I was going to write this blog yesterday to accompany the new pics of the garden and cats I have added to the album, but, what a fiasco it was trying to add the pics, change them about and delete some of the others!
First off I had to down-load a new Active-X control to upload the pictures to WLS’s! I’ve had to do that three times now… why? Before I even did that I had to delete the pic album of the last wanker of the week who appeared there for some reason! Some thing to do with Windows Live Writer! When you publish a blog from WLW with pics in it makes a blog album automatically. What’s the point in that? To delete that it took me fifteen minutes! Then took me another fifteen mins’ to see if the picture I posted in my blog was still there because I didn’t know that if I deleted the blog album then the blog pic would go too? It was so slow it was unbearable… I wanted to put my fist through it… I really did! I’m still not finished with the pictures either, I have to put captions in some… how long that will take I don’t know… maybe I should open a betting pool for how long it will take to make and make some money while I’m waiting?
WLS’s really does get on my nerves… does it get on yours? How many of you people are having problems with slowness and up-loading pictures, writing blogs and comments? I have problems writing blogs inside my space so I write them in word pad now, I do the same with some comments. On some of my friends spaces I can’t write comments in their comment boxes because it just goes so slow! Chris, yours is the main one mate! LOL. Now people who I’ve had no problems leaving comments with is going the same way, that’s you Pete and Dave. I’m having trouble with nearly all my blogging friends I talk to actually. I know I blog fairly intermittently but these persistent technical hiccups make me not want to bother even more! Do any of you have problems getting in to my site at all? Does it go slow or crash? Because when I view it in “Your Space” mode it does. I’m only still on here for the on-line friends I’ve made, if they weren’t here I’d have packed up and deleted my WLS’s site all together. In fact I may stop writing in my second blog, I can’t keep up with two sites on WLS’s and one on MySpace… it’s too much. I may just leave my second WLS as a back up in case the moral minority feel like doing their bit for slipping standards of the country again. Actually it’s their fault I ended up with two WLS’s sites in the first place!
Anyway, on to the Pictures I posted. The pictures are of the back garden in 2005-06… mostly in early Spring or November. I did have a couple of it this year but I took the pics on my sisters mobile phone and she deleted them! I did take more in Summer but she’s dropped her phone so much the pictures came out all wrong! I know gardening isn’t most mens idea of fun, to me it isn’t, I just like the feeling of accomplishment I get from making, designing and growing things myself. It’s also nice to have something nice to look at when you’ve lived in the middle of a large run-down Northern City all your life too!
There was also the heavy rain earlier this year that killed off a lot of my plants and made the soil waterlogged so seeds wouldn’t grow! The wet weather also helped the resident slimy sods i.e slugs and snails along too! So all in all it aint been a good year for the garden. I hope those of you who enjoy plants and gardening like the pics, er… some are blurred because I’m not handy with a camera! There’s also some pictures of my cats… So feel free to comment on the pics… I know you secretly love gardening, Pete, so go nuts! LOL