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My most fabulous wife got so fed-up with me huffing and puffing about not having a computer that she bought me a Mac Mini to replace it.  So I just set it all up last night properly having borrowed a monitor and went photo crazy!  I was up until after midnight getting reacquainted with my Bamboo Touchpad and ripped through our backlog of photos.

So here’s the first batch – in no sensible order I’m afraid.

These were from one of the rare nice weather days we had when Rob and Nat arrived at Christmas.  We headed up to our favourite beach Tawharanui.  Rob took his surf board and Emily had a new (pink) body board to play with.  Father Christmas had also bough Rob and Nat some water guns which stayed hidden for a while…

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It’s beyond repair

Well my Mac died.  There I was importing some photos from my camera when it just froze and refused to wake up.  According to the big, wise, internet, the point in it’s startup routine where it fails means that it’s the motherboard that has gone.  It’s an old machine and repair is probably cost prohibitive.

And there’s so much to share.  Once again we had a little hiatus after a busy blogging November as things got somewhat hectic running up to Christmas.  Now I feel like my hands are tied.  Blogging for me is all about photos and videos to go with the words.  Obviously I could technically edit my photos on a windows machine – this one we bought for Josie’s work is no slouch.  But I want to keep her machine as clean for work as possible.  And I’m used to using the Mac and Aperture and iMovie now.  It all just works…  except when it fails completely 😦

So it’s appalling timing so soon after Christmas, but I’ll have to try and replace it in a cost effective way.  Hopefully soon – the backlog of video and photos is growing!

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