Sunday, March 25, 2012

Still no photos..

I am trying hard to solve my ipad blogging problems. I tried to explain the technical work arounds to Dennis who stared at me and said, "So there's all that carry on or you could pay £3". Put like that.... So I got my credit card out did the deal and was told it could take up to twenty four hours to upgrade the Google storage. Then the credit card company anti- fraud department started to text demandng that I ring them immediately. Despite the fraud department being based in India thay seem to have a problem wih me using this card on line for anything overseas.

So I rang. I told them that I knew that the Google payment had triggered this. I went politely through the usual rigmarole of confirming everything from my next door neighbours cats name to my sisters haircolour to confirm my identity and confirmed that yes it was me who bought shampoo in Boots and clothes from Spirit of the Andes and, yes, yes, yes it was me who was trying to spend all of £3 on Google. He said he was authorising that payment now. I was polite if formal throughout. My response may have been a little curt when he asked if there was anything else he could help me with today. What did he mean anything else? How had he helped in the first place?

And the result? I got home to a message saying that Spirit of The Andes had rung to say my payment had failed. So I did that all over again and now I come to blog and realise... The Google payment has not gone through either. Grrrrrr.

I did find a free app called Photopad which easily resizes photos to the size at which they are not supposed to count for your Picassa Slbum storage. App works fine. Blogsy still will not attach them. I give up for tonight.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Queen and I

You may have noticed that this blog has been a little lacking lately. I skip a few days because life intervenes and then I look at my life and think, well what is interesting to blog about? Or alternatively, oh there is too much to blog about now, where to start? This is the disadvantage of being a lawyer...I can quite convincingly argue the diametrically opposing sides of an argument and make both sound credible!

Then there are the technical hurdles. Thanks to the nice people who run the help on the Blogsy ipad app I now know that my Picassa Web Album storeage is full. Who knew that could even happen? This means Blogsy would not upload pictures and we all know that Section 7(1) ( iii) Blogging Act 2005 prohibits posts without visuals save in certain proscribed circumstances. ( Blog posts without pictures which are about the inability to post pictures are covered by Schedule 2 Para 3 ( a) so I am fine today.)

It seems I have two options. First, pay a very small and entirely reasonable fee to upgrade my storage (which goes aganst the grain because I got on line when I only knew one other person with an email address and am thus of the generation that is used to everything online being free, even though I know it must cost somene somewhere something to produce all these services). Or it seems I could set up another web album account and link it to Blogsy. Or my blogs, or something. Which goes against the grain because that takes time and effort to figure out and the Internet is supposed to be fast and easy. Sigh.

So, I am going to have to align myself to the Queen who just rededicated herself to the service of the nation. And I assume the Commonwealth and any other country out there who might have had a little strop about some tea in a harbour but which still stays up all night to watch Royal Weddings.( You know who you are.)

I hereby rededicate myself to sorting out the technical problems and the motivational problems and coming back in a few days with a regular blog schedule and some interesting material. And photos.

Meanwhile, if you will excuse me I must go and walk these Corgis.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

 I am delighted that my quilt The Things We Carry has been juried into the Beneath Southern Skies exhibition.



 You can see the other quilts in the exhibition and find the dates when it will be on view by clicking on this button.

                                Beneath the Southern Sky Gallery

Sunday, March 04, 2012