Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spring Rolls Round Again

Very mild at the moment and signs of Spring in the air which is welcome after all the cold and frost etc.
Yesterday I took the Canon scanner back to Argos as it wouldnt work properly. I was a bit miffed to say the least as it had been working fine for the last couple of weeks and I was enjoying adding old slide films and negs. to Flickr that have been languishing in an old box for ages. The good thing about Argos is they always exchange goods or give money back within 30 days of purchase. So now I am looking around for another scanner - hopefully one that isn't so prone to breaking and has large negative scanning option. I think I have found just the job with an Epson 4490 but I'll have to get it online or go to PC World in Warrington which seems unlikely.

Poor Wilf looks like he won't last much longer. We thought he had snuffed it last weekend but has bravley battled on despite all the bumps and lumps and bald patches he has. He staggers out of his ball of bedding for a drink and hardly eats anything- looking very bedraggled and ancient , like a hamster version of a one-eyed Yoda.

Went to a boot sale today at Lostock near Hazel's Mom's. It was in the local community centre and mostly indoors. I got some cheap DVD's including John Carpenter's version of "The Thing" with extras like a making of and a commentary which is always interesting. Also a Tommy Cooper video I'd not seen before called "Cooperama".
Hazel bought some books and a box of drawing pins. Audrey and Doreen were late getting up as usual so they were just setting off as we popped in to say goodbye and pick up the fairy cakes they gave us. Hazel's Mom walked very slowly and carefully holding out the the tin of cakes as I was looking elsewhere and when she gave them to me I tipped them up to shove the tin in my carrier bag with all my other goodies. She looked horrified and exclaimed "No!" But no harm done - the icing and cherries were still intact!


treena said...

glad you found a car boot and are the cakes really okay ? or have they been quickly eaten!

wastedpapiers said...

Granma's cakes never last very long- they were delicious! I will be reminded of my faux pas for years to come now!

wastedpapiers said...

Oyes, another thing I did ws to blank Betty who had a stall there- I was so intent on looking at stuff that I dont really notice faces or people on the stalls! Hazel made me go back in and say hello- I felt awful!

Trevira said...

About scanners - I have an Epson 4490 and its been very good so far!

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for the scanner feedback Trevira- i was hoping someone would have that make and get in touch. I will have to lookout for one when I next go to Chester or Manchester. Northwich is hopeless for anything like that. Do you use the negative scanning fascility?

Trevira said...

Not negatives yet, but I did scan some 1960s slides in a peculiar large square format (they wouldn't fit in the holder so I had to lay them carefully on the glass) and they came out very well.

You can see one here (if the link works!):

Very crisp and clear!

C.J.Duffy said...

Spring rolls? Delicious! I'll take a bakers dozen!