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A very girlie book…


I had quite a day yesterday, so no new book. And I had run out of PVA glue so after a quick trip to the art shop this morning, this is today’s offering.

My Number One son, has moved back in with me as he had a temporary job here in Dorset, (he lives in Bristol) which was supposed to last a few weeks. I offered to drive him to work every day (and pick him up again) as it was only going to be for a few weeks, right? Well several months down the road, I am still driving him to and from work – which results in me, in the car for two hours every day, which is now a pain! So yesterday, we bought him a car, we are both really thrilled – me particularly.

The other thing that happened yesterday was the arrival of my new laptop – a MacBook Pro. I am well pleased and I spent the other part of yesterday, setting it up and transferring data from my old laptop. I then had to prepare my old laptop so that I could pass it on to Number One son who has claimed it. This mostly involved deleting personal stuff as I don’t know who would be more embarrassed if he found some of my personal e-mails. I don’t suppose boys like to think of their mothers having a love life! I thought that was quicker than clearing the hard drive completely and reloading all the apps. Easier said than done though as it turns out! I managed to delete all the current e-mails in my Inbox (about 30) so I hope there was nothing vital in there.

I was watching an old movie while I was working this morning, ‘Now Voyager’ – Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains – marvellous stuff but so un-PC – all that smoking – and then there’s  “Don’t let’s ask for the moon, we have the stars…” – where are the tissues?

13 responses to “A very girlie book…

  1. jon November 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    This is a beautiful one! You have such a gift. :) Gorgeous.

    Don’t you miss the non-PC days?! I remember when I thought PC was simply going to be a fad.


  2. Creechman November 17, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Old movies: “Casablanca”

  3. laketrees November 17, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    a very pretty book Diane !
    I like how the inside and outside covers are positive/negative…
    you won’t know yourself now that your son has his own car….maybe he will be able to drive you around…..I know my son loves doing the odd spot of shopping for me…it’s great :)

  4. strugglingwriter November 18, 2007 at 3:29 am

    That is a really nice book, even though it is “girly”.

    Congratulations on the new laptop, I’ve always been tempted to get a mac.

  5. Diane November 18, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Jon – Thank you! I agree that PC has gone too far nowadays but I do find it funny to see smoking (the scenes in the film where Jerry lights two cigarettes and hands one to Charlotte) being used as a romantic gesture. I hate smoking so much it just makes me go ‘bleugh!’

    Mark – do you know – I’m ashamed to say I have never watched it. I even have the DVD and as a bit of an old movie buff (old movies – not me!) it is a glaring omission! However, I will trade you ‘African Queen’….

    Kim – I liked that too. I have this paper in several colourways but I like these two together best.
    He used to have a car but got rid of it when he moved into the city as he didn’t need it. Of course, as soon as he moved back home – we live outside a small town in a very rural part of the county, he was stuck! As for shopping, I would end up eating nothing but vegan food if I let him do the shopping!

    SW – my laptop is my new baby – I love it. It has a built in web cam though and when I tried it out it was very unflattering! I am going to have to raise the Mac up on a platform so it is looking down at me to disguise the double chins!

  6. Daniel Spurgeon November 18, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Great blog! I love the internet! I had actually bought a book a couple years ago regarding making books. Your blog is much better and has better finished books!

    Regarding old movies, I haven’t seen the one you referred to- but the entire family just watched Sunset Boulevard the other night. Great movie- Gloria Swanson is very creepy in that movie. My Netflix queue is primarily “old” movies- “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” is highly recommended as is “All About Eve” also with Bette Davis.

    I saw an old Jack Benney episode on TV the other night. Before the show started they had a Lucky Strike commercial extolling the virtues of their cigarette. It was probably a 2 minute spot- very interesting.

    Again, great blog! Very informative.

  7. Emma November 18, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I love the contrast between the cover and inside.

  8. Ed November 18, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    You certainly pack a lot of good info into a post, and good to see another mac in such creative hands



  9. Diane November 18, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Glad you think so! And very nice to see a comment from you :)

    What was the slogan “Comment or Die” ?

    Glad to see I made your MyBlogLog Sunday again this week – wasn’t sure of the time difference :)

  10. Diane November 19, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Thank you. I enjoyed your blog too. It’s always good to find new interesting things to read. Hope you are feeling a bit better though…

  11. suburose November 19, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    i just love the cherry blossoms. both the inside and outside papers are just lovely. always a treat to see what you are working on!

  12. Diane November 19, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks! They are pretty aren’t they? I lov dropping by your blog and seeing what you have in your Monday craft giveaway. I’m going for that sweet hat this week!

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