12TH JULY 2005
Oooo brilliant Alex! I heard the first series and then bought and devoured the book which was about etymology. It was superb - so entertaining and interesting. I have it here if you are interested. Chuffed that he's got a new one out all ready for me to give to fellow English language freaks and ask Santa to put it in my Christmas stocking.
Amazing WA. I think both books will be doing the rounds!!
Enjoy time off Tracey. Excellent news that everyone passed.
Nippy again tonight.
Boffin - unhappy cows, oh dear.....
definotely a bit nippy.had a great weekend away staying with Mouse for a christmas do on the saturday...still tired now and been busy sorting my mother out today who is not well...........
Sounds like you had a good one Seren. Hope your mother improves.
Morning - ish
Ah books - with pages - lovely. Whatever will happen to the good old book now the likes of Kindles are all the rage? - And what is to become of bookshelves? Boffette is asking for a Kindle Fire - whatever that is? Put it too close to me and it may end up as kindling for the fire!!
Oh I don't like much where the world is going... wifi this that and the other, all synchronising with themselves to make our lives better - whether we want it or not!
Chocolate snowman again today - chocolate is nice though
I suspect a similar conversation was had about the invention of the printing press Boff. Fact is, there's nowt we can do about it and meanwhile, reading on Kindle is delightful, I rarely read dead tree these days and as you know I am a confirmed bibilophile.
Kindle Fire is an android tablet PC with the Amazon front end on it, so good for videos, email, facebook and google as well as its primary use which is an electronic means to download and read books. Apps are availabe cheaply from the Amazon app store. It's a total bargain compared to the iPad and is now the second biggest seller in the world. Were it not for the fact that we already have more computers, lap tops, smart phones and kindles than Curry's, I'd be buying one each for my kids.
Boffin - I know what you mean. Sometimes the simple things in life are best. Took cake into work today and cheered everyone up
Tracey - how is your foot now? Hope you are back running full speed.
Wet and cold tonight, very wintry.
no snow hwere but oooks cold.i'm heading to the gym for a swim and a spin class
i ran 4 days in a row last week and looks like i'm going to have 4 rest days in a row
Afternoon - Taking ram lambs to the market took the morning. Wasn't sure what the character was today - had to investigate the packaging to learn that it was 'Hector the Robin' - what kind of marketing meeting came up with the concept of a robin wearing a World War I type flying helmet called Hector to be a particularily good character for a moulded chocolate in an advent calendar?
I expect the monks were quite put out when the printing press put them out of work! So a kindle fire is an Amazon monopoly rather like the ipod which only wants to use files from Apple?
Android is open source Boff. Amazon have their own layer on top but nothing to stop you digging down and playing. It's not trivial but is certainly possible and doesn't invalidate any guarantees like it does with Apple.
My foot is really good Nutty. Have run as far as six miles completely pain free. Bit scared to go further but then don't feel the need to at the moment. Maybe in the spring when the girls start ramping up the miles but right now, five or six miles is just right.
Made mince pies. First two dozen but judging by the way they are disappearing, not the last.
Great news Tracey. Tis the season to be jolly
I am not very good with modern technology. I can just about type on here and thats your lot!!
Me neither Nutty, but I live in a house full of technophiles and some of it rubs off whether I like it or not.
With regard to the Kindle specifically though, I read a lot, about three books a week roughly, and the Kindle makes it easier. It is lighter, easier to hold in one hand, has a variable font size for when my eyes are tired, a light I can use and not disturb OH and a dictionary which I can access instantly. If you like books, stay with paper, but if you like reading, it's a winner.
its a tad cold this morning.the back brakes were frozen on on the car
Morning .... here we (I) go again. Another day of durge !
Time for a mince pie then Alex - better get round to Tracey quick as they seem to be going fast
Good to hear your foot is holding up Tracey - nice steady miles over the winter as you say, then you will be in good form if you want to do more in the spring
I think I may have eaten all the pies - non in the house and my back brace has broken under the strain!!!
Was freezing this morning. The rain cleared all the frost but still very cold. Good reason to eat more pie
Look after your back Boffin. Sounds like life on the farm is busy.
Another week nearly over. Christmas is only round the corner.
Rain was blimmin' cold tonight. I was wrapped up well but still freezing after 6 miles.
WA - its getting worse out there by the sound of it. Nipped out to the bin and got soaked to the skin!
Supposed to be nice over the weekend
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