Monday, 25 May 2009

Turned out nice again

Lovely weather again today. Ended up sitting out yesterday when a friend called and decided to stay overnight. Opened some wine and Linda made a fabulous corned beef hash! All finished off with blueberry cheesecake. It is nice to 'blow out' occasionally but it just means I have to thin out the carrots today instead :)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Cucumbers and Macs

Interesting day today. Popped into Lidl and got some nice looking cucumber plants. They were in very good nick and well watered too :) The Mac has been moved to my shack and now I am waiting for the new monitor to arrive which will be midweek next week. I am really looking forward to that as it is a 23 inch widescreen Samsung that actually is widescreen format so should be great for movies etc :)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Lovely day

Wow, what a lovely day today! I got mucho stuff done in the greenhouses and there was still plenty of time to enjoy a bottle of wine :) On the Mac front, I still have problems on bootup with video. Very odd, everything else seems to work! I ordered a 23" Samsung monitor today so we will see what happens with that!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Time in the greenhouses

For a while it was sunny and warm today which gave me a chance to start sorting out the greenhouses. I got the strawberry plants outside in their new home and everything moved around ready for the summer. We are already using our own salad leaves, rocket etc and the tomatoes are coming on nicely :)

Guitars and Garageband

I fitted my Line6 GuitarPort to the Mac today and after a bit of fiddling with the sound, have my guitar working through the Mac. What a great piece of software. I can't wait to get practising and playing with loops etc.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

More Mac Fun and LNB's

After my usual morning walk (about 3.5 miles) I arrived back at the ranch to find the new LNB had arrived. We had bought another Freesat box for the bedroom and I needed a multiway LNB. What we got in the end was a quad LNB from Amazon for £5!! Amazing value. It took 5 minutes to fit and another 30 minutes to run the cable. Job done. After that I spent more time with the new Mac, starting to reorganise my music collection. Things are coming on apace and I am really starting to get used to the Apple way :)

Monday, 18 May 2009


No, not new year. Why not make a mid-year resolution? :) I have decided to resolve that I will update this blog each day no matter what drivel I spout! We shall see if I can keep it up. After all, it is pointless having a blog unless you use it and this has been woefully short on entries. I am actually starting to become more social in my Internet world, I even have Twitter and BrightKite amongst my tools these days! So we shall see what happens. After all, it will give me more reasons to use my new Mac won't it? :)

Sunday, 17 May 2009

New Mac :)

I have wanted a Mac for years. Finally I am getting my wish. Tomorrow my new Mac Mini arrives ready for me to have new adventures on. I intend to use it for music and video production and to store my music and photo collection. We will see where that all leads! This thing really is tiny at only 6.5" square but has a 2GHz processor and 4Gb RAM. OSX Leopard and all the bits too. I am looking forward to having some fun :)