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Long Weekend

On Friday I took a trip to Witney in Oxfordshire to visit one of my sons, his wife, and my granddaughter.

After an uneventful journey there on two buses and a train, I arrived just after eleven. We went out in their car to Bourton On Water, which is a very picturesque village in Gloucestershire. We met up with Emily’s family, John and Susan, too.

We had a nice afternoon there, and afterwards headed to Burford Garden Centre, where we explored both the toy shop and the cafeteria that had a lot of lovely foodie goodies to buy and take home. I got a rather delicious pork pie, which survived the journey home, but didn’t last long once I got there!

Indie , who is growing up fast, was a little grumpy a few times, but I think she enjoyed the day too!

I left Witney around nine pm, and got home around midnight after the return bus/train/bus journey.

Saturday was a lazy day. I got up quite late, and spent some time getting a few things tidied up on the computer. The iOS flash drives turned up too, and I was able to back up the photographs on my phone – almost five thousand of them.

On Sunday, Kathy and I were meant to be attending the Remembrance service at St. Leonard’s Church in Heston, but we were running a bit late, and ended up going to the Cranford Memorial instead, to see the wreath laying there.

Afterwards, we walked to the local Starbucks, and enjoyed a coffee.

We walked home, and I decided to go and get a pint or two in The Queen’s Head, which is rare for me on a Sunday these days.

A tasty roast pork dinner is in order at home afterwards, and then it’s an early night for a 3.30am alarm all on Monday morning.

I Couldn’t Care Less

The title is the correct phrase when used to demote that you’re not bothered or interested in something.

It bugs me when I see I COULD care less instead.

Think about it for a moment. If you really do not care one bit about something then you really COULDN’T care less even if you wanted to.

If you COULD care less, then that means that you care at least somewhat doesn’t it?

So really I could care less if you couldn’t care less.

Have a good day now.

A Number Of Blogging Options

Just this evening I was thinking how much the WordPress system has come along since its inception in 2003. (Has it really been around THAT long).  I guess so, as I started up my first blog about then, and I quickly decided on WordPress. Back then, it was pretty much just blogging software, but it’s matured into a full featured CMS since then.

Now, when it comes to actually writing a blog, I truly have a number of options. I can, of course, blog via the built-in interface of the blog.  I can also blog third party software, such as MarsEdit on my Mac; from the iOS WordPress app on my iPhone or iPad; from the WordPress.com site (the option I am using right now). What this means is that I can pretty much blog from anywhere, although I have to admit that for a longer post with plenty of text, I would rather be at a desktop or laptop machine with a regular keyboard than trying to type several hundred words on a phone keyboard, even with Swype style input installed.

Shopping Online
Still best for blogging.

I realise that for many people having a personal blog has fallen by the wayside, with the advent of social media. After all, you can interact with friends and family using Facebook, and pretty much everyone know where to find it, and it’s easy to use, even for the dedicated NON-Geeks out there.

Still, I do enjoy blogging on my own site, and I can pretty much input whatever I want without any censorship if I so desire; not that I really output anything particularly controversial. Well, not yet anyway.

img_2113I can, and do, link my posts to Social Media, and chances are that you’re reading this having come from Facebook or Twitter. If you have, or even if you haven’t, please consider leaving a comment here before you go. I’ll even reply to you if you wish. Thanks for dropping by, and do come back again soon!