Saturday, 5 December 2015

Project 365 week 49

Gosh exactly  four weeks to go until my fourth year at this project is finished, the time seems to have flown by, I did wonder in year one if I could complete it but am still enjoying it most of the time.

Sunday

Off work for the weekend and as there was a geocaching event on fairly locally and despite the howling gales, the snow and the pishing rain we decided to go along. It was mainly in a hall with a reindeer dash to collect points. We were lucky when our team set out it remained dry for the most part. We were dressed from head to foot in waterproofs with wellies on our feet as it was boggy to say the least.

helping draw the raffle. 




Monday

While I was in Morrisons buying stuff for yesterday's meeting I used my voucher I got for my birthday for a bunch of flowers. Very nice they are too.

my birthday flowers







Tuesday

Today was #givingtuesday and I know a friend of mine was feeling a bit down, so I decided to give. Went and bought her a wee pressie and sent it down to her, just cos I am nice like that.



a very small gesture



Wednesday

For some reason my computer decided it was doing nothing. I tried setting to an earlier time, tried formatting but keeping everything there, but no luck. So I backed up masses of stuff including just over sixty thousand pictures and videos that really need sorted  (most of which just need sorting to the bin)  and formatted it back to factory settings. Thankfully that sorted the problem. Just need to work out how to remove and reinstall yahoo mail as it is playing up.

formatting the laptop


Thursday

Went through to Stirling, was a clear dry day when we set off. Time we were coming back it was terrible, so much surface water, a lot more traffic on the road than normal as everybody was having to find ways round the Forth Road Bridge which is now shut, We normally make it home in an hour and a quarter, took us two hours just to get as far as Kilmarnock, by that time I was hungry needing to stretch my legs and needing the loo. There is just nowhere to stop as it is all motorway with no services en route.We stopped for something to eat before heading home.
Have to laugh, the sign above the gantries was slowing us down to fifty mph, try five more like.

Forth Road Bridge
the weather was awful 



Friday

Always like to try and support local events if we can. So we went along tonight to a fundraiser for the cubs and scouts. Daughter has been involved in quite a bit of the organising as well.  Was a good turn out, many more people than they had expected. Met up with the other grandparents and spent about an hour there but was not much to do and it was too crowded and noisy. Fifi and Bob went to see Santa and daughter had arranged with him that the presents would be safe for Bob to eat.

Bob and Grandpa with his Santa present


Saturday

The prizes I won a few weeks back have started to come in. Some very handy wins some of which will make Christmas pressies, so all you are seeing is the outside of the boxes.

the chocolates were bought rest been won






22 comments:

  1. Glad you got your laptop sorted, there is nothing worse than seeing that go wrong! I love fresh flowers in the house, and it looks like you are building up a nice stash of Christmas presents there!

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    1. few wee issues with the laptop but in the main useable. All the prizes will help towards Christmas

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  2. That looks like an absolutely horrendous journey! You must have been scared of losing all those photos and videos when you sorted your computer out. I delete the bad ones as soon as I upload them to my computer, but even then I look back and wonder why on earth I saved some of the ones that are still on there!

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    1. I tend to back up weekly so not too bad. I really do need to clear out but it is finding the time, always so much other stuff to do

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  3. Oh wow! Well done....This has been my first year joining in and I have enjoyed it. I will be carrying on next year!
    Fab photos! Lovely flowers! I hope you had a great birthday!
    Well done on your wins....I've had a few lately and they have been put away for Christmas....My girl are going to be so pleased x

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    1. Well done on your first year, I love following these to see the children grow and the ups and downs of people lives ( I am nosey like that)

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  4. aaaa love thaat you gave a gift to your friend to cheer her up! And yay to flowers, money well spent.I hate dealing with computers, glad you got it sorted x

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    1. she appreciated the gift, so money well spent.
      Free flowers are even better

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  5. So handy winning lots of prizes to give as Christmas presents Elaine. Perfect timing. What a nightmare journey home on Thursday :(
    Happy birthday ! I thought it was last eek when you had your cake? Maybe you are like the queen with two lol! I bet your friend will be so thrilled with her surprise parcel in the post - what a lovely gesture x x

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    1. the prizes are handy, and she appreciated the present so money well spent

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  6. I went through the wins I'd been putting away through the year for Christmas and birthdays and was pleasantly surprised by how much I already had. Double bonus as I hate shopping.

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    1. it is surprising how they build up over the year

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  7. How sweet of you to send a surprise gift to your friend. Lovely flowers too. The journey looks absolutely atrocious. Our weather was abysmal too last week, hoping the next one will be better. Fed up of walking to school in the rain.

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    1. Use to hate the school runs in the rain as well, but needs must

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  8. Oh gosh 4 years! I think this is my 2nd or 3rd...cant remember lol but next year am going to do project 52 instead I think!

    So kind of you to send a gift to a friend! And well done on the wins

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  9. glad you managed to sort the laptop out, lucky you managed to retrieve all your photos. i have two back up files for mine and hubbies computers as a just in case

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    1. yes I really should have my pics safe somewhere else.

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  10. Hope the weather has settled down and that your friend liked her surprise. Well done on all the wins too #365

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    1. My friend loved her surprise, wins are very habdy

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  11. I made the effort to back up my laptop this week. I need to sort out my photo files too!
    I heard on the news about the Forth Road Bridge, the journey looks miserable, dark and rain and traffic, the worst combination to drive in.

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    1. driving it those conditions is not my idea of fun at all.

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