Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

Tenth birthday

It is hard to believe that we have had our community shop for ten years already. (We predated the Archers by a good few months!)

Some of the many volunteers gathered at lunchtime for a photoshoot with the photographer from the Hexham Courant. I thought I was gatecrashing the event, but the photographer was late. After about 10 minutes, I suggested that I took my shot because we had visitors at home and they were waiting for their lunch!

The shop is decorated with bunting. Local children did the artwork on this. The taller girl at the front came in to see what was happening and then told us which picture was hers. I think it's great to have the children involved. The other girl has been coming with her mother to volunteer since she was two.

Back at home were our friends Myroon and Mark, who came from Sunderland to see us. We have known them for a very long time. It was lovely to see them. My carrot and ginger soup went down well as did the profiteroles to follow (courtesy of Iceland).

After all this, I went to town to have measurements taken for my new spectacles. I was planning on doing more shopping, but suddenly felt off colour with a headache and a sore throat. I came home with fish and chips and went to bed and slept. Hopefully it will not be anything significant.

I do have a rant today. I'm trying to print up a series of images for a possible ARPS submission. Yesterday the printer ran out of Light Light Black. I replaced the cartridge and the printer did not recognise it. I took it in and out. I turned the printer off and on (using up more ink). Then it wanted a new Light Black cartridge. All good - but still not recognising the Light Light Black. After much head scratching and a Google search, I had to clean the contacts with a damp cotton bud. I even put another new cartridge in. Finally success. Much time wasted.
Rant over.

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