Saturday, 3 November 2018

COMPUTERS


I don't know about you but sometimes I feel like I would love to get rid of all of this electronic stuff.
There are days when it drives me mad, either its slow or I lose things without knowing why.
But, I could not do without them.  I have 2 desktops, one in the lounge and one in my workroom, also an ipad.



As I get older I find that they can be the window on the world in lots of ways.  With Tom not being able to walk far and my hip giving out we are more and more spending time indoors.

When I go onto my blog and read of others lives I feel almost as though I know these people and am interested in their lives.

I feel that my needlework is spurred on by the fact that I can show it online and get comments, otherwise it would almost not be worth doing. 

I like sharing pictures of the cats and I know that cat lovers out there are interested.

Right now I am sewing and listening to Desert Island Discs and I get a lift from this.

So, I guess I'll keep them all and suffer the their infuriating ways.

19 comments:

  1. Like you I love to read about what other people are up to.I just wish my technical skills were better.I can sometimes manage to put photos and other times not.I love to see what other people are creating and do get lots of ideas from them.Are you on a waiting list for a new hip?I have had both knees done and my walking is now fine.

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    1. My hip has given me jip for a long time but all of a sudden it has decided to keep giving out on me, I do involutary shouts when this happens, lol.
      I'm hoping it will settle down again as I don't fancy surgery, we'll see.

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  2. I have the same thoughts about the tech stuff and each time I think I might try a week without, I just can't do it, for all the reasons you listed here. I would miss my friends in the window on their world and why would I take photos of our new dog if not to show on his blog

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  3. I couldnt do without it either. Less mobile as you and Tom. I like to share my thoughts and doings with others on the blog, a plus! is that no-one can give me a chest infection!!

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  4. I AM very interested in you! I find that blog friendships are so special. I know quite a few bloggers whose own family don't even read their posts. But other bloggers do, and they are special friends. You are so talented at your needlework, and it is gorgeous. We should never give up a talent that gives us such joy. Now about your hip. Me too. I have just gotten shots under X-Ray on mine,and it did not work. Mine is likely bursitis, but they me be re-add addressing this diagnosis. What is your diagnosis, and what have you tried? I have to carry a chair cushion around everywhere I go, cannot sit on anything even remotely hard.

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    1. As I replied to the first comment, mine has been playing up for ages but has decided to keep giving out and it make me shout, lol
      I'm going to see how it goes, I dread surgery.
      I haven't even been to the Dr, I keep away as much as poss but fear I might have to go soon, lets hope it settles.

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  5. It's definitely a love-hate relationship. The internet opened the world to us. Through my blog I've made friends like you around the world. And now the smartphone and IG. Sometimes I love it all, and sometimes I wonder what the heck we're all doing. I feel like I have a healthy relationship as I can walk away at any time and not feel like I'm disconnected. But so many people are truly addicted to all their devices and that is definitely a huge problem. Makes me wonder what the future holds.

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  6. Hi so sorry that i have not commented on your blog before despite having read it for a while. I just wanted to thank you for your posts and especially the lovely photos of your crafting and lovely cats. I also have five cats and want to thank you again for your previous post on feeding them raw chicken, Reading through your answers to some of the comments I did not realise that raw chicken contained taurine of which cooked chicken has not, Learning about this I will only give them raw chicken breasts in future. Hope your hip does not give you too much trouble.

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    1. Hello alana, I'm sure there are many people who read blogs but do not comment on them, I often do but as long as someone finds it interesting I'm happy.
      Thankyou for your comment.
      x

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  7. "Window on the world" - yes that is a good way of seeing internet-connected computers and I agree that they can be a boon to people as they grow older - enriching lives as long as we don't let them take over. I can barely remember what life as like without the internet.

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  8. Computers can be infuriating at times but I don't know what I would do without mine and my connection to all my blog friends

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  9. As my disabilities have forced me to be housebound I rely on my blogging friends a great deal. With you I marvel at the exquisit embroidery you do, something I have dabbled with, but certainly not to your standard. I go on walks with Ilona (Life After Money) and Neil (Yorkshire Pudding) as he visits the Derbyshire countryside with names familiar to me, I go to car boot and jumble sales with Sue (A Cottage at the End of a Lane), I am envious of Pam (A New Life in Wales) with the many beautiful quilts she makes and I love popping in to visit Sheila (Life's Too Short to Iron Tea-towels), Patricia (Tarragon & Thyme), Jill (Land Of The Big Sky), Steve (Shadows and Light) and lots more blogs where their lives are busy and productive. I also join in with Jenny (Procrastinating Donkey) with a few poems. So you see that although I'm housebound, due to the computer I can get out and about and join in with my friends.

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    1. Thankyou for your comment Joan, glad you are interested in reading my bits and pieces. Sometimes its easy to think that no one is out there and the comments spur me on.
      Do you have a blog I can follow?

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  10. I love my internet connection - lol. I can remember when we had dial up internet, though; it was infuriatingly slow. High speed has taken a lot of the frustration out of the process. The one problem I have is that I can get caught up in reading and then not spend the time I should be putting on regular things like housework and exercise and sleeping. It's a struggle to have the right balance.

    I definitely feel like many of the bloggers I read are friends just as we would be in real life. And it doesn't matter as much if our schedules mesh, because our blogs are always available and comments can be written or read whenever it's convenient. I love to see your handwork and your cats and granddog and whatever you want to share; keep it coming please :)

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  11. Sorry Briony, but no, I'm not brave enough to have a blog.

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    1. Maybe someday, though, Joan - I felt as you do for the better part of eight years, but finally changed my mind. You might, too :) It can be whatever and however you want it to be; that's the beauty of a blog.

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