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So This is Newtonmass…..

At last the year is turning; winter is still hard and frosty, but summer is on its way. We’re promised a thaw in a few days – can’t come soon enough. Lovely as snow looks, it gets boring after three solid weeks.
B is finally getting to see a consultant in Glasgow, next week. Hopefully, some sort of surgery will be definitely arranged then. I kept nagging B to contact the hospital himself, but he wouldn’t – eventually, three weeks ago (a good 10 weeks after the hospital told him they would be arranging some sort of surgery for him urgently), he got onto Doc G about the delay and the Doc obviously did some stirring.
I’ve had a quick trip down to Lancashire to see my new grandson – came back with a nasty flu-like bug that’s laid me up for nearly a fortnight. Had to give the Yule feast a miss because I was so ill; and I’ve hardly been out of the house at all. Getting very bored. But also getting better.
Must get down to some work.

More Reasons to be Cheerful….

My birthday cake

My birthday cake


So. Yesterday was my birthday, when I hit the Big One (count the candles on my cake and multiply by 10). And I aren’t ded yet! The day before (Sunday), Daughter no.3 and her husband came up, laden with prezzies, wine and a birthday cake – made by Daughter’s fair hands! A good day was had.
Now that I’ve entered my 60s, I’ve been wondering (amongst lots of other things) about just how many other oldie web designers are out there, particularly oldie women websters. All the web design forums and sites seem to be by and for young males, and the testosterone practically drips off the screen; the same goes for industry podcasts, where the invariably male presenters never seem to acknowledge that any of their listeners could be over 40 and/or non-male (I unsubscribed from one otherwise excellent podcast because the two presenters kept behaving like schoolboys and making ageist jibes).
I’m not looking for a forum where everyone discusses knitting patterns and shows off pictures of their latest grandchild; there are already more than enough of those around, thank you very much. It would be nice just to have an acknowledgement now and then that you don’t have to possess male genitalia and be under 30 to design websites for a living.

Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 372….

Whilst somewhat gloomily contemplating the fact that I’ll be collecting my bus pass next month, I read a message from Son on Facebook. Earlier he had posted a Youtube link to his current favourite bit of music. I posted back that I liked it and would be “stealing it for my iPod”.
Son has just posted: “thats awesome!! me mums got an ipod and a taste for electronic tech!!”
Made me smile!

Back to Plan B….

I won’t be getting paid as soon as I thought, so all that lovely Yule spending is off. Botheration. No camera, no new whizzy-fast computer. And no prezzies for anyone. (Not that I could have afforded to match the iPhone that Grandchild no.2 received for her birthday last Tuesday – but sending her a gift voucher for a combined b’day/Xmas prezz would have been nice.)
Still, the money will arrive eventually, no? (Yes it will! Think positive!!)