It’s been a busy week for me, there seems to have been lots happening, some of it important and some less so but it has filled the time.
We had a trip to the vets for annual check-ups and vaccinations. You no longer go into the practice, but let them know that you’ve arrived via the reception window and then when it’s your turn the vet comes out to the car park to see you. If needed they then take your pet inside for whatever treatment is required. This of course pre-supposes that they can of course get your pet into the surgery. Neither of our dogs were keen to enter (they’re not at the best of times), and it took me walking across the car park with the vet to the door to convince them. We had some unusual test results for one so will have to repeat the exercise in a months time (assuming that the procedure is the same).
I’ve read a couple of books this week. Spike Milligan’s excellent Hitler, My Part in his Downfall which was a quick short read, and another Brother Cadfael. Ellis Peter’s The Pilgrim of Hate. I’ve since started reading the next in the series – An Excellent Mystery – these more recent books don’t seem to be as good, and so far there hasn’t been the usual medieval murder and I’m a third of the way through the story.
I’ve been taking a few photos this week, and my roll of infrared film arrived so I’ve loaded that into a camera and have been experimenting. I’ve read a few different articles about getting the best results and so have been trying a few different approaches. Ultimately I’ll see how the roll comes out but I’m about two-thirds of the way through it.
I’ve been enjoying see the world through other people’s views with Window Swap. Touring the world one window at a time.
I went to see my Mum on Friday. It’s the first time that I’ve been able to see her in the care home since she went in there. They’ve opened up to socially distanced visits in their garden just this week. Although the visit was short – only 15 minutes allowed – she seems to be settling in very well.
Thanks to the person who bought me a virtual coffee this week, I won’t name them as I don’t feel like I have their permissions to do so, but they should know who they are. Your generosity helps offset the hosting fees of the blog and is very much appreciated. Thank you.
Yellowstone’s Zone of Death where you might just be able to get away with murder.
Newsletter author David Charles is currently cycling around Britain and recording a daily vlog on YouTube. In part because in a world without Covid-19 he would be cycling to Athens on the Thighs of Steel fundraiser for grassroots refugee projects, but for obvious reasons that has been cancelled. so instead he’s heading out into the “post-Brexit, mid-Covid pre-apocalypse Britain”.
He’s just passed through my neck of the woods, and by the time this post goes live he’ll probably be somewhere in East Sussex / Essex I’d guess.
Our broadband upgrade didn’t happen as it was supposed to, so I’m scheduling this post ahead of time so that the internet can do it’s thing in case something happens next week and I’m unable to get online to hit the post button myself.
Stay safe out there and look after yourself.
2 thoughts on “Annual Trip, New Procedure TWTW # 86”
Hi, Alan. I think you’ll agree with me that owning physical media will always be better than its digital counterpart. But, with all of the books you read, have you ever used the digital lending services of The Internet Archive?
Recently, I’ve been reading about the lawsuit filed against The Internet Archive, by four big publishing companies, to stop them from lending digital copies of book in their library. Before hearing about this lawsuit, I really wasn’t aware of this “digital lending service”. But, now that I am aware of it, I think I’ll be taking advantage of it more often. I was wondering if you’ve heard of The Internet Archive’s lending library. If so, do you ever make use of it?
Some of the books you’ve reviewed here, on your blog, are available for lending from the library.
Yes I do agree, I’d always choose a physical copy over something else. Coupled with the fact that you don’t actually own anything on your kindle only a licence to read it, which for all the benefits of kindle is its biggest flaw.
I have heard of the lending service of the Internet Archive but have never used it.
Our libraries also lend digital copies of books but not to kindles so you need to have an iPad or android equivalent to borrow books that way.
Still seems like you can’t beat paper!
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