Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Oh hellfire and corruption, apparently I now have a programme I don’t want – MR GATES please sack all your staff, Windows whatever I have and Word 10 is utter crap!! I hate it, and once you press the wrong button – easy to do in my case, you get their rubbish and now I have a damn advert in the corner of my screen that won’t go away. I know you are going to give away 99% of your income, but quite frankly you should give some of it to the people you and your miserable staff have frustrated to the point of wanting to throw their NEW computer out of the window, I am going back to my old one and to hell with the extra speed I wanted, in fact I may get a damn Apple just to see if life is easier. Stop changing things it is NOT BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have just noticed that there is a button that says Purchase or Upgrade – there needs to be one that states GO away and leave me alone, I was much happier without you. But of course now half the Word documents I get have a bloody X in the name and can I open them no, not until I get some programme that then completely screws up my computer, and now the damn dog has thrown up on the cream carpet…………….

OK, by the time I got a tissue one of the others ate it! I am not having a good day! Oh that reminds me – a tip, Vanish – the stuff in the god-awful pink containers does not work, it does not work on stains on clothes, at least not the ones I can achieve, and it certainly does not work on carpets, however all is not lost because Rug Doctor does!!

Right I definitely need more alcohol and Adam B, if you are reading this, I think I need a computer doctor as well!

I am a little stressed, life has been tough over the last couple of weeks, we have been busy – that is good, we have been working on the lights in the field for the owl evenings, that is very good, although Richard has said he is never going to put lights underground in grass again and I am never going to dig another bloody hole. The drainage is nearly finished,which is also very good, although the weather today has held us up – rain, but I am not complaining (at least not about the weather!) because we have had a lovely autumn ( this damn advert is driving me nuts) in fact I am going to change programmes - ahhhhhhhhhh bliss, one that is old and works, hooray. Where was I, oh yes, drainage, nearly done, although my lawn does not look quite as smart as it did as the digger has dug its way across it, regardless of that why I should worry I don't know as the horses also went across it the other day and apparently they are incapable of just walking across it, oh no, they have to gallop and leave huge holes, so the digger has just added to the less than smart look to it. However it will recover and we will have a well drained site.

The churned up bits of the field have been rotivated (my new computer has US spelling - why - I have no idea I bought the damn thing in the UK, but there you go, and it does not recognise the word rotivated, it thinks I mean motivated and I have to tell you, my field is not in the slightest bit motivated right now, more soggy!) and I am going to sow grass seed tomorrow, Mark Davies said I will hold the record for the latest sowing, but its great weather for it!

Birds are well and flying superbly I have to say. Adam and I tried out D'Arcy Spice and Gypsy King in the new lights about five days ago and Holly and I tried out Bramley and Hemp last night. They all flew brilliantly in the new lighting, although we tripped over a ton of stuff because it is not yet finished, but I have to say I think the end result is going to be pretty damned good, well worth the effort, so thank you Richard HH, Annabel and all the others who have worked so hard in the cold to get it done.

Cremorne is back on line and flying very well as is Dusky Emperor. And today we moved the baby Steller's from its mum and dad to an enclosure on its own, so it has a couple of weeks to grow up before we start work on it.

OK I need tea and a book to forget the day and bed, in that order!


Gaina said...

Hello Jemima :)

If you look at bottom left of your Word document screen you should see page numbers, word count and a language. From what you're describing I suspect this says 'English (United States)' click on that and you'll get a menu of languages - select 'English (United Kingdom)' then click 'Default..' and 'yes' to confirm this as your default language/dictionary setting then 'OK' and that's it.

Test your new settings by typing the English and American spellings of 'Colour'. If your new settings have taken then the US spelling will get the wiggly red line under it.

jayne.biddiscombe said...

Hi Jemima,
We had a great day at your centre today. Looking forward to my Xmas present from my Grand parents of an experience day at your centre.
Really loved the last display with the juevenille perigrine falcon...Brilliant!
Thanks you for having your photo taken with me and my fave bird ( The perigrine falcon) Bye, James.( Just old enough for half day experience)


I have to say that keeping a weblog can at times become compulsive and at other times a chore. Sometimes I am berrated for not keeping it up and sometimes I get wonderful comments from people who follow the news of the Centre.

It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
And as I said before its a pretty cool to be here and it is a great place to visit, you should try coming and watching the birds and meeting the staff and of course the dogs.

An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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