Friday, 28 December 2012

Old Dog

IPads are great fun, once you know just how to use them (which I don't as yet)
Chris said a worrying thing when he gave me it on Christmas Day, he said.."All of your life can be on this tablet"
Hmmm..... Worrying that.
Anyhow, as the cottage slumbers this afternoon in a heap of post Christmas Apathy, I have been creeping around playing with the video app.
I have sneaked around the place filming the natives...I have downloaded 4 tunes, joined Skype and pressed more keys than Liberace did in his camp as a row of tents lifetime.........
Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks?

47 comments:

  1. Ha...nobody will escape your clutches now ! Poor Chris what has he done !

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  2. Welcome to the dark side!

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  3. Oh this is just beautiful,has me a little teary eyed!
    I love the music can you tell me what it's called i would love to pop on itunes and get it.
    x

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    1. It was playing on classic fm
      And is called ecologue by Gerald FinzI
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    2. Thank you so much John x

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  4. Where was the pianist with his little support orchestra? Crammed in the kitchen I suppose. Chris played his role brilliantly - a natural thespian.

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    1. He IS a natural. You have to remember YP that he was a hoofer in the west end when he was a lad

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  5. Lady M has had one for a year; I think she's just learned how to turn it on! New dog; old tricks.

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  6. I got my iPad last Christmas and life is different now. I just love, love, love my iPad, which I am sure you will also.

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  7. Oh John...I watched your little video of the peace that follows Christmas and actually got a little teary eyed. Hey...did you know that ads pop up over your video? All yours were about removing pet odors. Funny huh????

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    1. Yes, and needed too!
      You have not smelt the cottage tee hee

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  8. LOVE MINE TOO! I haven't tried the video. I'm too busy twittering! Loved your calm and peaceful video! Can't wait for more!!!

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  9. Such a peaceful video! What a lovely piece of music too. I'd love an Ipad - lucky you!

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  10. Ipad? What is an Ipad? Woof ;o) The modern world arrives in Trelawnyd.

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  11. Lovely !
    Such a beautiful video.
    I just put up a video of The Square Ones opening their bottle of Champagne on Christmas morning. Not as quiet and serene as your video hahhhahahahha.

    cheers, parsnip

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  12. I'm proud of you, John - gives me hope that if I ever get one of those new-fangled things I'll be able to use it, too!!! I gave up my cell phone over a year ago - never used it and got tired of paying for it. I realize that when I move from my tiny rural town to Savannah, GA next year I'll need to have one again. And I'd love to have some kind of pad for reading books....oh, well. BTW - I'm frustrated by all the comments about the music on your video - I don't hear a thing. I've checked my speakers, the sound controls, but nada. Will have to try again later.

    Nancy in SNOWY Iowa

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    1. Nancy, if you you just want to read, I'd suggest looking at a Kindle. I have a full-size tablet, and it's too heavy to read comfortably, and the glossy screen is hard to read outside or with strong lighting. Just some helpful advice. :)

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  13. There will be no stopping you now, John! I can just see a stream of 'how to' videos making it on to the blog. Enjoyed the gentle music that accompanied the scene ... a portrayal of not so much apathy as rest and relaxation :) Happy days. Elizabeth

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  14. Oh, that was lovely! I felt like sitting down to a cup of tea with you there in that comfy chair!

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  15. Peaceful happy home! Loved it!

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  16. How lovely....and I want the old telephone in the window! we had one like that in our first house and stupidly left it behind when we moved. I have an ipad and my daughter (who got one for Christmas) tells me that I only scratch the surface of what it can do....

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  17. Loved the video. Perfect peace inside, geese squabbling outside.

    The ad I got was the offer of a quickie two week divorce in Guam. How they plucked that one from my Google searches heaven only knows.

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  18. Steve Jobs was an Annunaki demigod.

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  19. It was lovely to share your space John, and just for a few moments, some peacefulness!

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  20. "camp as a row of tents" Brilliant. I would have loved to walk into the French Club in Luanda about 15 years ago with you by my side and said to all the black pouched pistol packers, 'This is John. John Gray. He's Useful. Camp as a row of tents but like I said, effing useful'

    You would have been a perfect 'Witty'

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  21. Could hear a pin drop there! How is that possible with all those critters? Lovely.

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  22. Oh, now I need a nap, too. Shove over, Chris, my turn!

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  23. Will you give me lessons?
    Jane x

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  24. Congratulations, John! I've never had an Apple anything. I'll see if I can watch your video later. With only my cell phone for internet, it's really hit and miss.

    Enjoy!

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  25. What on earth is Chris hugging? I blew up pic big but I'm not sure if it's beast, pillow or fowl?

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  26. Love the video, felt very peaceful and happy.

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  27. I LOVE MEG. My dog would never stand (or lay) for that.

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  28. Where was the pianist with his little support orchestra? Crammed in the kitchen I suppose. Chris played his role brilliantly - a natural thespian.

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    1. He was a hoofer in the west end YP
      SOhe should be able to act

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    2. I think we have said that before

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  29. Love this window into your world, looks so cozy and comfortable, especially the sofa and in front of the fire. Happy New Year :)

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  30. What a wonderful video.

    I'm glad Chris got you the perfect gift. If he had not wanted his sleeping body shown world wide, he should have given you a tie.

    Great job.

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  31. Lovely and peaceful. :)

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  32. I was being hypnotised into a delicious somnolence long before the 57 secs were up.

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  33. just finished Dawn French's Oh dear Silvia, which I got for Chrissy. Give it a go some boring bits but also some laugh out loud moments even if you are alone.
    jan Yeppoon

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  34. I heard her being interviewed on DESERT ISLAND DISCS yesterday and she was a delight

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  35. All is quiet.....my mum has an old i-pad which she has no idea how to use three years later. I find the keyboard thing on it VERY irritating as it lacks certain things and troubleshooting seems to be a thing Apple don't think is necessary because, as far as they're concerned, no troubles will occur and so no shooting will be required. Hmmmmm. It also sees to be an advantage to convert your house into mac-world too if all your other devices aren't already! In the right hands (not my mum's), people do seem to live their lives through them, so I'll look forward to your feelings on the subject!

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    1. Em
      I am flinging some aspects of blog construction a little irksome.
      However things are new a shiny at the moment x

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  36. Of course you can teach old dogs new tricks. There just has to be some incentive that motivates you. In the dog's case, a nice meaty bone. In your case, mischievous videos of all your eccentric neighbours!

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  37. I am looking forward to more and more from your ipad. Happy New Year, to you, to Chris, to the ever growing menagerie.

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