Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year

2008 has been a bit of a mixed bag for me. I have had some great moments; creative arts week was a fabulous work highlight, as was accepting my new job and I am really looking forward to starting that in January. There have also been some real lows, especially seeing some of my friends go through very difficult times in different ways. To these friends in particular I send my love and wishes for a better year in 2009.

And wishes for my 2009? I hesitate to make resolutions as they inevitably end up broken or forgotten; I have, instead, a wish for positive fresh starts.
  • A fresh start with WeightWatchers and renewed commitment
  • A positive start in my new job
  • A year of good health (following nasty throat infections and 10 months of an inflamed shoulder joint this year)
So with only hours of 2008 left, I would like to wish all my readers a very happy new year and say, may the best of your past be the worst of your future.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Even More Christmas Fun.

The latest of the Elf Yourself videos. Having introduced Ted and Marley to the joys of Twitter and Twittervision, we then moved on to the very serious business of turning them into elves. And here are the results.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Creative Arts Week - Update

At long last I have finally finished editing my video overview of the Creative Arts Week that I was part of organising this year. Nothing very flash - just a short(ish) taster of the week, and looking back it still makes me smile. I have included two videos below - the first is the week's overview and the second is the complete Longsword performance.



Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Saturday, 13 December 2008

The Force is Strong on the Mac Side

After much thought and drooling over other people's, I finally bought an iPhone. I've had it for about a month and a half now and I have to confess that my conversion to church of Apple is now complete. For the first time ever all my contacts, diaries and e-mail accounts are in sync and up to date. I feel rather organised and virtuous. I have hardly switched on my PC since buying the Mac. The poor abandoned machine gets switched on periodically so that I can print but once I rearrange my network it will be visited even less frequently. Loving the iPhone but there are one or two things about it that annoy me:
  • To do lists do not sync from iCal - in my opinion this is a huge oversight and one that needs sorting very soon
  • Battery life is shocking - but I knew that before I bought it
  • I don't like the iPhone version of predictive text - it doesn't appear to learn your regularly used words and it is all to easy to send out a text with a random word substituted
  • All of the alarm tones are a bit weedy - none of them are guaranteed to wake me up
Other than that it is love all the way. May the force be with you.

Christmas Fun

My kids at school have been taking part in a Christmas sing off this week. They chose to sing the Carol of the Bells. I love the song but as you can probably imaging it is now firmly wedged in my head. This morning I decided to play with GarageBand on my Mac and see what I could come up with. This is the end result and yes I know it is a little out of tune in places and a bit rough around the edges but I quite like the result and it provides a little festive fun to my blog! And yes, all the voices are me!