Wednesday 9 January 2013


Well I must wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year from the bottom of my heart.

My absence has been caused by several things.
Blogger has begun charging once the size of the blog reaches 1GB and at $2.49US a month this sounded reasonable. Once it had gone through my bank it became over $5 a month~~$60 a year for the rest of my life and then what? I started trying to reduce the size of my photos which had little impact and now I have deleted all my Canada and Paris posts to get under the required limit.
I am still going through posts and reducing photo sizes (in pixels not cms) and there are some gaping holes that need to be plugged! Bear with me please.

To check your own blog is the address...scroll down to the very bottom and in very small print you can see how much storage you have used.

Perth has just sweltered through a heatwave of 7 days with the temps over 38C, it was over 42C in our garden every day and it is not conducive to sitting in a very hot room blogging. We've just had another few days of very high temps too, this house is not air-conditioned but Elizabeth has helped us to buy a portable air-con which has saved my sanity!

 The Down To Earth forums have had a HUGE influx of new members since the beginning of the month...too many people feeling overwhelmed by their spending over the silly season, others wishing to join the new de-cluttering challenges to keep on top of their housework; Becci is also running a crochet along this year for beginners and more experienced crocheters so if you still haven't joined the forums then what are you waiting for?

So there you have my excuses!
I have still been knitting and cooking, no baking as Joe is still ploughing through all my Christmas cookies and cake! Cricket and tennis are on telly all day and night and provide a lovely distraction from the heat!
I'll be back!
Love from Sue


  1. Good to see you Sue,
    Didn't know that about blogger, but will be watching mine carefully now. No way I'm paying for the privilege!
    Hoping you have a lovely new year too and that 2013 brings wonderful news for you and your family.

  2. Hi Claire,

    google and scroll down to the bottom, it will show you how much of your storage you have used.

  3. Using zero. Erp. Good thing I am too lazy to use photos, huh?
    Too bad there is no sharing.

  4. Happy New Year, Sue. So good to see you back!

  5. Happy New Year, Sue!

    I had a look at that Picasa site and my storage is tiny at 0.72 GB (2.8%) of 26GB. Not all of my pics are stored there. A lot are just on my hard drive and I need to transfer them off to a portable hard drive for safe keeping (note to self - DO IT!).

    Wishing you all the best for the coming year,

    Cheers -Joolz