Sunday, 28 March 2010

Conversation, Cake, Cuts and Charlie

Me to Daniel (the IT man): I password protected a document and now can’t remember the password. Please help me.

Daniel: Have you tried Google?

Me: Yes.

Daniel: How about downloading a freeware package that does this - there’s bound to be loads

Me: Yes and they end up as shareware asking for $29.99 to complete the process.

Daniel: Really?

Me: Yes.

Daniel: What’s this document anyway?

Me: My novel

Daniel: Have you tried Google?

Bless him, he said he’ll get back to me on this one!

In the meantime here is my Christmas cake turned Simnel cake for Easter (the round blobby bits represent the apostles two of whom I've eaten). I baked the main fruit cake in November 2009, drowned it in Drambuie once a week until last week and yesterday evening, added the marzipan and icing.



And here is Charlie asleep on my bed. The first time he as done so since he adopted me, 9 days ago :-)



I am still at 137 words of my Starting From Scratch Novel and I've decided to cut most of it out. Cos, I’ve just re-read it and have deemed most of it rubbish!

Time to start again.

Have a great Monday everyone!

35 comments:

ABBY said...

Oh dear oh dear

me thinks you are wise to start over with the novel...if you password protect write it down in a safe place!

:-)

Charlie you look simply divine and so does that cake.

purrs
Abby

Brian said...

You have a great day too and it is so nice to see Charlie so comfy!

Kea said...

Marzipan? Marzipan?! Ahh, my ultimate favourite! Oh, how I wish I could have a bite of that cake! (Ritters dark chocolate covered marizipan is awfully good--my weakness every time I'm at the grocery store that carries the brand.)

As for the password issue, I hope Daniel's not going to come back to you and ask again if you've tried Google. LOL.

And Charlie--well, he looks like he's been with you for years, Old Kitty, not days. :-)

roxy said...

I love cakes with marzipan! Thanks for reminding me of them. At least I can look at the picture since Daniel Craig won't let me actually eat one. Good luck on the from-scratch writing project. (Make certain you aren't editing out anything you'll want back later.) Have a wonderful Monday! :)

umi_e said...

Hope you could recall your password so that you don't have to re-write again...

Have a nice day...

Niki said...

aww yum cake! I like the look of those apostles too!! :o)

fairyhedgehog said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you about the password.

Charlie is so gorgeous.

Simon Kewin said...

It often is possible to recover password-protected Office files but it partly depends on what version of Word you use. The protection is much better in later versions ...

KarenG said...

That cake looks delicious!! I'm a huge fan of marzipan icing, fruit cake and apostles. So happy to get another pic of my--er-- your cat. And just keep writing those words, don't read them over yet! The first draft is always rubbish, but it's an essential step to get to the second draft, which is just a tad better, and then you get to the third draft which actually gives one hope, but none of it will happen if you don't force yourself to write that rubbish first draft!

Good luck and Happy Easter! Wish I could stop by and have a bit of delicious cake with you and pet Charlie for an hour.

Talli Roland said...

Yay Charlie! Yay cake! I have to confess I'm not a massive fan of Christmas cake but yours looks delicious.

Love the pic of Charlie. And good luck with the password!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Marzipan is a weakness of our mum so if you see her about hide your cake. Charlie blends in so well on the bed it's only his tail that lets you know he's there.

Ann said...

Just can't beat a cake soaked in Liqueur, that's what I always say.

Charlie looks very comfortable and at home. I think he has decided to keep you.

Sure God help us...Daniel!

Theresa Milstein said...

Cake - looks delicious. I'm with Ann - you can't beat a cake soaked in liqueur.

Charlie - looks snuggly. I'm glad he's made his way to your bed. Soon you'll be old friends.

Cuts - I feel like that's all I do these days. I add. I delete. I add more. Hope you find more that you like rather than rubbish.

And I hope you find the password and save the manuscript!

Marg said...

That cake looks so Yummy. Sorry you couldn't get the password. Did you try Google?? LOL
And Charlie looks very comfy sleeping on your bed. He looks so happy.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Since I live with an IT guy, well, I can sympathize a lot. And it is very obvious that Charlie is right at home with you already - that is so good! And that cake just looks very tasty too!

Melinda Szymanik said...

Don't hold that cake near any open flames :) Charlie looks right at home and I believe you will be able to recall the password or find a floppy disk drive.

Amy said...

I hope Daniel will figure it out for you soon. I am sure by now he knows you have tried Google :).

The cake looks soooooooooooo goooood! YUM!

Charlie is just soooo adorable! :) How sweet is that!

Good luck with your novel. xoxo

Old Kitty said...

Hi Abby!

I've so learnt my lesson!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Oh dark chocolate covered marzipan. yum, yum, yum!!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian!

He does look comfy doesn't he? It's great to see!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Roxy

Daniel Craig covered in dark chocolate marzipan... oh my...

hmmmmm.

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi umi_e

Oh I don't think i'll ever password anything ever again!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Niki

The aposotles were pure marzipan so they went firt!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog

awwww Lupie and Jo who gave me charlie have given me links to software that would hopefully help!

fingers crossed!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Simon Kewin

Hopefully, fingers crossed, kind Lupie and Charlie's ex owner have been really helpful!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Awww Happy Easter KarenG!

Oh I'm determined to get at least 140 words by the end of the week!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Thanks!! I'm quite pleased with the cake - although it does stink to high heaven of whiskey!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Hannah and Lucy!

Awww you are sweet kitties to pop by!

And I love that your mum likes marzipan too!

Charlie's tail is an entity all by itself!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

Oh I do hope Charlie decides I'm worth keeping!

:-)

"At least I make you laugh", says Daniel when I was giggling away after he suggested google! Bless!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

Oh this writing is really hard and very painful! When I find the joy, I'll be happier, really and truly!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg!

I did try google!! :-)

Charlie does look happy doesn't he?

Awwww!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

I do hope Charlie is settling in!

He is really a sweetie!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Melinda Szymanik

LOL!!! Flambe easter cake! Now that would have been a pic!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy

Thanks for popping by!

The cake was surprisingly very nice!

Take care
x

Jenny Woolf said...

What a good idea - a Christmas cake transformed into an easter one! sounds delicious...