Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Wanderer Returns!

I have just been reading the comments from my last post as well as catching up on a lot of unread emails and feel rather bad. An explanation is sorely needed now. Back in November our computer hard drive broke. Joules decided to fix it himself and promptly ordered the wrong part from the UK. When he realised this he immediately emailed them to change the order. Three days later when the company finally responded it was too late as the part had already been posted. As the postage cost more than the part there was no point in returning it so we now have a spare hard drive at home! By the time Joules tracked down the missing part and fixed the computer I had been through my cold turkey regarding missing blogging, this was quite short as I had my new toy to keep me occupied (a birthday present). Then in the run up to Christmas I was busy with school activities, hockey night out, carol services, Wednesday tennis girls night out, scout trips, book club night out, making Christmas cards, PA night out, making Christmas presents, girlfriends night out, making mincemeat and truffles, searching for Christmas presents, spending two hours queueing so Mollie got what she wanted and looking for the right pair of shoes to go with my new red dress!

The most depressing thing about the hard drive breaking was that I lost all my settings, my blogroll, firefox, addresses and my PA files. There is a huge number of man hours needed to set everything back up and I just haven't had the time and therefore just stayed away. Luckily Joules managed to save most of our photographs which was my main concern but everything else was lost. So guess what my new year resolution will be? To set up a new blogroll and try and find all the information from my missing files.

So if anyone is still reading me...I hope you had a lovely, peaceful Christmas and I look forward to catching up with you all soon.

20 comments:

laurie said...

my blogroll works perfectly and you are still on it. we've missed you, beccy! merry christmas and welcome back!

Asha said...

I saw you on your mum's blog, you look great!:))
Glad you had a great Christmas over there, happy new year to you all. Blog whenever you get time, don't feel obligated. I will be making a lot of changes in the way I blog (Obsessive?!:D) too in the next year. Enjoy Beccy.

lisa's chaos said...

I thought bloglines was broken when I saw a new post from you. :) Glad to hear you're still alive. You looked lovely on your mom's blog. Merry Christmas!

john.g. said...

You're still on mine....Happy New Year!!

Alix said...

Your still on mine too. Nice to hear your news.
Merry Christmas!

Alfa King said...

Very much pleased to read you back. I'm so sorry about your hard drive problem. Hope you catch up soon.
Belated merry christmas. Happy New Year.

Steffi said...

"Merry christmas !" And welcome back,Beccy!I am really happy about it!You looks really great on the picture at your mum´s blog!

my4kids said...

Hey Beccy!! Long time no hear! :)
I'm really so glad your back. Sorry about all the computer trouble.

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!

elena jane said...

have missed you beccy!! hope you're enjoying your visit to your mum...sounds like an enjoyable and BUSY time off too :)
welcome back :)

frannie said...

so, so happy to have you back!!! blogging is not the same without you!

BS said...

Welcome back

Rachel said...

Glad you're back! Sounds like you have been very busy!

Kila said...

Great to have you back! I was wondering what happened to you!

Pamela said...

set up your blogroll on bloglines. Then you can check it anywhere - and a broken computer won't kill it.

Glad to see you!~! (and your lovely picture at moms too)

mjd said...

Merry Christmas to you Beccy. I love red shoes. Hopefully, I will be inspired by your computer woes to back-up my pictures and documents on CDs, but we will see.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

I'm still hear checking in!

Glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas - and relieved to hear you salvaged your photos. (Incidentally, we have a spare hard drive on our PC for storing photos -- so if the main one crashes, our pics are safe. There is usually an extra slot available and it's fairly easy to set up.....then there are zip drives and tape drives.... Or CDS:))

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

*here*

omg, my fingers are NOT doing what I'm telling them tonight!

Deborah said...

Welcome back Beckie! You've been sorely missed! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Sally Lomax said...

Lovely to have you back Beccy!

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Sally
xxxx

Debbie said...

Glad to see ya back!!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. :))