80’s, on the plus side I finish work early during the holidays as there’s no After-school club…woo hoooo :D

12 Apr
2011
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Cisco shutting down Flip video camera business

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Cisco Systems has said it is shutting down its Flip video camera business and cutting 550 jobs as it overhauls its consumer products unit.

In recent years, Cisco, the world’s largest maker of computer networking gear, has sought to diversify and move into the consumer market.

Analysts criticised the group for trying to do too much.

Last week, Cisco chief John Chambers admitted the firm had lost its way and vowed to take “bold steps” to refocus.

More http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13052370

Wow I’m really surprised by this news, the first video camera I bought was the Flip Ultra  which was extremely easy to use and upload vids to your computer. I wish I’d kept mine but I upgraded to the Xacti as it had a better zoom and does hd video.

There’s a lot of vloggers on YouTube who solely use the Flip and I think they’ll be sad to read it’s being discontinued :(

14 Mar
2011
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Polymer clay project

I’d bought a pack of Fimo Polymer clay a while ago and after using it once I put it away in a tin and completely forgot about. It’s my daughters birthday today so I thought I’d have a go at making her a bunny keychain to look like her pet rabbit Jeffrey. I’m not exactly an artist but I can make all kinds of silly items with kids play-doh at work but as soon as I get my hands on the clay it’s not as easy cause I think about it too much. Anyway I stuck at it and it turned out okay for my very first attempt don’t you think? She loved it anyway and thats all that matters ;-)

I also made myself a cute black cat which took ages to get right but I ended up over baking it and this is how it ended up, I was devastated when I took it out the oven. it now looks like a monster kitty or something :lol:

2 Feb
2011
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24 years and counting

Saturday 5th Feb will be mine and hubby’s 24th Wedding Anniversary, I can’t believe it’s been that long. We’ll have been together 26 year all together and if you think about it we’ve known each other longer than we haven’t known each other if you know what I mean :D

The 24th Wedding Anniversary doesn’t have any traditional materials or symbols but apparently the contemporary or modern 24th anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments and is associated with the gemstone Tanzanite :)

21 Jan
2011
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New Shoes at last…

I’ve finally found a pair of shoes that actually fit me, after sending 2 other pairs of a different style back I came across a pair from Priceless shoes for £5 in the sale. You can’t go wrong for a fiver so I ordered them and they arrived a few days ago, they not only look nice they feel nice too. Boots and trainers are never a problem as they always fit but when it comes to shoes I have a hell of a job finding a pair suitable, usually a 4’s too big and a 3’s too small. Just need the weather to warm up and the frost to disappear so I can wear them :D

In other news son bid on a graphics card on eBay before Christmas and was over the moon when he won, the seller said he’d posted it out but he never received it. Turned out the seller was an idiot trying to con him out of his money. He said he’d posted a £100 item in 2nd class post without a tracking number because that’s what my son requested, my son did no such thing and has sensibly kept every email sent and received. Anyway in the end he was reported to eBay, they found in my sons favour and he was received a full refund this morning.

On another note it’ll be mine and hubbys 24th wedding anniversary next month :mrgreen:

3 Jan
2011
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Christmas past

Well thats another Christmas been and gone, all that fretting about whether we’ve bought for everyone and have we got enough food in then it’s all over in a day.

New year came quietly but the year didn’t get of to a good start. Got a phone call from my mam yesterday morning to tell me my cousin had died that morning, she’d been ill for a while and was having treatment but sadly it just wasnt to be. She leaves behind a son and a daughter who are barely in their 20’s and have now lost both of their parents.

There’s nothing more that I want to say so it’s gonna be a short little blog update.

R.I.P dear cousin, you will be missed.