'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 27 December 2013

Pretty Much Wrapped Up

Well, it was a quiet one, and despite my bragging previous post, it wasn't blazing hot either.  Quite a relief after all the high temperatures previously.

Everyone seemed relaxed and merry in the shops ...

Girls employed just to wrap.  How very Sophisticated of New Zealand!

And the soft warm drizzle hazed the distance and was eagerly drunk by our blooming strawberry tree (previous post about it) and our Veggie-Garden-with-a-View.

My Cornus capitata in bloom



A healthy lunch was afterwards offset by rather too much chocolate, Christmas cake, mince pies and custard.  Never mind.  It's only once a year.


And then followed by the usual electronic play in the lounge amidst the debris. I have a new iPad, so I was having fun too!



Want to do the odd strikethrough?
By the way if you don't know and always wondered, to cross out a word or words like this it's not too difficult.  Just go up and click the 'HTML' button (next to 'compose') and find the word(s) you want to strikethrough in amongst all that bewildering code.  Just before it, add and just after add .  Then go into 'compose' mode again.  Easy! You should find it has added a line through the words.

Editor:  Hmmm, it seems from the above that you don't even need to go into html!
Let's try those instructions again:
Just before it, add < s >  and after add < / s >     But without the spaces.


18 comments:

  1. Aha! I had wondered now and then how to do that. I shall try it forthwith. Thanks.

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    1. Judith - see Geeb's commet. There is one on the format bar. D'uh.

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  2. iPads are the best ~ gets me away from sitting in front of a laptop to ~ an iPad following me everywhere I go.

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    1. I am in love with mine Carol.

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  3. Actually there is a strikethrough button on the format bar which allows you to highlight the words and use it the same way as italic or bold. I did discover recently though that you can't use strikethrough HTML in comments even though you can use bold, italic and link etc.

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    1. The voice of sense Geeb. Of course there is one there. How did I miss it!?

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  4. Your 'healthy lunch' looks remarkably similar to our Christmas Even supper; even down to the mustard. However, your ham looks a lot nicer than ours; France isn't big on boiled ham. That 'strikethrough' business is too complicated for me!

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    1. I thought of you when I bought la moutarde Cro. It's French. Et le jambon est très bonne et juteuse. <--- I am learning French with 'Duolingo'
      And re strikethrough - I made it much harder than it really is - see Geeb's commet. There is one on the format bar. D'uh.

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  5. Yep, our christmas lunch looked a bit like that.
    I've always wondered about the strike through but ca't seem to work it out. I'll persevere later when I've has time to catch up with all the blogs.

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    1. Helsie - see Geeb's commet. There is one on the format bar. D'uh.

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  6. Yes Graham is correct BOLD and ITALIC are easy in comments Strike through won't work. (s) is unacceptable in blog comments.
    I don't strike so it matters little to me.

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    1. Adrian, you probably mean what you say and say what you mean :-)

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  7. Yes it's only once a year! so enjoy! As for strike through I think I will stick to backspacing - easier for a bear with a little brain.

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    1. Note to Alden: Strike through is not used to make corrections to unintended mistakes (backspacing does that), strike through is used when you want to show your progression of self-corrections by your internal editor, usually as a humorous touch!

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    2. Note to RWP: "Strike through" is when you grab a bowling ball and send it thundering towards the end of the alley, scattering all the skittles.

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    3. Indeed, Alden. I just wish I hadn't eaten all my Malteasers in one day, then I'd have some to eat today.
      You are a more direct fellow than a 'B of LB'

      RWP - Yes, I do try to be funny. Thank you for noticing.
      YP - Bowling has started to be popular here in Newbie Land.

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  8. still awaiting our family Christmas....... the blackout put paid to that until the New Year.

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    1. Oh No! Well, at least you're having one SOMEtime.

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