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Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:38

Like your style Fidget!! 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 23:51
Soooo glad you said that about using Facetime & Skype Runny - thought it was just me being vain - makes me look a bit weird too.

Time for sleeps now - night everyone - thanks for the chat today. Stay safe people down under - fires still sound bad.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:40
Thanks for the recommendation Hogweed - will search it out.

Just to add to the Apple debate - have to say I love my iPhone and iPad. My phone is now well over 5 years old and hasnt been turned off since I got it except for the ocassional reboot or accidental run down. Still the original battery which I think is pretty good going.

Find Apple stuff generally fairly intuitive to use & beautifully designed. Bit pricey though and, like Panda, I dont understand why phones seem to have taken the retrograde step of getting bigger again in the last year or two. Like to be able to keep mine in a pocket.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:11


Yes FaceTime is a piece of software that runs (as far as I know) only on Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, iMacs) and both users need to be using Apple devices.

It's essentially the same as SKYPE but the advantage of SKYPE is that you can put it on almost all devices - Apple included.

We have Apple stuff but use SKYPE because our families have PC's and Windows and android phones.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 17:52

Thank you 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 17:39

Wonky - sounds like a 5 star hotel for Flatters.

My boy was a farm / rescue kitten so was not used to people at all. He's now 13 and still doesn't like visitors (very affectionate with us though). The only 'strangers' with whom he will sit in the same room is a friend who's not keen on cats (so makes no attempt to stroke or talk to him) and my mother in law. Couldn't work out why she'd been singled out for favouritism until I saw her sneaking him little bits of cake!! 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 17:34

That's one weird looking plant Busy 

Doesn't look as though the Colin Prior programme is available at the moment Fairy - would have been good to see.

Perhaps you'd be kind enough to give me the heads up if you notice any promising Scottish walking / mountain / landscape photography programmes on BBC Scotland? - they are right at the end of my TV guide (no 912 or something similar on SKY) so I often miss what's on up there - must try to remember to look more often myself  Quite often look at BBC Alba - kind of hoping Gaelic might be learned by osmosis & they often have some decent music on there.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:37

Will do Fairy - & will show them to OH too - he is very into the hills and mountains and photography. Regular Christmas present (after the socks and pants) is a Colin Prior calendar - really good moonlit shot of some of the tops in Torridon on the wall for January. Torridon is my very favourite part of the world  - along with Argyll and Bute - and the Outer Hebrides - and most of the rest of Scotland - need to get back up there soon 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:16

Aaaw - you lot just made me feel much better about my mucky old floor - must be because we're all gardeners and traipse mud in & out all the time that we can turn a blind eye to a bit of muck! When you all come over for tea I'll be much more relaxed knowing we have similar housekeeping standards. 

Wonky - love the sound of your cat cave - my boy would like one of those. When we first got him he was a timid, frightened little thing and I had to make him a hidey box. It was just a supermarket cardboard box with some bedding in but with all the sides taped up leaving just a tiny entrance hole.

As he got to know us he gradually ate his way out of the box by chewing away lumps of the cardboard. Eventually there was only the base left - but it was still his 'safe' place to go and sit when he was stressed or frightened. I don't know if he realised he was really just sitting on a square of cardboard on the floor but it helped him cope.

Got to love 'em - I thought he was out in the cold and rain - just came upstairs to find him curled up on the bed 

Fairy - thank you for the link to the walkers' forum you put on here for Hosta. Had a look at it and there was a link to 2 programmes on BBC Scotland (The Adventure Programme?) about driving / walking /cycling the less travelled roads through the highlands. We really enjoyed watching them and they've given us some good ideas for holidays. OH now even more determined to have a camper van though....

Well done Verdun on your dealings at GC - go on - don't keep us in suspenders over your plant purchases though.... 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 14:19

Afternoon all - quiet on here isn't it?

Glad to hear the Hostas  are OK - hope the situation doesn't interfere with their sunbathing and snorkelling too much and the hotel doesn't run out of gin 

Nothin' much to report here. Sunny morning but raining hard now. Finally got around to washing the kitchen floor - was going to do it as part of my pre Christmas big clean up but ran out of either time or (more likely) enthusiasm.

Nobody noticed & it's only because I could see a track of muddy footprints from the cat flap to the cat bowl that I decided it had to be done. It's been swept frequently but a mid brown wood floor doesn't show up the dirt. How much of a slovenly housewife am I??? 

I'm very bored right now and am bracing myself to do my tax return - but for now I think a cuppa & a slice of Christmas cake is calling a bit louder - SYL 

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