|Cy Bear with Little Red Ted and Big Red Ted|
|The River Wylye passes through Heytesbury Village: the bench was Peter's favourite seat when he rested on his daily walks about the village.|
This last week has therefore has been spent by me getting acquainted with my new tool of trade, getting annoyed that I am so far unable to exercise that trade fully, and waiting patiently for some extra tools (e.g. external disc drive for loading vital programmes) and happily clicking on buttons relating (I hope) to programmes that are available free as APPs! Many of my Followers and Friends are aware of my ability to click on buttons - with far reaching, not necessarily, correct or helpful results! So far, nothing too dramatic has occurred, but..... watch this space!
|The Christmas Bazaar in Heytesbury Church - 2011|
Oh, yes, and I've had to get one of those too (a Data Key I mean) - because the memory disc that came with the Presario is now extinct as a means of transferring data from one machine to another!! I believe that is classed as Progress?
This morning - a Monday, and not necessarily the best day of the week for me - the External Drive arrived and was immediately unpacked - in the hope that by day's end I would at least be able to upload my Camera programme and user manual discs, and edit my pictures of the two newly-constructed Gentleman Foxes, with a view to listing them and offering them for sale at www.Etsy.com/shop/coldhamcuddlies. (Despite Alan's best efforts to find a free download on the internet, the specific model of Canon Camera I use and of which I am very fond, I hasten to add, could not be found. Hence the External Drive acquisition. Alas, once I'd got the darn thing out of it's tightly-packed cardboard packaging, the black, fearsome looking object - which so far I cannot fathom how to open, let alone use - has been replaced within it's packaging. The sellers had somehow omitted to include a user manual - which they recommended I use! So, a feedback message has been left via Amazon to that effect, and I patiently await developments on that particular front.
Thus.... no new pictures to offer I am afraid, but having now found out how to upload the pictures I already have on file, here are a few random ones just to break up this post - and hopefully relieve the gloom being cast by my current rant against all things technical. I presently cannot upload all the pictures in my Picassa Library, which is duplicated on my computer via OpenOffice.org and my desk top file/folders or what have you. However, I've discovered I can upload them from the latter, so all is not lost. (Little Red Ted, featured in the top picture here, is the inspiration for the Stuffed Animal Restoration Clinic (Etsy Listing #79124185). He was the very first patient.)
It's been very exciting looking at the Picassa Library by the way - photographs I thought I'd long ago expunged from my collection are somehow miraculously still available - even if I may not be able to transfer them as yet to my blog or wherever else I may decide to try and show them. It's been lovely to reacquaint myself with some of the original ColdhamCuddlies - and I cannot wait to show them off, because many of them pre-date www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com! Indeed, some never made it onto the Etsy Shop site at all. Think I have to upload some 113 files to Google+ or somewhere, and then I'll be able to upload them from that source!! So, have plenty to find out - and do - in the coming days and weeks.
As mentioned above, I have not been idle in between attempts to master my new Big Toy. Two Foxes - one dressed in Hunting Pink (scarlet to the rest of us) and a relaxed Country Gentleman in a Royal Blue Velvet Smoking Jacket are ready to be listed and to join the Buchanan Foxes (Etsy Listing #654656642) as their dancing partners in any foxy jamboree on offer. Turner Bear is about to begin his treatment in the Stuffed Animal Restoration Clinic (Etsy Listing #79124285) - the mohair fabric matching his existing skin arrived about 10 days ago, but I have been somewhat otherwise engaged!!
Now that the Foxes are complete, I decided not to delay Turner's treatment - apart from anything else, funds to cover all my new technical purchases are needed - so once I have completed this post, the Quic-Unpic will be flourished, and Turner will be "attacked" - ready for his warm-water soaking prior to being rebuilt.
Cy Bear and I will be back as quickly as we can. Meanwhile, if I don't blog again this week - we both wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter! Looks like we're going to have a White One!!
One last thing: like Alice in Wonderland, the machine somehow managed to shrink this page siz twice: I've now corrected it to the normal twice while preparing it for publishing: so far, without knowing how I achieved either result! Life is exciting ..... as I said before - watch this space.......!