Saturday, 2 June 2018

I will be absent during June


Just finished flowering in our garden at the end of May - Cercis siliquastrum 

My computer problems continue - I realise that it would be preferable to buy a new one, but when this one works I like it. A new hard drive has been installed, everything has been updated, but now my eldest son considers that more memory is required. When the parts have been delivered, my granddaughter's boyfriend has kindly said that he will install it for us. I have decided to take a break from this blog for the next three or four weeks, and wait to see how things transpire. Writing posts and uploading photos is very slow and tedious here at the moment, which takes the pleasure away from blogging. I shall still try to visit your blogs from time to time as that does not appear to be a problem.


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  1. Good luck with the computer upgrade(s)!

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  2. Hello Rosemary,
    I am so sorry you are having so much trouble with your computer. I didn't get the computer gene that kids seem to be born with today. When I have a problem I too have to go and find help. I hope it is all resolved soon.
    Your garden looks beautiful. I love the stacked stone wall too.
    I will miss your posts. XXX

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    1. Dear Catherine - I do not have the computer gene either. The drystone wall in our garden is a typical Cotswold feature. We have them all around our fields as well as our gardens.
      Hope I am back soon - take careπŸ’š

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  3. I am having to use my husband’s computer. It is set up in the muddled way only a wool gathering scientist could love, or understand. Things are not going well.

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    1. Sorry you are having difficulties too Susan - I think that I have been far too lucky in the past as I have only suffered tiny niggles before and I have been blogging for quite a few years.

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  4. Will miss you, aren't computers the bigger, though not as bad as printers.

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    1. Ah yes! printers, let's not go down that road too.

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  5. hope you get it sorted. A Blog holiday sounds good actually, away from the computer. xxx

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    1. You are right Lyn - a break away from the computer sould be good especially for my stress levels.

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  6. Dearest Rosemary,
    So sorry that your old(er) Apple is acting up like that!
    Waiting for your new post to appear and ready when you are; good luck!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. Dear Rosemary,

    I understand your frustration. When things go right, blogging is a lot of fun. However, when it takes way too much time to make the computer do what you want it to do, then it is extremely stressful. Installing more memory is a good idea. The procedure only takes a few minutes but only if you know what you are doing. I am glad that you have someone who will do it for you.


    I will miss your beautiful photos and I will miss going on those wonderful outings. The kind of blog you write takes a lot of time and your photos are always so special, again more time involved in getting them the way you like them.

    Your garden is stunning. So much thought and love you put into it. At least your garden shows how much work and patience went into it. It rewards you over and over again.

    I will miss you. Please know that we will be here to welcome you back.

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    1. Dear Gina - your comment is so kind and generous, how could I possibly not come back to wonderful friends like you.
      We have a little video showing how to add more memory to our computer but my granddaughter's boyfriend builds computers just for fun. She met him whilst she was at Oxford Univerity so I think we shall be fairly safe hands.
      I had a look at a blogging forum and found that because I had so many posts showing on my home page that could be problem and slow things down, and certainly I am finding at the moment that it has improved. I didn't ask blogger to show so many continuous posts on my home page, they seem to do things to your blog whenever they please.
      The garden is filled with colour - it is just as if all the flowers and trees were also fed up with our long cold winter, and are madly flowering as if there is no tomorrow.

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    2. Dear Rosemary,

      I have presently 8 posts on my home page. You are in control of how many posts per page. I need to find the exact place for you so you can change it.

      Recently, I upped the speed with my Server. It costs a little extra but helped speed up every function.

      Of course, posting from different countries, this may not be a solution for you.

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    3. Thank you Gina - I have now reduced the posts on my home page so that it shows one post only, and it certainly has helped. My posts are very overloaded with photos so showing so many on the one page must obviously be too much. However, I did not change it to 8, Blogger did it, so you really have to keep a close eye on just what they are up to. You can change your posts to 1 by going into your desktop - go to settings - then post, and if it says more than 1 post is shown on the main page, then you can change it and save. It really does help.
      The computer man checked my speed and he said that it is good.

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  8. First, when I saw that wonderful flowering Cercis and the words 'I will be absent during June', I thought you should go on travelling to a far away place (I still remember that beautiful India journey you made). But no, computer difficulties are something very different and a nuisance because we (think) we cannot do one minute without. I hope we shall not miss your great blogposts too long, but in the meantime I wish you a very relaxing time, more time to spend in your garden.

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    1. I appreciate your very kind comment Janneke, a break and some relaxation will do more good than harm.

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  9. Hope you get it fixed soon. Not fun having computer problems. I have just noticed my email box no longer shows comments for my blog due to an unwanted, unasked for automatic upgrade. So it might not be your computer wholly to blame as every new upgrade recently seems to screw something else up that worked fine before. Off to try and fix it back the way it was :o)

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    1. Thanks for that Bob - I am beginning to think that I may have spent a lot of money when it was bloggers fault all along. I have also been having problems with the comments not coming into my email too. I read that if you have more than one post on the home page that slows up the blog hugely and I had six. Not my doing but changed by them - it is no wonder we get cross with blogger. If they change things they should let us know.
      I have had to learn how to use my newly upgraded computer all over again, and it has given me computer fatigued for the time being.

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    2. Hi Rosemary,
      Found out the reason for comments not appearing in Yahoo's email box is Blogger no long supports open ID and various other things. People complaining online about this so hopefully they might bring it back but my mate thinks Blogger might fold altogether as less people are using blogs. You can transfer everything over to WordPress if that happens even though its a hassle. I could do without that prospect but better than nothing. Fingers crossed. Just letting you know the disappearing emails appear to be as a result of blogger changes internally not anything else.

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    3. Thank you Bob - I am really grateful to you for letting me know. I shall now be prepared if or when blogger folds to switch over to Wordpress. Keeping my fingers crossed too.

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  10. Sorry to read about your computer problems. In the meantime, I'm sure you will be taking lots of beautiful photos to show when you return.

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment Betty - thank you.

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  11. Enjoy your break, Rosemary, and I do hope the computer situation is resolved for you. Your garden is as pretty as a picture, and speaks of sunny Springtime. I will be travelling through June - with fingers crossed for our new laptop and its ability to blog!

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    1. Enjoy your trip Patricia - I shall think of you.

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  12. Hello Rosemary, The more dependent on computers we become the harder it is when they start playing tricks. Enjoy your break, but please don't make it too long!
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I am beginning to realise that it was not wholly my computer but blogger. However, I don't think that it has done any harm to have the computer upgraded, although it is now asking me if I want to upgrade to the new 'high sierra' but I have had enough of computer upgrades for the time being - I am suffering from computer fatigue.

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  13. Computers are great when they do as one wants but a pain otherwise. Good Luck.

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    1. Bring back the simple life Susan - but I do enjoy my contact with so many lovely people around the world.

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  14. Beautiful photos.
    Good luck with your computer and I'm sure it will work well when all upgraded.
    I might we away when you return - but if so will look in if I have interest access where ever I go...
    Take care Rosemary..

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    1. Thank you very much Margaret - have a lovely trip and enjoy.

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  15. Enjoy your break..but I sure hope that you return.
    With me it is my old ipad that is acting up. It won't let me stayed signed into my blog...so I have been having to go to my desktop.
    We by the way have made the move to the mountains. This year this task was not so easy.

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    1. Dear Janey - thank you, but I remain the optimist and am hopeful that things will improve. I can tell already that the computer is performing much, much better, but it seems to be blogger that is messing me about. Enjoy your mountain retreat.

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  16. You have my sympathies Rosemary, having had far too many computer related problems myself.
    Enjoy the garden. That last photo will keep me going for a while, so good to see your box balls looking so healthy.

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    1. The computer has really worn me out Jessica, so that is why I am taking a bit of a break. Hopefully when the added memory is in the computer things will improve even more.
      We just cannot believe how our box has come back to life - it is now the most lush brilliant luminous green. So all is not bad here, as that is certainly a little miracle as far as we are concerned.

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  17. Lovely photos.
    When computers do not collaborate, it is difficult.
    Have a nice rest.
    Greetings
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Thank you so much Maria - I agree with you computers can be a real pain at times.

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  18. You will be missed. I hope your computer gets sorted with all your family help.
    Have a good June and I hope to find your return later this summer.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl that is very kind of you.

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  19. Hi, nice to meet you! Thanks for your suggestions on my blog. Have you checked your internet speed? I have a MacBook Pro and everything works super well for producing my blog even with lots of photos. We also have high-speed internet so all the blogs I visit load instantly. I hope you get everything sorted out and get back to blogging! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thanks for your kind suggestions Teresa - my internet speed seems to be reasonably fast, but I am hoping that more memory will do the trick.

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  20. Hopefully that process goes smoothly for you.

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  21. Dear Rosemary,

    Your garden is beautiful and you must enjoy all the pretty flowers and colour.
    Good luck with sorting out your computer problems, I know how frustrating it is when they are not working. Enjoy your blog break and I look forward to your return.
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dear Carolyn, fingers crossed all will be resolved eventually. Now, most things seem to be working fine apart from composing posts which acts very slow and is frustrating to use. Thank you for your kind comment and for visiting.

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  22. I sympathise with the computer problems, but I'm glad that you have had some helpful advice from family members. That's always welcome when it comes to personal computers. I'm finding my own technical problems a challenge. It takes the enjoyment out of downloading, editing, then writing and sharing through blogging. I hope that you come back to blog posting when you can. Meanwhile enjoy your beautiful garden and other interests.

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    1. It is very frustrating Linda, and I know that you have problems too, so I do admire the way you keep on struggling on as I have found it quite stressful.
      I have found an article about blogger auto pagination which may be responsible for it running slowly - https://georgialoustudios.com/what-is-blogger-auto-pagination/
      It may be of help to you. I am going to get my granddaughters boyfriend to check this out for me when he comes next weekend.

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  23. Hope your computer problems will be solved soon ! Looking forward to seeing your next post , your garden is beautiful !

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    1. Thank you Jane, yes! at least the garden is looking good, and all of our buxus has now completely regenerated itself which I am very grateful for.

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  24. Your garden is indeed beautiful, and June is a good month to enjoy it. A much better idea than being hunched over a computer that is not cooperating. I hope blogger solves its email/comments issue soon. I do wish there was more notice about things changing.
    Happy June days to you, Rosemary.

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    1. I have now reached the conclusion that some of my problems are also due to blogger and not just my computer.

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  25. I do hope that you are able to resume blogging soon, I always love your absolutely wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you Jenny for your kind comment - I think that it is a combination of both the computer but also blogger.

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  26. Hello Rosemary,

    I will never agree that this song will be changed !!!
    'Tulips from Amsterdam' ('Tulpen uit Amsterdam') is and remains Dutch .... LOL
    You can come here with your computer, my husband is an IT employee and can help you!
    Nice to meet you! :)

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    1. Hello Ella - πŸ˜€
      Could send your husband over? However, I think that I am slowly making progress.

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    2. And what will happen if my husband will like your computer so much and will not want to come back? .... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‰πŸ˜°

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    3. Life is so unpredictable - he might, of course, want to stay. But,worry not, I do already have some expert help coming this weekend ❤️

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  27. Hi Rosemary..
    I had visited the other day, but blogger would not let me comment!
    Best of luck with your computer, and thanks for your visit!
    Enjoy your Summer...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda - I think that blogger is playing lots of tricks on us at the moment. Lovely to hear from you - take care.

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  28. I hope you solve your computer problem Rosemary, and manage to continue blogging.

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    1. Thanks Polly - I am now waiting for some ram memory to be added to the computer.

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  29. Enjoy your brake and promise to be back soon :)
    Love from Titti

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    1. I will be back Titti - thank youπŸ’š

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