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November 24, 2015

You Be The Judge

Filed under: Nature,Photography — allmycke @ 7:51 pm

Apparently, I have to shrink my pictures to about 800×600 pixels to make them fit…


This also means that the pictures can’t be enlarged in case you’d like to view them in a larger format…

I think this is such nonsense, that I really don’t know if it’s worth the bother on my part. Any suggestions?




November 23, 2015

Blogging suspended

Filed under: Personal,This makes me go ballistic — allmycke @ 7:44 pm

…for some time. I need to figure out what wordpress is up to OR find another service!

November 21, 2015


Filed under: Personal,This makes me go ballistic — allmycke @ 9:01 pm

Why has wordpress changed their editing page? I’ve tried reading on their support pages to figure out how  can re-size pictures – but the buttons they refer to are nowhere to be found!

November 20, 2015

Testing II

Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 9:32 pm

How does this last picture appear on your screen? Please send me a mail at trudie_p@hotmail.com


I am almost going ballistic over the fact that wordpress no longer is user-friendly… unless you buy into the premium program at $99/year. Grrr!


Filed under: Personal — allmycke @ 9:28 pm

Let’s see if a picture taken with my tiny pointn’ shoot  will make the cut with the new format wordpress has decided on.


I’m doubtful…

November 18, 2015

Still not…

Filed under: Personal,This makes me go ballistic — allmycke @ 7:09 pm

on speaking terms with wordpress… The pictures will show in a size suitable for a 56inch TV no matter how I try and tweak them! Isn’t there anyone that can help me???


November 17, 2015

What is it with…

Filed under: Personal,This makes me go ballistic — allmycke @ 8:41 pm

…wordpress! Why do they change their editing functions in such a way that I an’t adjust the size of my Pictures – no. matter. what??? I’ve tried it all from full size (out of the camera) and down to 120kb-size. Guess what?  They STILL show up in the largest format! Grrr!

November 14, 2015


Filed under: Important stuff,Things that make me happy — allmycke @ 4:58 pm

I was told yesterday, that “my” Sami village would gather reindeer not to far from town today. I went by the compound and convinced 3 Afghani teenagers to come along…

At the Pen

Our minister was also there, with some guys from Eritrea – which made this into a very international gathering.


I love the sound of their hooves as they amble on, counter-clockwise…

November 13, 2015

Cacti X Three

Filed under: Just stuff,Things that make me happy — allmycke @ 8:51 pm

When watering the plants in the kitchen today, I realized that all three cacti are full of buds!

November Cacti

More pictures to come once the buds have turned into flowers!

November 12, 2015

What A Day!

After a lengthy and very frustrating conversation with one of my charges via interpreter, I gunned it down the road to pick up my new glasses (+special reading glasses) in the nearest town. That’s 170 km roundtrip and it might seem a bit over the top. Not so.

First of all I really needed to clear my brain after the talk with -B- AND I sorely needed to get my new glasses.

Waiting for the Next Season

I couldn’t keep my cool when the level of obstinacy reached hitherto unknown heights during 45 minutes. We just didn’t seem to be able to reach -B- at all, and it didn’t feel good to ‘loose it’ like I did. Coming back to town, I went back to the compound and met a totally different youth. I was given an apology for the poor language, a promise of regular attendance in school – and a quick hug.

No, I’m not going to count my chickens just yet – but I do think -B- has no doubts about the level of support that is offered. We had to ask some uncomfortable questions and challenge views presented – not to mention that some conditions of being an asylum-seeker was repeated a number of times. We did not part on good terms… I recognise being bullheaded and stubborn beyond belief from my own youth – but I also know that I needed the limits set by my parents. That’s my role now – being that ruddy parent who sets limits but still offers hope. Condemnation doesn’t make anyone grow, ‘tough love’ may sound harsh – but in my experience it has worked more often than not.

More to come – but for now I’m going to watch a program about the white bears of  British Columbia, and just relax my shoulders.

Oh, if I wouldn’t have auto-focus on the camera, most of my pictures from the last year would have looked as if I had vaseline on the lense… I even see the speed signs in time to not get caught speeding!

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