Back to Vinyl
Feb04

Back to Vinyl

Back in day I used to buy LPs then cassettes when needing mix tapes and portable Walkman music and then onto of course CDs before digital. However with the resurgence in vinyl I decided it was time to connect up the record player again. Not having a hifi set up, I wondered about streaming through the computer. Using Audacity this was simple. Audacity is a free open source and cross platform piece of software for multi-track recording...

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Norfolk Part 1
Jul26

Norfolk Part 1

Instead of a daily entry, a digest of the last few days for journal purposes. Arrived on Friday, gorgeous weather. Who needs sunny abroad with the stress of travel, airports and everything else when this country is so stunning, and half the house can be packed in the back of an estate! After getting to the apartment we wandered into Cromer. On Saturday, we decided just to spend time in Cromer. We walked into town and then down onto...

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A Matter of Notes
Jul10

A Matter of Notes

Notetaking seems a rather banal topic for a post but for one who uses computers, tablets and smartphones a lot, notetaking is one of the most powerful productive tools available. There are of course many uses for notes. I use them mainly to keep reminders and a way remembering of all sorts of things and this has developed over time. Notes started as just text and were useful then for keeping hold of, well, whatever you wanted as long...

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Booklet Imposer
May30

Booklet Imposer

This sounds rather dramatic but what a great little piece of software. Recently I’ve been doing the service sheet for the licensing service of our new Vicar. Not wanting to use a full publishing package as I didn’t need any of the full blown layout features, I used Word (as that is what the Diocese uses) before turning to Libreoffice. Libreoffice has superb PDF export features but I couldn’t find a way to export in a...

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The Flying Scotsman
Apr04

The Flying Scotsman

Thomas was really pestering me to go up to York to see The Flying Scotsman before it leaves again in July. We took the car down to the Elland Road (boooo!) Park and Ride and took a bus into Leeds to start our journey. Once in Leeds, we took a train up to York which of course is just next door to the National Railway Museum – in fact it’s got its own exit out of the station around the back to the entrance – handy!! We...

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Jofli has a cup of Earl Grey
Aug07

Jofli has a cup of Earl Grey

Today we went to Howick Hall Garden. The hall was the tea famous Earl Grey’s and it is still in his family. The gardens are gorgeous and there are loads of walks to do in the grounds. When we got back to Bamburgh, we had a final day of holiday selfie at a view point in the middle of the village near the castle. Mummy and Daddy also had a lovely cream tea takeaway from the Copper Kettle in Bamburgh while Thomas had his afternoon...

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