Well it's the middle of December. It's getting dark very early and it's chilly at night, but amazingly the days are still beautiful.
The past few days have seen temperatures as high as 19 or 20 degrees C in this little corner of Turkey. I've been sitting out on the balcony enjoying the sunshine. It's very odd to be wearing summer clothes during the day, changing into warm pjs at night and having to have the electric blanket on in bed.
I'm still enjoying my netbook. However, Mr A had a problem with the laptop yesterday. He took it into Milas and it would seem that something was stuck. I have no idea what exactly, but it was preventing him from using it. The man in the computer shop fixed the problem and it's working fine now, and I know it's a bit selfish of me, but I'm glad I swapped it for the netbook when I did. I somehow think that the laptop is slowly reaching the end of it's life. Mr A isn't too bothered because he doesn't use it as much as I did. He visits Facebook, plays games and watches videos...so he's happy to use it for as long as it lasts.
I had a problem with Blogger today. Nothing new there of course! I wanted to add something to my sidebar but couldn't access the Design/Layout page. An error code appeared and I was linked to Blogger Help, where I discovered hundreds of other bloggers with the same problem. As Blogger didn't seem to be able to produce a solution I didn't even bother to add my complaint to the list.
One of my blogging friends, Nomad, suggested all sorts of things like clearing the cache and cookies (I still don't understand what all that means but did it anyway). And he also mentioned using Google Chrome.
I recall Perpetua, and one or two others mentioning Chrome, but for some reason I couldn't manage to install it on my old laptop. But I've managed to install it on my netbook and it solved the problem. However, I don't really like Chrome....at the moment. It's more a case of my reluctance to change things, and wanting to stick with what I know. So for the time being I'll just use it for blogging and stick with good old regular Google for everything else. Maybe I'll play around with it another day when my brain is functioning a bit better.
My recent bout of depression is gradually lifting, and I'm hoping I'll be feeling a lot better when I set off to England on the 27th.
The unexpected good weather certainly helps to lift my spirits.