Sunday, 17 December 2017

Howz the Zipppeeee project going.

Hello. The weather has been a bit rotten today. Frosty and icy first thing, then heavy rainfall, so a day indoors. I did get out for my walk when the rain eventually stopped. I'm on 1159 miles, so I have to do three miles every day to reach my goal of 1200 on the 31st. I think next year I'm going to go back to the 1000 miles, there is so much I want to do so I need to work on my time management plan.

So, inspired by Scott's excellent art videos, I made one this morning about the Zipppeeeee project I am currently working on. Halfway through the first attempt I had a coughing fit, so I had to abort that. The second attempt was acceptable I thought. Setting the camera up at the right angle was a juggling act. The props were a small table, a piece of polystyrene, several elastic bands, and a rolled up piece of fabric, and I was ready to roll. All very technical, ha ha. Have a look and see what you think.

Ooooh, it's only been live for ten minutes and already someone has commented on it.

That's me done, dinner eaten, yes steamed vegetables again with a veggie sausage. Very nice. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Black grapes, a free chair, and a video.

Hello. I was surprised to see that black grapes with seeds in are cheaper than those without seeds. I wonder why that is. These are big and juicy, bought on a yellow sticker last week, still ok. I buy on price, it's no big deal to me to spit the pips out, not very ladylike I know, but ok if no ones watching. I slice them in half and pick the seeds out before I put them on my breakfast cereal. 
My latest freebie. A skip dive the other day gave me this heavy duty iron fold up garden chair. It's strong and solid, nothing wrong with it. All it needs is sanding down and a coat of paint. Another outdoor job on the 'to do' list for spring when the weather starts getting warmer. Lucky find, eh!

As I sat down for lunch today I saw that Scott has uploaded another video to his yoootooob channel. Something to watch while I ate my macaroni cheese with an egg on the top. I will put it on here, because I know all you pusscat lovers will want to see the beginning as it starts with his cat rolling around in the dirt, happy to be back at home after the scary fire incident.

We've got a lot of ice and frost at the moment, which is making walking a bit difficult. I went out this afternoon but I had to tread carefully and watch where I was putting my feet. Sometimes the road is slippery, sometimes the pavement is. I walked on the grass verge whenever I could.

Time for a glass of wine and a piece of stolen cake. I bought a small one, £1 from Aldi. I've eaten most of it, my treat for Christmas, ha ha.

Thanks for popping in, enjoy your Sunday, we'll catch up soon.
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Friday, 15 December 2017

Busy on yooootoooob.

Hello. People keep asking for more videos, so I did one this morning. Off the top of my head, third attempt, not polished, very basic. Not at all like Scott's videos, he is very good at it. Mine are just thrown together, I run out of things to say towards the end, and waffle a bit.

I had a little pop up box on the corner of the computer screen today. It's very useful when I get notice of visitor activity on my yoootooob channel, I can go over there and see what someone has posted, and reply if necessary. I also get notice of any activity on Scott's channel because I subscribed to him. He left a message there for me, and I copy it here because someone suggested that he starts a blog. I fully understand his reason not to, it is very time consuming, and he hasn't the time. Anyone can subscribe to his yooootoooob channel, so if you are interested in his work, please do that.

I had a really busy day yesterday but just rechecked your blog this morning and saw that you published my comment so thanks for doing that but I wanted to get back to you here too. I can see that you put a lot of work into your blog and have a real talent for that type of thing. I really appreciate the comment above where one of your readers is interested in my progress. I've thought about doing many different social media type things like a website, a blog, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc. I think about how I want to spend my time each day and really the most important things to me are woodworking and painting. And right after that shooting videos and editing. By the time I do all of that and work to make a living (I'm an eBay seller and buy and sell all types of things including art) I'm exhausted at the end of each day. For now I don't see myself expanding to any more social media platforms. I can tell that you must put a lot of time into your blog and that its a passion for you. Thanks so much for sharing my videos there. For now I'm going to stick with youtube and try to show all the work I can on here. And it really means a lot to me that people halfway around the globe are interested in what I do. It really gives me a good boost of energy and inspiration to keep going :)

Right, I've been to town. I went to the bank and handed back my debit card and asked for a new one, without the contactless bit. She tapped a few keys on the computer and said a new card would be sent in the post. I dropped a bag of stuff off at the Age UK Charity Shop. I stocked up on cat food at the discount stores, and did a small Aldi shop. Now I have to go out and do my walk. It was raining earlier but has stopped now.

Thanks for popping in. Have a nice weekend. We'll catch up soon.
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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Lighting up the village

Hello. It's a good job I did my walk early today, it's raining now. I thought I might go shopping tonight, but I am not in need of anything so I'll leave it a few more days. Still got broccoli, potatoes and carrots in the fridge. Plenty in the freezer, enough to be going on with. 
This is the best Christmas lights display in my village, I pass it on my walk. Every year they put this out, and keep adding more. I like it because it's mainly characters on the lawn, no flashing strings of lights, lots of colourful prettiness and cuteness. 

The Zipppeeeee picture is coming along nicely. Here's a little bit more of it. It's going to be fandabidozi when it's done.

I've been keeping my eye on Scott's fire video, and see he is getting lots of people viewing, that's good. Thank you all for your comments here yesterday, if you go back to that page you will find Scott has replied to you all. I reckon he is a really nice guy. He makes his videos because he loves his art, he paints lovely pictures and makes fabulous frames. He has had an awful time but he will pull through. Thanks for your caring comments.

Thanks for popping in here, we'll catch up soon.
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Please send a message to Scott.

Hello. I settled down to watch a few vids on yoootoooob last night and saw that Scott had posted a new one. You may remember I wrote about his woodworking and artwork skills recently. I found him while I was searching for driftwood frames, he has an amazing talent.

As the video started I couldn't believe what I was seeing. A large part of his ranch has been devastated by the fires which are raging there. It's heartbreaking to see what is left, and I'm sure Scott is heartbroken as well. He has lost a lot of his wood, and his tools. Thankfully his house is still standing, though the danger is not over yet, they desperately need rain.

I am asking my blog readers to do me a BIG favour, watch this latest video, or part of it, and please send him a message of  hope and support, he needs it right now. He has a fighting streak in him and is determined not to let this setback drag him down. He has messaged to say his cat is ok, it had to relocate for a while because of all the smoke, but it's back now.

Thank you so much, let's give Scott a bloggy boost. Sometimes things happen which can destroy our confidence, but the spirit within is much stronger. Something new will rise from the ashes, I'm sure of it.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
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