It’s Monday once again and, after two days of feeling unusually energetic I now feel lethargic – typical! I blame it on the new Mac – it has led me down some very interesting paths, but more of that later. First of all – I’ve got a new shiny award!!
Thanks to Carla for nominating me! I feel it’s yet another notch on the post of how far I’ve come since I started blogging in January (was it really only 8 months ago?). I now have to nominate some other sites to receive it – as per usual. I will try not to duplicate those who have it already… So here we go….. *drum roll*
Mony Wyslem Way a great little Medieval blog that I’ve just discovered!
Scottish Scribbles – good to look at and all about our northern Gaelic friends and their history Tanzanite’s Shelf and Stuff – always interesting book reviews. And it doesn’t hurt to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers scrolling through a window either 🙂
The Yorkist Age – Brian has some great insightful posts about the House of York – I really recommend popping over there.
Women of History – Great site which covers women in history (surprise, surprise) from ancient to modern times.
Piers Perrot Gaveston – yes, it’s new but very promising! The blogosphere needs a place for Piers, so go and check out Anerje’s posts and fantastic photos on long-forgotten monument. Medieval Cookery – This site always makes me feel hungry!
Got Medieval – A fun site which always gives me a laugh.
Secondly, I found yet another program to play with the other day (yes, I am having a terrible case of procrastination at the moment!). It’s called Bookpedia and it allows me to live out my life-long ambition to be librarian! With this piece of software I can now catalogue all my books which means that I will now be able to actually find out how many I have. This will probably be alot as I have 6 full bookshelves in my living-room, one in my bedroom, one in my sun-lounge and who-knows how many of crates stored in the attic! In fact I think I’m in for a shock!
The beauty of this program is that I can use the Mac’s built in iSight camera to scan the ISBN barcode, or, if it’s unreadable or if there isn’t one I can just type the number in. The program then searches the Internet and fills in the details before adding it to the main library list. For some strange reason I find this fun and strangely satisfying. My daughter finds it weird that I should think so (hah! teenagers – what do they know?). The other beauty of the program is that I’ve already weeded out about 80 books I no longer want and can sell on Amazon or Ebay which means that it will eventually pay for itself! Win-win situation.
On the more negative side though, the new Mac doesn’t want to play with my Photoshop program :-(. I have only just started to master some of the tricks on Photoshop and was looking forward to creating the new forum logo on it, so grrrrr! I am experimenting with some other programs but they aren’t quite the same. At this rate I’ll be back to hand-sketching and scanning!