Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Google Reader replacement for me…

With Google getting rid of yet another of their programs (really getting fed up with their updates, I for one liked both Reader and iGoogle!!), I had to made a decision, which blog reader to use in future … and decided to go for BLOGLOVIN.

So… if you want to follow me in future and you have a blog reader list, you may want to click on the link below (unless you use Feedly or other).

Follow my blog with Bloglovin


PS: Back full strength … that’s 3 blog posts for the day. Winking smile

Sorting out scrapbooks (to be done)

1) Wedding album (09/2001) – original photos printed
2) Honeymoon album (09/2001 – 10/2001) – printed photos (35mm) in boxes + some photos in CM album, need reprint from negatives
3) Orlando/Florida/Disney albums (several, from 1999 until 2009, printed and digital photos)
4) Chicago/Minnesota/Green Bay album 2002 (?)
5) Several Edinburgh Wolves albums (2002/2003 done, 2004- end of 2009 to be done) – most likely digital album
6) Clansmen albums (2010 – 2011) – Digital
7) Twins first year album – digi photos
8) Germany trips album/s – several, digi and paper photos
9) UK trips – London & Bath plus Scottish destinations
10) “Road to baby/s” album
11) Our Eastern Med cruise in 2007 album
And that’s just the stuff I have so far by skimming through my MASSES of digital photos!! Surprised smile
Annual albums – have to sort through existing layouts for that (from my photos of layouts I realise that I must have an album with layouts somewhere that I haven’t found yet since moving scrap area from now nursery to not yet new study.). Then have to figure out how many pages in the annual albums are ok of the same theme before I am giving the theme its own album?
What DO YOU put in an annual album? Project Life not working for me, so will just do the normal scrapping … but am a bit flummoxed. Have been thinking of “Review of month” pages, too, but haven’t done anything yet. Back to reading prompts on Shimelle’s Cover to Cover forum.

Looking into photos …

My photos are all over the place, not really the best system. Not for back-ups, either. Surprised smile Got photos on my laptop (which are about 95% on either my big PC or the external HDD as well though), lots on my big PC, which are about 75% backed up on the external HDD. And the photos from my new mobile are now on Dropbox, too.

I’m currently looking into getting a photo library software (hopefully free) which lets me add comments to each folder with info as to where/what/who is on the photos. So far I’m not lucky though, shame really. I’m partly using Windows Live Photo Gallery and the other part is Picasa – which software are you using?

Also – while I’ve not been scrapping much in the last 1.5 years, the only layouts I’ve done is about the girls, so getting a bit “fed up” of baby photos (and I haven’t even scrapped much of their first year!). Now had a look at some photos I’ve taken pre-twins, like ALL Florida photos (several trips), our wedding/honeymoon, our cruise in 2007 … unfortunately found that I barely took notes of any of the events. Thought my blog would help me at least with the cruise, but there’s not ONE BIT about it on here. Surprised smile And I don’t think NYC has been much documented, either. Waaaaaaaah!!!

How do you do document bits for scrapbooking? I’m not the best person for running around with notepad and pen in the change bag (partly because I forget, partly because the “Hobbitses” get into pens and paper for either chewing, ripping apart or drawing)… and have to admit that I haven’t been updating my blog much as I’m too fixed on Facebook (and even that doesn’t give me much info on updates).

And how do you deal with your photos? Do you use online backup places? I’m shying away from them because of money at the moment … and the fact that I have TONS of photos … just checked my Picasa web album, and I’ve got lots of football (American) albums there… Surprised smile 

MMmmmh… think I’ll read up a bit on Shimelle’s forum in Cover to Cover for album organisation etc to get some inspirations…

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Yes, we’re all still alive.

Yes, I am planning to take up blogging again.

No, I can’t promise regular updates on here.

…. I blame Facebook. Winking smile 


Back later this week. Winking smile