I Almost Made A Pig’s Ear…

I spent much of the day on recovering lost work on earlier posts.

gave me a false sense of security. There were only two missing pictures, including the header. The postcard of the coloured picture was in my media files and the photograph from 1893 in my iMac pictures. It took a short while to trace and transfer them.

I then spent most of the afternoon attempting to make a sow’s ear out of one of my Streets of London Series posts. I could not find the images in my iMac file, and struggled with the search until I realised that they were probably part of a batch lost during an earlier Apple Operating System update. Now, given that I could have reverted to my original well ordered colour slides, it might have more sensible to do just that and scan them all again. Readers will know what a stubborn soul I am, and I didn’t want to do that.

Although I did ultimately fail to completely sabotage myself, I did eventually recover most of

and change the header picture to one more pleasing (and not chosen by WordPress).

I did, however, manage to delete everything relating to the Animals in War Memorial, but substituted material from the Royal Parks site.

With the outside light fading fast and my willpower wilting, I left the one alteration to

at the header. This post shows our garden at its best in August, but suffered from the “Attempt Block Recovery” curse. I did recover the blocks but couldn’t be bothered to do any more with them.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s wholesome cottage pie; firm cauliflower and broccoli with exceptionally tasty crunchy carrots, with which the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank Mendoza Malbec 2020.


      1. I strongly suspect that you have been there multiple times, Derrick. Today’s post demonstrated that with figuring out some of your photo issues.

  1. After all that hard good work, you got rewarded with such a delicious meal by Jackie! πŸ™‚ ❀️

    Great and fitting title! πŸ˜€ ???????? HA! πŸ™‚ I imagine Mr. J. Swift is smiling. πŸ™‚
    I like so many of his sayings…like…”He was a bold man that first ate an oyster!” – Jonathan Swift
    (((HUGS))) ❀️

  2. I remember the the post about the college.
    You have set yourself a laborious task in the recovery of the se images.
    You have mor patience than I.

      1. Sorry about the typos, that was the iPad not me. The letters jumped about, I thought I’d sorted it before pressing REPLY!

  3. I agree, a good meal after hard work is balm to even the most stubborn soul. Jackie’s wonderful cooking sounds like a great ending to the day’s labor. I am glad the perseverance paid off, Derrick.

  4. Rebalancing is important when circumstances change. Applying old wisdom and narratives to new ways may not be as fulfilling, and can drag us down.
    Good food on the other hand is always appreciated.

  5. This is a huge endeavour. I have all my blog photos in WordPress’s Media Library, and eventually I’ll have to go back and resize the early ones before I realised how much space they consume.
    Are yours actually on your computer and you have some way of telling WP where to find them?

  6. Somehow, I was dropped from your list of followers and therefore haven’t been getting notifications of new posts. I have signed up again and hope the matter is taken care of.

      1. Back on the list. Phew! It’s happened to me with other bloggers, and I have no idea why. When I don’t see any posts from bloggers who write regularly, I always check to see if I’m still following. Almost always, I’m not so I have to refollow. Other bloggers have told me that the same thing has happened to them. One of the mysteries of cyberspace, I guess.

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