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Kicked out of my house

Why is it that now I have the time, 2 hrs to be precise, to be able to write a blog post that I can’t think of a damn thing to write. Sure there has been heaps going on and spending 24 hrs without Internet access was a pain (I did get to start reading a new book though, bought from lack of access + some) and I really noticed how much I use it for all sorts of things.
Surfing the net, well I don’t do this often, but the one time I wanted to look up stuff… Read my emails, blogs and FB… to name a few. Curled up on the couch under the heater with a good murder book was going to have to suffice. And I enjoyed it, David Baldacci is one of my favourite authors.

Last night was the night we were out of he house. I say kicked out to be funny, but actually, paid to leave with a meal and accommodation.
I’ll be posting a review on our meal at the local pub soon.
Now, why were kicked out?
Several months ago, April I think, one of my hot plates died. Yep, the big one, the one that is used more than any other. This proved a pain, as I realised how much I actually used it. So I hunt out a cheapy electric frying pan and slow cooker. Both have been brilliant and will continue to be used regularly.
Then the hot water cylinder died, that was fixed but another problem came up. The private electricity pole next to our carport was on a rather disasterous lean. Not a good look. Or safe. So the electrician came and fixed it up, temporarily. Thankfully it is near the the bank so the planks of timber are embedded into the bank and holding up the pole.

A week later the real estate ring and ask if we would mind leaving the house for a night if the owner pays, as it is cheaper for them to do that and stretch out the process (concreting the pole properly into the ground) than have it done in one day. So 36 rather than 24 hrs. Oh, and they will install the hot plates for you at the same time.
We have no problem with that. We’re pretty easy going that way. We are of the thinking that if we’re good to them, they’ll be good to us and round it goes….

Fast forward a few weeks and we pack up the car ready to leave for 2 days. This is after it has all organised and Aurora then (pole and electricity suppliers) lost the paperwork! Really? Witing again. The men arrive early and they talk poles, then one says “there’s a hotpate to put in aswell isn’t there? Do you want a look??” Really? Yes please! I think I was a little too excited, but who cares.

We got a brilliant little 2 bedroom cabin in the local caravan park. 5 beds for my three boys to choose from… Over kill maybe but hubby made the beds, and I have proof. These places are really well set out these days. A full kitchen, small stove, microwave, and everything you need for a holiday of more than a day or two. You can very easily spend a few weeks in one of these cabins. I was happy with this as, after the issue with the milk the other week, I think it’s a bad batch of instant coffee, so I have been full on real coffee (normally its half and half depending on my mood) so my coffee maker came along and she was cooking on the stove more than once.

As we left the house yesterday, the old cooker had come out and … Oh no, what are you doing…?They have to cut my bunch to fit the new one in. Of course it’s bigger. Is not 40 years old. Only a few inches, but I don’t have much space… it is a ceramic stove top, so flat and easy. And now I can’t wait to get home. Sad? Yes. But I have a thing for kitchens and decent tools, so for me it is exciting.

Out with the old…..

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And in with the new……

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I will post a picture essay next with all the photos I took around the beach near the caravan park. Water, galahs, black swans, flowers….

Keep smiling ūüôā
Jennifer

Dead laptop

The title says it all. My laptop died today and it’s 6 days til hubby gets home to look at it.
So posts will be short and sweet via the phone (or the odd times I borrow son’s laptop).

This also means although I can read all your blogs I may not be able to comment as usual.

I have been busy with new makes and have a market this weekend.. ūüôā

Keep smiling (what did we ever do before computers and the net)
Jennifer

Social media and Me.

I had a huge long essay here on my thoughts about the  phenomena that is Twitter, Facebook and my blogging (that is not included in the phenomena) but have changed tack and leaving it as short post.  No need to bore the pants of you.

Facebook: love it, it’s like a whole little community and¬†I have ;met; many¬†wonderful¬†friends there.¬† Yeah, at times it’s a bit high schoolish, but some people¬†just never grow up. After just¬†23 months,¬† a new and good friend is¬†coming¬†for a whirlwind visit from the States to see me.¬† Now, I would never in a million years thought I could have a friendship like this beginning¬†on the internet. Wonders will never cease. ūüôā

Twitter: joined up a few years ago, and after seeing FB, Twitter was too different and¬†weird.¬† Left it be.¬† Fast forward to now and I¬†am slowing getting into¬†it.¬† I do need help with how to make it work better, and how things work.¬† But time and patience…

My blog… has given me grief.¬† I do love¬†my blog and¬†what I am doing, but¬†I start to¬†question myself..:

 What am I doing?
Am I doing the right thing?
Should I do more? Less??
Change what I do?

Blog!!
I’m an all or nothing sort of person.¬† At the moment I’m all about my blog. Of course I can multi task, but when I get stuck on something, that’s what I want to do.¬†
Some things are easy to do, but it takes a bit for it to sink in here, so after 8 months or so, something has hit home and I now have a whole bunch of new things on my blog page.  It just clicked. So I did it. And I just want to write and post pics, and do stuff.

There in poses the problem. Or dilemma.
I know I have changed as time has gone on.  My posts are better, more chatty I hope, than reading like a fact book, and all stiff.  I found, the posts I started reading (part research which is huge for me) that I liked the most, were those that read like a conversation, that they were talking to me.  I wanted to emulate that in my own style, keeping true to who I am.

But what do I write about, do I try to please everyone (of course not, it can never work!), so I write what I think people want to read, or just let it all fall out onto the keyboard (which is sort of what I do)???

The more views we get the better. But do we put undue pressure on ourselves to write better stuff to keep people engaged? Or is that trying too hard.  Do we put in lots of pictures, a few pictures. 

I¬†have given myself¬†plenty of poetic licence¬†within my title blurb.¬† I am not drifting off course, or going somewhere my readers don’t want to go.¬† I have also learnt that long posts are allowed to be cut into parts 1,2 and 3 etc… don’t bore people with too much wordy stuff.
Oops, is this post too long already..?

The key Рas I read today on The Hook Рis to be passionate about what you write.  If you like what you are writing about, it comes across and people want to engage and come back.

If that link doesn’t work, please check my blogroll.

Keep smiling and have a great social day ūüôā
Jennifer