Oh I am going to scream.
I have had zero access to the Internet for more than 2 minutes since Friday morning and I am furious. Not because I can't blog or such like. No. Do you realise how hard it is to do banking for starters, or nip on for recipes, the news, emails from loved ones etc?
I have hated it and yet loved it.
I got so much done over the weekend. Belle and I went girly shopping on Saturday and today we did the best thing ever and our favourite pastime together - that's geocaching.
I needed to go to Haigh Hall in Wigan to practice indoor lighting for my bros wedding in two weeks and whilst there we thought we would get the GPS out and trek around the hall AND take in my favourite time of year, Autumn. We discovered so many interesting things about one small area of Wigan - Belle was thrilled with the fresh air, the discovery, the squirrels doing a mad dash beech nut round up before hibernation etc. She even got photographic and took ace pictures with my teeny Fuji S7000. I mean, its not a cheapy camera but its no good for my day job so Ive kind of given her it. SHE IS MADE UP! She has such a good eye for it and she knows how to handle composition better than I could have imagined.
So she took this on macro and got the rule of thirds down to a tee - way to go belle!
So she takes a picture of her feet - in the rule of thirds. I bet David Bailey is bricking it!
Belle and I - Mmmmmm, I really dont look like I went to bed at 3am trying to mend the PC!
And a selection of why Autumn just fills me up. THE COLOURS and the angles and the leaves..............LOVE!
Love this of Belle on the mini train tracks.... she is such a dolly xx
And isnt she just the funniest thing ever?
When we got back, we geared ourselves up to sort this stupid flaming router and Internet out. Do you know how hard it is to perform a system restore on a new PC these days? Its so damned difficult. Before we managed to find out how to do it eventually, we couldn't believe how many drivers were corrupt. I think we had suffered with a worm or some Trojan horse (thank the lord we back stuff up!). I'm not entirely happy with it now but it will do. And Norton Security - dont get me started with that joker.
Anyway, this weekend has been very important for us in other ways.
We have been gearing belle up for the most important and I mean the most profound piece of investigatory procedure she has/will ever undergone/undergo (I'm sure I could have worded that better!). Ellie is going to the Gait Lab on Tuesday and finally we will know why she walks like she does and if her body will get any stronger or if she is likely to develop SCA (spinal curvature atrophy). Its such a BIG deal to us - you have no idea. Its bigger than life itself, than winning the euromillions, bigger than BG giving me free reign of their warehouse. You get the picture. So I only have Monday to get my life together as after Tuesdays big day at Alderhey hospital, its down to Bristol for Scrapcamp. Well, Swindon actually. You gotta love Hilton Hotels young events managers who dont know their bottoms from their elbows. You get me, don't you? So off we trundle to Swindon where their pool and spa facilities are top notch (yeah!).
Now Ive got to go and re-arrange my flamin scrap room as I have had to move the PC to get a better signal via the router. You can imadge how long it takes to move 3 things in a craft space...... because I have 4 hours spare - at 1230am. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.