Things I have recently been doing

My long absence is inexcusable, readers. Inexcusable! I have been ill and busying saying yes to anything that anyone asks me to do. It’s not a great combination because it makes the getting-better part quite hard. Let me give you a little insight into my recent activities.

1. Working at a wedding on a boat in Greenwich. I’m not making any judgements about anything/anyone. I’m just saying East London is a bit grey. The lack of trees made me sad. I don’t mean cool-fashionable-east-of-central, like Shoreditch or Brick Lane. I mean east east. Like, almost isn’t classed as London anymore. It is grey and brown and industrial.

2. Going to North London for Christmas dinner with my fabulous friend Bianca of lovefoodlovefashion and some other friends we went to university with. Christmas jumpers were a required part of the evening and there was food and fun aplenty.


3. Getting an amazing reaction after posting this picture on my friend’s Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts.

The social media public were loving it! It was such an amazing feeling. World domination is but a small step away.

4. Buying a new laptop. Because what happened was, it was time to watch Breaking Bad so we were switching the cables over so that we could get the computer screen up on the TV and there was a little spark and a pop and then the smell of smoke from the computer. Then the light on the front went orange and there was no turning it on. Apparently it was the motherboard, which is so expensive to replace, you might as well buy a new computer. Dammit. So a new computer it was. We were at a crucial point in Breaking Bad and we had to watch the next episode! Had to.

5. Realising all the stuff that was on the computer that is now lost forever. Both my NaNoWriMos are gone. Not that I was on the verge of publishing them or anything. But yeh. Now they’re gone.

6. Having the longest cold of my life. It is just dragging and dragging…. The sore throat has passed but it just won’t quite go away.

7. Falling over in a load of mud. I’d barely walked out of Ham House and was making my way down to the river and down I went like a sack of potatoes. Mud everywhere. Trousers, arms, hands and shoes were covered. The side of my tshirt got splattered too. So for the rest of the half hour walk, I was wet and filthy. People kept looking at me and I just kept smiling, all friendly, like there was nothing all over me.

As you can see, it’s been an eventful few days!

15 responses to this post.

  1. RIP NaNoWriMo stuff. RIP.


  2. Posted by markwoff on December 17, 2013 at 10:43

    It’s true, it’s always the busiest time of the year.
    Thanks for a great idea: I can blame a (non-existent) computer failure for the almost magical absence of a completed NaNoWriMo effort. Smoke, sparks and lights… “Oh, it’s vanished!”


  3. Hope you are feeling better already, my friend!

    Have a great and restful day ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀


  4. Posted by Rambler5319 on December 17, 2013 at 16:08

    Could I suggest you get a good size memory stick (16Gb, 32Gb or 64Gb depending on how much you need) and copy your data files to it once a week – make it weekend routine. That way you know you can only lose a week’s stuff rather than the whole lot. Backing up is the thing most people forget about but it’s really worth doing.


  5. OH shucks, sorry ! They couldn’t get anything off the hard drive?
    Where are you in Breaking Bad? It’s amazing, right?


  6. The info on the computer may not be lost. It is your hard drive that holds all that stuff and it may be fine. Find someone skilled in computers and see if they will work on retrieving the info. A friend or interested party may even do it for free. The stuff you need can then be put on a flash drive (a 32 GB drive is now under $25 US). Then you can move it back onto the new laptop.


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