So, what's making me smile round here?
- My new high score in my newest addiction. I'm not a FB games player, and I don't have any on my phone at all. But when I get a minute, I admit it, I lift the ipad and hope nobody notices me getting in a bit of practise on 10/10.
Some here prefer Crossy Road. But I know my limits. Plus, I've only just exited the nineties and left Tetris behind me.
- Christmas tree prickles. They shouldn't be a thing this late in January. (I know, I know, many of you say they shouldn't be a thing at all). But, really? Why did one float past me in the bath last night? Where had it come from? (don't answer that) and where was it headed? (don't think about that). Enough. I've emptied the vacuum cleaner once and I don't expect to have to do it again.
- Little E and his happy face appearing...for facetime. Although this week he looked pale and tired, laid low by a bout of tonsillitis (ooh, thanks spellchecker: who knew that was such a hard word to get right); and by an unnerving incident with Teddy Pippin and a washing machine door which wouldn't open. Don't panic. It turned out alright in the end.
- The (Not So) Small One (who probably needs renamed yet again) hit the city's hostelries on Friday night, to celebrate a friend's eighteenth birthday. Now, if you've been reading here a while, you might remember the story of the white denim jacket (it's here); and, if you do, you will, I hope, smile as I did, when I heard she had ended up in the very same place, still bearing the very same name, where I had worn the very same jacket some thirty years before. It's a lucky jacket, that one. So FB says. Though it's been working its magic since before FB could even have been imagined..
Little things, folks: little things.
Oh, and one which I thought I'd mention in case you had noticed it too. The other morning I woke up to discover I had lost about a dozen blog followers overnight. Now, I didn't think I'd said anything awful ( though of course I had a moment of wondering); so I did a bit of digging around and I found this post on Blogger Buzz An Update On Google Friend Connect. Here it is:
"As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count."
So, just in case it happened to you too: please know it's not you, it's Google. And if you were following here with a non Google Account, please also know that this option is no longer available. May I suggest Bloglovin or Feedly? Or you can sign up for email updates. Thank you.