What I have noticed immediately with Google Chrome, my spelling, or should that be, incorrect spelling, is immediately high lighted, as though I am typing in Word, and my chosen font remains - I don't have to keep refreshing it after I have posted a photo.
But back to life in Cape Town, it's been an upside down kinda week. RMan had to go in for a dental op - he looked like he been kicked in the jaw for a couple of days, but he's on the mend, and enjoying rugby (with a beer) at the moment...
My camera decided that it had been dropped often enough and now wanted to rest permanently, so I am resorting to using my cell phone for photo's - when RSon leaves the necessary cable at home LOL (we have the same phone).
Me - well, I had a chat with RMan and we have made some momentous decisions this week - mainly eco-friendly and financial - which I will tell you more about that in the weeks to come, as progress happens.
These decisions have been brought about through watching Sky News and CNN - and all the closing of companies (120-odd Focus DIY stores in the UK) and retrenchments which large corporations are still instituting. Scary stuff. And how it would appear from these news items that the recession is definitely not as over as it would seem...
And, I have also decided that whenever I enter a grocery store, and they have dry goods items for sale at reduced prices, I am going to purchase a couple extra, and put them in my pantry. Who knows when they might come in handy... And it will certainly be cheaper / more affordable than a b-i-g shop when the thought occurs. Money being spent in small amounts always does seem more affordable, doesn't it :-)
Here in Cape Town we have had a week of very welcome rain, which that means that garden activity is limited. So I have been cleaning out cupboards / de-cluttering, and keeping an eye on my house plants - that is the only place where I am prepared to have flowering plants - my garden is for edibles only - apart from the hibiscus trees or large flowering bushes which were already in the garden when we purchased the house in the early 1990's :-)
|Bromelaid "Bidularium innocenti"|
Then, my most favourite flower ever, after daffodils, and one which they add to flower arrangements, Anthuriums:
The waxy appearance and feel of Anthuriums fascinates me.
And finally, because I am missing my veggie garden, I decided to grow some onions on my kitchen windowsill, in Hyacinth vases.
It has been fascinating to watch the root development, which normally occurs underground, happen in front of my very eyes. Soon I'll be able to harvest some onion greens to add to my salads and meals. These roots and shoots took 3 weeks to get to this stage. No, I'm not fertilizing the water, just refreshing it every 4 - 5 days or so. Seems to be working, and if necessary I have an organic fertilizer which I can add if and when it appears the plants need some boosting. S'funny how the red onion has progressed so much better than the white / brown one.
My broad beans are sprouting pods, and the peas winding up the supports, even tomatoes are still appearing on my two remaining plants - wonder of wonders! And, naturally, my onions and garlic, beetroot and sweet potatoes are merrily doing their thing.
All in all it's been a topsy-turvy week and quite a major one in our household. But, at the end of it, I think it's been a good one...
But at least I am happily back in Blogdom thanks to Google Chrome LOL
P.S. I can open both IE and GC simultaneously - so alls well that ends well...