Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Baby is back home!

Yup - my beloved Compaq is back home, with twice the memory it had previously, and all the junk that had accumulated over the last 8 years has been removed. It is sooo much faster! The techie. did a great job considering the PC's age, and was able to save all my documents, favorites, address books, etc. even though the system had crashed and jammed in safe mode. He brought it back today and re-connected everything to it. When Ken came home he asked if I'd used it yet and I said no, I was a bit scared to touch it, lol!! But here I am, having put my photos from last Sunday into a new folder in "My Pictures", happily replying to emails and reading blogs! I've got heaps to catch up on, but just wanted to post some photos here from Sunday.
These are two pictures of Marysville. It won't mean anything to those of you who have never been there, but those who had been there before the fires will notice the difference...

This is one of the dingoes we were taking for a walk, up at Mt. Margaret.

Ken and two of the owners, with "Samson". Appropriately named, he was the largest dingo there on Sunday! He has a beautiful temperament though.

Ken took this one of me with "Shiralee", my 'dingo for the day'.


Blogger FredaB said...

So glad you have your computer back. It is like losing your best friend. My husband is going thru it right now. He has a dell and Yahoo and someone picked up his address book and sent out a virus. He does a newsletter for retirees that goes out all over the world and so was feeling horrible about it. It turned out the only person who lost everything was our niece in Toronto and she said she saw an email from Uncle Harvey and just opened it. It had no subject and she thought that was strange but opened it. Most of the computers virus protection protected theirs. Mine didn't even put the email thru. I have a fairly new Toshiba laptop with Vista.

It is a terrible world when we have to worry about people doing such things.

Have fun again.



Friday, 31 July, 2009  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Gina, Pleased to see You have your trusty computer back and a bonus to have all your files saved,
nice photo's of Marysville and a lovely one of you and your charge for the day..

Opps Happy Bloggaversary ii think ive been visiting you 2 years and hopefully will keep doing so for years to come,, keep the good work up. my friend .. Jen

Sunday, 09 August, 2009  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ Glad you finally got your computer back, better than ever.
I love the photo of you with the dingo. Marysville looks so shattered still. Take care, my friend.
Love, Merle.

Tuesday, 11 August, 2009  

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