What I learned in February 2016

February has been a busy month.  Some of my activities are mentioned on Sue’s Trifles.

For the purpose of the link-up with emily p. freeman I have one hint or tip to report.

A piece of sheet music I have owned since my teens was falling apart.  The edges of the paper were frayed.  The centre pages were loose as that was the format of the publication.  Turning the pages was fraught.

After all these years I decided to use some invisible tape to strengthen the edges and attach the centre pages.

Repaired music
Repaired music

Now why didn’t I think of that before?


What I learned in January 2016

This post is linking with emily p. freeman.  Previously I have linked from Sue’s Trifles, but I don’t need another post there before the link expires.  What I learned in January fits better with this blog in any case.

When I mentioned that I was finding it impossible to take photos using my mobile phone and my gloves, hubby bought me some special gloves with coatings on the thumb and forefinger.  They do work up to a point.  However they are very stretchy and if I have to take them of and put them back on again, for example to take something from my pocket, the sensitive part may not be under the right part of my finger.  Hit and miss.

On Saturday morning, with the winds from storm Gertrude continuing, it was very cold.  My gloves were hit and miss with the emphasis on miss.  I have set my phone up so that touching the screen operates the shutter.  I began to use my nose.  After a while that stopped working too.  I hope you will enjoy the photos, which appear as a slide show.

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