Monday, 8 October 2012

Big apologies

a huge apology for not blogging recently. The truth is I have just been toooo busy. Blogging is on every list of jobs to do, I write every day. But I have recently gone over to the other side.

The other side, being Mac.

For a few months I was continuing to edit via my Sony laptop and a calibrated monitor. Sat right next to it was a new iMac. It was a steep learning curve for me. I am not very computer savvy and working on them, doesn’t come naturally to me. Luckily my son has always used a Mac, so he was always at the end of the phone to pop round to help me with any difficulties I was having. But he has recently moved to Dubai, UAE. So I am all on my own now, with my Mac.

I took the big step, and put my laptop away in a drawer, and I have been doing all my recent photo shoot editing, on the Mac only.

The main problem with a Mac is, there isn’t really a great blog writing platform out there. I have used Windows Livewriter  for years. It is free and effortlessly easy. I tried an app for writing blogs on my iPad, but it’s nowhere near as good as Livewriter. Can anyone out there recommend a workable app, they think I would find super easy. Because my laptop now stays in a drawer. and is so much slower to work on than the Mac’s, I never seem to get around to blogging.

I have been shooting non stop since my last blog, and have so many shoots to share with you.

I keep forgetting to take pictures of our own lives. We have had two major events in our family recently.

Firstly my son has moved to live and work in Dubai. Before he left I begged him to have one last shoot for me. I wanted pictures of him and his girlfriend to include in my yearly photo book.



and then my daughter went and got engaged to her boyfriend of 5 years.


They bought the Teddy as a reminder of the day. So he had to be included in their engagement photo.

Tasmin choose to have a family ring as her engagement ring. It had belonged to my Great Aunt. She would be so please to know that Tasmin was going to be wearing it for the rest of her life.

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I apologise for the unedited pictures. The edited ones are all on my Mac. See what I mean about how complicated it is getting about blogging.

I need to be able to blog from just one computer, that has everything on it.


Scrappi Sandi said...

Well...I forgive you!...& those photo's look just perfect to me!! Looking forward to our trip ou on Saturday! :D

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posting again. I was hoping that life was too busy for you and not that you were sick.

Congratulations on your children's big news.

Your photo's are lovely.


Trevor said...

Karen, why do you need any special software for blogging? I've been blogging for about six years and never needed anything but a web browser. Why not just compose your posts at That's what I always did when I was with blogger, and now I'm with wordpress I just post from

Or am I misunderstanding the problem?

karen said...

Hi Trevor. The main problem for me is i set my blog up with my husbands now defunct email account. Everytime I have to go into Blogger to change anything I have to become him ! Plus all those layers on blogger, used to confuse me. I found it hard to add pictures just how I wanted. Livewriter is idiot proof, and boy am I an idot !


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