I continue - with various minor disasters - to wrestle with the new computer. It's kind of like 10 steps forward... 6 back, 2 left, 4 right, and a lurch 3 back... which still leaves you winning one step, but not quite where you thought you'd be. I have managed to crash the system 3 times today and it ties to come back as XP which is not working. Basically wanting to copy my pictures was a mistake, it can be done, but in very small bites, otherwise I give it indigestion and it barfs its cookies. Oh well, we get closer. I hope I can mamage to retrieve my places on google earth maps - it has all the bits from the various books set on earth, and also all the fishing and diving spots for the island. Oh well, we go on. I did get my pictures off the camera (directly off the SD card and not through the camera cable, or Nikon software) and Francis found me a translation site for my WP files. I had real epics getting Eric my map of byzantium for Burdens of the Dead, as the computer died twice in the process. Since has been fine. Maybe it just doesn't like or can't stand tin opal... ;-)
We've had rain and wind today, I have yet more gifts of apples to process, and I have done another batch of wallaby biltong. And I made wallaby Kate and Sidney pies for our tea. I must get back to Kate and Sidney puddings with suet pastry (steamed) and lots of thyme and maybe a few oysters (yes, they were used in this dish, because they were cheap - and it is rather nice.)
The chocolate dipping for the morrow has been cancelled, but we're still going to listen to Scottish folk singer in the evening. Great adventures for us rural types.