No - we're not dead - or had a computer crash - and it's only
been a few days since you've heard from us - but I see that apart from just a
bare couple of emails turning up - it has been surprisingly quiet - and no-one
seems the slightest concerned. So perhaps I could have just carried
on working on the website and not written at all.
But I wanted to let you know about the
about the website.
So I suppose you're wondering just what the
Well I won't delay any further and I'll just make the
At long, long, long,
I have uploaded the entire
'Trouble Cartoon Collection'
all 108 of them - to 3 NEW
You can go to the new Main Page
by clicking on
any of these
images or the following link:
As all of you would know - who were with us throughout 2007 -
these large 'Trouble Cartoons' were being created regularly by me - much like
I'm now doing with the new Email Banners you see. They started out
by using simple techniques and as the year progressed and new skills were
learned - they became (I think) better and more elaborate.
There is almost a year's work of graphical learning and fun contained in these
It has taken me quite a while to organize, create and upload,
these large galleries - and that's why I haven't sent out our usual emails for a
few days - while I concentrated on completing this project. I think
it was worth the effort - to at last have them all together and
Everything is optimized and fast loading - and when viewing the
galleries - you only have to click straight on an image, for it to progress to
the next one - so even though there are a lot - it should not take too long -
even if you want to have a look at them all.
Particularly for all our friends - who have only been getting
the emails this year - and therefore never received them - they will
be completely new - and I hope entertaining.
So, please, take a
while - and have a look through them when you can - it won't take too long -
compared to the many, many, hours it took me to create them all - and present
Please pass this email - or the link for the albums - along to
Yes - well, that certainly has been a project - to have gotten
finished - as anyone who's ever made a webpage or gallery would
know. In the end I have had to upload more than 430 individual files
to the website to create and display the pages and galleries as you see - and
you know the trouble I have here trying to do any large uploads from the
moving yacht - with losing the Wireless Internet connection quite
regularly. I ended up having to break the uploads into small batches
of 10 files or so - in the hope the connection would not drop out for a moment,
But we've still had time for photos - and visitors
and we'll be sending more sunsets and 'home snaps' next time -
as per usual.
Penny's had to deal with 'mass bird assaults' and on top of
we've near frozen to death - with these cold nights
otherwise - everything is just great.
So - enjoy the galleries - and until next time . . .
(and what do you think of the new layout
down the bottom)
Bye and take care