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Friday, 10 June 2016

Attention seeking

Hello. Life is back to normal, I'll tell you all about yesterday at a later date, but for now I have things to do. Still haven't got a wheelie bin for my garden rubbish and as things are growing rapidly I need to keep on top of the job by trimming up the hedges. I rang the council as I should have had one delivered by now, so she took my details and I have had confirmation that I will get one within the next seven days. Chuffin heck, I need one now. If the bin men had reported mine as broken almost two weeks ago I would have one. I'm going to put this broken one out again on Monday with a note on the lid saying where is my chuffin new bin? 
Moving on......we need a sign for our art exhibition on Sunday the 19th. There's nowhere to put it close to the Village Hall except on a lamp post. Luckily I have got some long narrow pieces of plastic 29 inches long and 5.5 inches wide, just the job. I will be able to attach it with cable ties. I've made a start, painted it yellow, there will be lots of colour. Should grab people's attention. 

Kathy has mentioned a new programme on BBC called MAKE! Craft Britain, thank you for that. Just by chance I watched it today while I ate my lunch. It was quite interesting, so if any of you crafty people out there would like a butchers (look), click on this link which will take you to it on the iplayer. It's available for 29 days. I haven't looked if it's on yooootoooob yet. I thought there might have been more similar programmes available on the iplayer but all there is at the bottom of the page is a button to click on if you want to buy more craft series. Looks like this is a taster to get you to cough up some dosh if you want more. 
Here's a question to my fellow bloggers. Are you getting a banner which says,  'Your HTTPS settings have changed. All visitors are now able to view your blog over an encrypted connection etc etc etc'. Anyone know what it means in simple English. I've clicked on the 'Learn more', link but I'm none the wiser. I wish they wouldn't muck about with the gubbins. Has anyone turned on the HTTPS redirect? What happened? I am reluctant to fiddle with things for fear of losing stuff. I tend to leave things alone while they are working ok. 
Right, I'm going to wind down with a book. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip. 


  1. I was making signs today also, but for our garage sale to be held next week. I am using hot pink tag board to make our signs - easy to see. I couldn't access the MAKE! Craft Britain. Maybe if it is on U-Toob. Hope you get a bin soon. This place we have moved to has been neglected for a few years so I am always pulling, cutting or digging out something. Our regular bin is full all the time and there is so much more to do. Now it's in the 90's and humid so some of that work will have to wait. Always something - such is life. Ranee (MN) USA

  2. I just watched the programme and was thrilled to see places that I visit frequently. Whitby and Saltburn are less than an hour drive from me. I hope it isn't a 'one off' programme.

  3. thanks for the link to the Make! Craft Britain. Just watched it. Really enjoyable prog.

  4. that banner you are getting about changed settings
    sounds a bit like
    someone is trying to get you to click on something , which then might
    take over your computer/website...

    it sounds very dodgy

  5. Thanks for the iPlayer link Ilona - I just finished watching it - I checked with BBC4 on my tv and it's repeated again on TUESDAY 8pm, for those who don't have iPlayer or prefer to watch on the tv :)

  6. Thank you for the MAKE! craft program link Ilona.... I really enjoyed it, especially seeing those guys sewing/making the lampshade's for the first ever time. Our council charge us £42 a year for a garden bin so we take our stuff in bags to the recycle instead only about once a month during summer so we can cope with that. Rae x

  7. In my neck of the woods, USA, it looks like everyone wants us to start running Chrome. My son installed it and twice i had to call tech support. I almost gave away my information. Needless to say, i'm still fudging around with safari; they can all stuff chrome!
    Good luck with whatever you're up against!

  8. Good morning, it seems the HTTPS message indicates they've made the website more "secure". Online, there are HTTP websites and HTTPS websites (if you look at various web addresses as you're browsing online you may see both are used). With the "S" on the end, it means the site is more secure (the S = secure).


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