Wednesday 30 September 2020
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Monday 28 September 2020
Sunday 27 September 2020
At last I have sorted my pins out, throwing away all the bent ones, and making a new pin cushion. The old one was too small and the pins too cluttered and close together. This one is better, now I can get my finger between them to pull them out, and I know they are not bent. Bliss.
Friday 25 September 2020
Thursday 24 September 2020
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Monday 21 September 2020
Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona
Saturday 19 September 2020
I spent rather more than I intended last night at Aldi. Well it was so easy. I had the shop almost to myself, no need to dodge people. There was only two others pushing their loaded trolleys around, masked of course but I don't know why. We were well spread out and only one staff member was masked up. There was time to browse. They close at 9pm and I was the last one out, well almost the last one. A late shopper dashed in just as I was leaving.
Loading ones trolley with a load of crap is often the result of browsing, and so I slipped in a few sweet treats because I'm worth it. Over the years I have been fairly disciplined about limiting the junk I eat, by not buying a packet of biscuits, or cake, because I have no willpower once I get them home. I would just scoff the lot in one day, but look what I bought last night.
Now here's the test, I need to make these last for two weeks until I go shopping again. These days I don't pop in a shop because I fancy something sweet. That has all gone out of the window. Now, the only food that passes my lips is bought in my fortnightly supermarket shop. So how am I going to manage with all this temptation around, can I make these treats last?
Custard Tarts, 85p, not suitable for freezing, and they go out of date today. Not to worry, I'll eat one every day for four days. I love custard tarts.
Sunny Saturday folks, get your bodies outside. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
Friday 18 September 2020
I thought I would make some single decorations with felt scraps. It's also a good way to use up shorter pieces of embroidery silks. The centre pieces are from children's bracelets. I have stiffened them with cardboard in between the back and front. Doing a little bit of embroidery is quite relaxing. I will possibly make some more later on, but I have other ideas waiting to be started.
Thursday 17 September 2020
Hello, it's sunny here. Strange weather we're having, one day overcast and rainy, next day the sun is out. I'll get this done, then go out.
My Creator Monthly landed in the email box this morning from yoooootoooob. It's like a Newsletter, with stats to tell me how I'm doing with the numbers of subscribers, how many views and minutes watched, how many likes, comments, posts, and shares. Most of it I'm not really interested in. I just check into the channel now and again to tidy things up, and see if I have missed any incoming comments. It's only a hobby for me.
There are also hints and tips on how to increase visitor numbers, create more interesting content, generally polish things up, and work on promoting it to a wider audience. Here's a bit of blurb to fire me up.
|Hey Meanqueen Superscrimper,|
|This month, get out of your comfort zone and find ways to change up your content, deepen connections with your audience, and lean into fan support. See how other creators are mixing it up and seeing lasting results — so you can apply these strategies to your own channel. Let's get into it!|
They then give me some links to other Channels which will inspire me with ideas. I could try this.......
Our channel members love bonus videos, so we try and give them fun videos they wouldn't normally see on our channel. It's a place for us to experiment with new ideas but also connect with our audience and get feedback from some of our most devoted viewers. After we started taking memberships seriously, so did our audience and membership revenue has grown in the past few months to a point where we're now really paying attention.
Another yoootooober suggests this..........
RPM gives you a full snapshot of all your earnings, from Channel Memberships, YouTube Premium, Super Chat, Super Stickers, and Ads, across all your views. In short, use this to track your revenue performance so you can hone your content, growth, and earning strategies. Take a look at this helpful video.
Or I could do this......
We knew that more than subscribers & view counts - it would be a community of paying members that would support us. So that's what we have done - built a small community that supports, us.
And if I want to I could take part in a Boot Camp..........
Get ready to pump up your channel with the help of our boot camp classes. It’s easy – just pick your course and you’ll be flexing your new YouTube powers in no time.
Google is very keen to encourage me to be part of the family, they are very supportive if anyone wants to start their own Channel. What they don't know is that I am happy to pootle along in my own sweet way, in my own time. I wondered if they might dump me because I don't have any adverts, so they won't be making any money from me. I hope they let me carry on as I am because it's fun to do, and it keeps me busy. If I suddenly disappear they might have decided I am not worth the bother.
Blogger is part of the same family, so I hope there won't be any massive shake ups. I've had quite a lot of free entertainment from both over the years.
Going for a walk. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
Wednesday 16 September 2020
I got two brown paper bags, each with three books in them. I think this is a pretty good selection. I won't read them in their entirety, I never do. I pick bits out of them when I want to sit down for half an hour.
Sometimes I would swap my books as often as weekly, but these I will keep a bit longer. If the picking lady is swamped with work, I had best be patient and not add to her already hefty workload. She might need a breather to catch up.
When books are returned they are to be dropped into a plastic box on the table outside the van. Stan is not allowed to re issue them to someone else because they have to go back to Central and be quarantined for 72 hours, before they are put back into the system. I asked Stan if I should quarantine these books when I got home. He didn't know.
I am not sure what I have to do when I am ready to change these. When I take them back there won't be any replacements, I assume I have to order those in advance. Perhaps I will have to wait until the following week for some more to arrive. If I return these in the two brown paper bags I was given, would they have to be quarantined as well? Will we be getting the same bags over and over again, or will they issue new bags every time?
It's all a bit strange, seems a bit over the top to me. But as Stan explained, they have strict instructions to protect the customers and staff. Fear of anyone suing the Council because they caught something from a book, is at the heart of the new system. We shall see what happens next.
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona.
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Monday 14 September 2020
Do you like my little shop? I set a table up, it's full of unwanted toys, rescued from a skip. The house owner is moving out and gave me permission to take whatever I wanted. I can't bear to see useful stuff thrown into a hole in the ground. Some of it is brand new.
The skip is being picked up on Thursday and more will be added as they go through the house to empty it. As it is nearby I shall keep going back to have a look if anything else has appeared. I hope to find homes for anything that is useful.
Thanks for popping in, Toodle pip. ilona