February 26, 2011


I just bought myself the smallest hair straightener I've ever seen.  A tiny VS MiniPro, perfect for travelling.  The only thing that amazed me was that on a huge sticker on the electrical cord was a tag I'd heard about, but never seen on any of my appliances.

Really... Seriously?   It really makes you wonder how many idiots did this to warrant a manufacturers warning doesn't it.

February 23, 2011

Can't win

Okay, about 2 minutes after I posted the last entry what happens?  I get a background image to actually load!  So it's not the one I really wanted, but for the moment it'll do.  I just can't understand why the one I want is the only one that doesn't seem to be working.  I'm just about to nick off to my other blog and try loading on a new background and see what happens.... whew, I'm back.  Turns out that apart from taking a god awful amount of time to load, it works just fine.  If I was a drinking person this would send me to the liquor cabinet, but I'm not so a cup of tea will have to suffice.  What a day.

Shabby where?

I've been trying all day to get the bloody background up and running again.  I love the Shabby Blogs backgrounds, but am having a devil of a time getting any of the codes to work at the moment.  Once the page loads I get a message that says "Done, but with some errors", and a little box up in the top left corner that looks like this...

The rest of the elements load perfectly.  Right background colour, correct text area... just the background image fails to upload.  GRRRRRR ... Beautiful Dreamer's image, the usual background pic on this blog, seems to be m.i.a.  Okay try once more - visit Shabby Blogs website, go to backgrounds, pick out ideal look, 'get code'.  Copy code and paste into blogs design area (click edit html/javascript gadget).  Paste into content area and save....
Results... NOTHING!
{totally fuming in front of monitor}
I'm truly hoping it's a problem on Photobuckets end cause this could drive me nuts pretty quickly.  I'll give it a few more tries and hopefully I'll have some background up ASAP.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

P.S - Aqua Butterfly, a beautiful lineart on a textured aqua background, is totally gone from their catalogue.  I think they've retired it!  Now I'll have to find something else appropriate for my other blog.  Darn it.

Surprise in Mail

I got a surprise in the mail yesterday... a business sized envelope from the US.  Really light, with no pages?  I didn't remember writing to any of the cousins there, but they only ever email anyway.

Turning over the envelope I carefully slit the edge and pulled out.... drumroll please....

A personalised and signed bookplate from Anne Bishop!

my name blurred :P

I'd totally forgotten that I'd even emailed to her when she asked online if anyone wanted signed bookplates - duh!  I feel like an idiot :)  So now I have a signed bookplate.  I think I'm just going to stick it in my scrapbook album for the moment.  I'll think of someway to display it later.