Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017 ..................

Happy New Year for 2017 - hope its a good year for everyone. 

I haven't blogged for a long time due to personal circumstances which sadly led to my mother in law going into hospital for a month then after treatment and assessment, to a care home.  She had developed vascular dementia and Alzheimers and had deteriorated quite rapidly.  It's been a difficult year for hubby and I but hopefully we are through the worst.  My heart goes out to anyone in a similar position, it's a horrible condition and for the relatives it is so hard.   I hope that they find a treatment soon.   

Friday, 26 February 2016

New computer and quick update

Well we had to bite the bullet and buy a  new computer!  After much careful thought and consideration and weighing up all the pros and cons ................. we went with Apple!  And it's fantastic but having to learn a whole new system at our age is a wee bit daunting to say the least but the best bit is I now seem able to get onto blogger again with virtually no problems so in my eyes that's a #bonus.  It is quite funny though having to Google the simplest queries - couldn't even work out how to print :) 

The full computer is quite different to an iPad or iPhone but we are getting there slowly but it is so nice to be back in the world of blogger and the world wide web :) 

Quick miniature update - nothing much happening apart from slowly working on Petite Properties 1:24 scale retro caravan and also working slowly on 1:24 scale Pumpkin Cottage.  We ordered some wonderful lights from Herdwick Landscapes and some other wonderful lights from J S Miniatures and these are slowly going in now.   The floor downstairs is in Pumpkin Cottage and even if I say so myself looks quite good.   If it brightens up at all I will take some photos to show you.  

We've just undergone a dreadful review at work and what a mess.   Hubby reckons the managers went out on a night and by the 10th Vodka they had another 'cracking idea'!!  Left our department so short staffed and in some other departments up to 7 secretaries have resigned!  There is still a huge number on sick leave too.   Most of the admin staff were downgraded including myself and whilst not happy at being downgraded and doing the same job I've done for years, I really didn't want the new Band 4 role which is now managerial!  So far it's a complete failure but we are expected to do double the work, in a faster time as well!! 

Anyway off to do some housework, then I'm going to get myself a cuppa and sit and catch up with blogs - heaven at last :) 

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope that 2016 is a good one for you and miniatures too! 

We are enjoying Hogmanay in the Cairngorms - this was a Christmas present to ourselves and we are having a wonderful time.

Even better as on the 2 January 2016 will be catching up with family that we haven't seen for a while. 

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