A Little Advice Please

09:08 Karen 9 Comments

Ok. I have migrated my blog reading list to both Bloglovin and Feedly and I have issues with both. I love the layout and ease of use of Bloglovin, I love that it tells me how many posts I have to read and gives me the opportunity to decide whether I have enough time or need to leave it until later to read the posts but I hate that it won't let me comment on certain blogs. To comment I have to open the blog in a new page because when I am in Bloglovin and try to comment it will just pull up a blank page! Hence, why I have been a little lax with commenting on certain blogs as by the time I have read all the posts in my blog list I have forgotten who I need to specifically comment on.  Apologies to DebTurtle,  Denise & Sian  and several others, what do you all  have in common that Bloglovin doesn't like?

 As for Feedly, I like the layout and how you are able to choose how you see the list of posts but I would like to be able to just click a button, like you can in Google Reader or Bloglovin to get to the next blog post and not have to open each one individually. Maybe you can do this and I haven't investigated it enough.

 So my question is what are you going to use with the imminent demise of Google Reader on the horizon.

 Reason to be cheerful

 Blog friends who will always step up to the mark with advice.



Exciting Times Post 1 (A long time in the coming)

18:15 Karen 12 Comments

Well Hello!

I bet you didn't expect to see me back so soon :o)

I have had such an exciting few weeks and I thought it was about time I shared some of it with you.  If you are one of the people who follow the blogs of Team Teal you will know that the most exciting thing ever happened at the end of March - Deb and Carrie came over from Arizona.  Although I count Deb as a friend and Carrie as the daughter of a friend we have never met only chatted through blogs, email and Skype (which we must do more often).

I need to quickly give you a little background about our friendship.  Several years ago I took an online class called Blogging for Scrapbookers.  Several of us kept up our blog friendship after the class had finished and Deb was on of them.  Sadly, Deb's mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we all rallied round to give Deb support.  She sent us teal wristbands and we became part of TeamTeal  - praying and wishing for Marti's recovery.  

 Devastatingly for Deb our prayers were not answered and she lost her mum.  Marti left Deb some funds to enable her and Carrie to visit her Team Teal friends in the UK and that is just what she did.

We met for the first time at Deb  K's (not the same Deb  I would add) house when, with Alison who had travelled over from Spain, the six of us (with Denise of course) spent some time cropping and chatting.  

 Deb had asked her niece to make everyone a little bag with our names on and she had filled it with goodies.

Deb had always said she would love to come over to one of my crops and sample a cupcake or two and we made it as much like a mini crop as possible.

So Deb K's lovely hubby took a photo of us all, Deb K printed it out

 Carrie took this one so is not in it :0(
and we all had a kit, supplied by Denise and myself, to play with.  

It was really lovely to see how everyone's style of scrapbooking differed and how everyone used the kits in different ways.

 My layout - a little more lumpy and 'full on' than others!
It was a fantastic day, finished off by a trip to the pub for supper.

Reasons to be cheerful:-

1.  That I liked Deb as much as I knew I would.

2.  Strangers who instantly become friends - Alison & Carrie.

3.  The warm glow I get in my heart when I think about that day.



10:06 Karen 5 Comments

Hello - I am still here but a tad on the busy side! 

Having given up the chance of spending the day with the Enfield girls crafting after looking at the state of my house, this seemed so appropriate - found on Pinterest whilst wasting time instead of cleaning!

Will be back soon with a more interesting post!