New camera and filling the freezer!

I’ve been quiet this week because I’ve got a new toy… a Nikon Coolpix S6! And the first time I installed the software for it, it messed up my wireless settings on this computer so I had to do a system restore… The camera has a facility whereby you can download photos wirelessly if you get it set up right, but we’ve got a strange wireless network using Intel Anypoint and it doesn’t use the Windows Internet Sharing Software but has a quirky programme of its own, and its settings aren’t what Nikon wants them to be for the camera…. Agghh… So maybe I’ll just use the USB cable instead…

As a result of all that, I had to install the camera software separately – so far I’ve only installed the drivers, which enable me to continue using Picasa instead of PictureProject, which was supplied with the camera. So now I can either be adventurous and try and get the rest of it set up, or decide that the status quo is best and using the USB cord isn’t that onerous really…

All I can say is, hurray for System Restore!!

Back to last week… Here is a photo of the potatoes all cut and encased in clingfilm ready for printing. The kids loved it, though I was left wondering whether all that preparation and cleaning up was worth it just to let them splash paint around for 10 minutes!! The ones which worked best were the simple ones I cut with a knife – the lino print ones didn’t print too well. Too complicated…

potatoes cut ready for printing

On Tuesday I suddenly decided to make a huge pile of lasagne to put in the freezer. Well, I make the bolognaise sauce and then I make a pan full of cheese sauce – I’ve got this wonderful contraption called a sauce maker which heats and stirs the sauce for you so all you have to do is put in the ingredients and go away and wait. More or less. And then I put it all together in Tupperware containers with that lasagne that doesn’t need precooking…

Here’s the result. I had a couple of Tupperwares full of bolognaise sauce as well, plus a tub of macaroni cheese from the remains of the pasta from our lunch and the cheese sauce, which Barnabas polished off that evening when he came in cold and hungry from their rugby match (they lost…).

lots of tupperware containers full of spag bol and lasagne

Here’s one of the first photos I downloaded from the new camera. It’s a fresh bouquet garni waiting to be dropped into a stew…

fresh herbs tied together as a bouquet garni with cotton thread (well, I assume it was cotton cos polyester would've melted duh)

I finished the postcards, but I won’t post any pictures till the recipients have got them – don’t want to spoil any surprises! As usual, I got carried away and made more than I needed, so if anyone out there with a blog would like to swap one with me, email me and we’ll get together! Then we can post them on each other’s blogs… Anyone want to play?!

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2 Responses to New camera and filling the freezer!

  1. MargaretR November 13, 2006 at 10:14 am #

    I’d like to play please Liz. I think I’m feeling more creative ATM, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for my PC>

  2. Karoda November 18, 2006 at 4:09 am #

    hey, congrats on the new camera…i have a nikon coolpix 8600…it is discontinued i think but i love it in spite of its bulk…but the slim ones look cook, light, and easier to be spontaneous with.