Monday, 24 December 2012

It is Christmas 🎄 Eve

Last year we went on a cruise and very good it was to. Good weather in the main down in the Canaries, superb entertainment every night, spectacular decorations all over the ship and excellent food.
This year we are home!
All seems a bit flat somehow especially as the boys are too old for Santa Claus but thank goodness Phoebe still believes in the magic. We saw her this afternoon and she looked exhausted, worn out with excitement I guess. Mike had to carry her in from the car and lay her on the sofa, spark out!
As I have been far from well this year we decided to go to a pub for Christmas lunch, en famille, and we are booked into The Drum in Cockington. Nice and handy for Emma and, if the weather is kind, somewhere for Phoebe to ride her new bike which is currently on Santa sleigh.
See photo 1.

We are on the early sitting at 12 so we should be home, in front of the fire with our feet up by 5. Emma and the kids are going on to Sarah's for tea

Boxing Day we are having lunch at the Orestone with Mary & Bob from North Carolina.
Set above the cliffs, over looking the sea at Maidencombe, Torquay it is a beautiful old manor house.
See photo 2
Back here after for nibbles and drinks and hopefully we will be joined by Emma and Co.
i am writing this, with great difficulty, on my iPad as the text is hidden by the keyboard!
So, I will finish this little missive and go cook our dinner. Plain, basic stuff tonight before all the richness to come. omelettes.

Blogging with my iPad

Umm, not easy but the old adage .. Try, try, try again seems rather appropriate.
I have to say I LOVE my iPad, it is so quick, light to carry, versatile, in fact, absolutely brilliant.
There are restrictions the biggest being no Flash preventing you from viewing many things on Utube but, apart from  that, I have discovered that I can do my Arty Crafty  stuff on here with the aid of a couple of programmes.
It is very different from using my laptop but enjoyable none the less.
Here are a couple of things I have done , certainly not masterpieces but very satisfying.
Right, let me see if I can upload them 😍
O dear, I have just downloaded the Blogger App, another large learning curve. Now what?
There is a picture icon which has allowed me to load some pictures but they are tiny at the bottom of the ' page'.
Guess I will hit the 'Publish' button and see what happens.
Here goes .........