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Quick catch up…

February 15th, 2011 4 comments

In list form…

Were snowed in for a week, ie. we couldn’t get out of our drive.

Our place in the snow

Fridge stopped working because it was too cold in the kitchen. Who knew such a thing could happen??

Our place in the snow

Frozen water pipes and gas regulator. Poor Al spent hours outside with the hairdryer.

Our place in the snow
We had a lovely quiet Christmas and New Year.

Our place in the snow

Here’s Trudi, decorated for Christmas:

Trudi with her Christmas present. A squeaky rubber chicken dressed as a banker.

Al went to Vienna for his work Christmas party and brought back some macaroons, sachertorte and a VERY bad cold. What a wonderful gift!

I’ve produced a poster. It’s for sale on my site and on It’s large and fits perfectly into an Ikea frame.

I can tell spring is coming. There are buds everywhere, it’s nearly 6pm now before it’s dark, the daffodils are on their way and the cockerals have started fighting. If you know anyone who would like a cock let me know. (We have 5). Wagner (named after Wagner on the X Factor) is just visible in the picture above.

Anyway, that’s me caught up. It really feels like we have hibernated this winter and in a way, we have! Hope the winter has been kind to you!


Profoundly Superficial!

September 15th, 2010 1 comment

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Our wonderful friend and fantastic photographer Profoundly Superficial has a new web site. Al did all the hard techie work and I did the design/logo. The wonderful photographs are all down to the extremely talented Profoundly Superficial though. She’s not just a photographer either, she’s a traveler, translator, cat lover, filmmaker, Polranny Pirate and all round glamour-puss!
Her blog can be found here.


Magic Monday!

October 12th, 2009 No comments

We’ve uploaded a new version of the site today. List items (except main Lifelist) can now be numbered. Text can be made bold, italicised and turned into a link.
We’ve done lots of testing of the new features but if you have any difficulty or any questions or if there is anything else you would like to see, then please let us know.


Trivialists & Piclist update

September 1st, 2009 No comments

Just uploaded the latest updates to There are an awful lot of minor detail changes to improve the general operation of the site, but the headline features are the new Trivialists and a change to the way Piclists are created and updated.

Trivialists are, erm, well, lists of trivia. They are fixed lists, designed to provide interesting and/or useful information. We hope that in time they will build up to be a truly massive collection of facts presented in an easily digestible form. Do let us know what you’d like to see included as a Trivialist.

When you upload pictures to a Piclist you now get some visual feedback on the progress of the upload. You can even see exactly how much is being uploaded, how quickly and how much longer it should take. More to the point, at least you now know something is happening and any errors should be reported more clearly.

As always, let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.


Changes to Piclists

September 1st, 2009 No comments

Al’s been working on making Piclists better. It should be much easier to upload pictures now. See what you think. As always, feedback is appreciated.


A painting

June 9th, 2009 8 comments



World of Lists

May 5th, 2009 1 comment

I noticed this list today on the BBC web site. It tells us a lot about our world really doesn’t it?


New stuff

April 7th, 2009 3 comments

Al has been programming away as fast as his little fingers can type. Some of the additions that I’ve been whining about for some time are ready to go. We’ve uploaded a new version of our site that includes some new features.

Sometimes when looking at a list I want to comment on a list item but I can’t say Me2! because I haven’t done the thing myself – maybe I just like what the Lifelister to say or I admire their achievement. I’ve often wanted to to congratulate someone when they achieve something on a Todolist or a Bucketlist. Now we can honour list items by awarding Medals. You can give a Medal in the same way you give a Me2!

Some users create really inspirational lists. Now we can award a whole list a Gold Star if we like it. When looking at a list, you will notice the option to award a Gold Star over to the right of a list title, near where you can choose to ‘Favourite’ a list.

You’ll notice there’s lots of new functionality on your home page too. You can now delete Me2!s, Medals, or Gold Stars that you have given. And you now have a record of the awards you have given.

Enjoy the new features and please do let us know if you notice any problems.


The History of the World in Lists

April 6th, 2009 No comments

I’ve always been fascinated by lists. Some lists I’m so much in awe of I don’t even know how to mention them without seeming clumsy and crass. The idea that Schindler’s List (found in Sydney reports the BBC today) even exists, tells us so much about our world. I even feel awkward just typing it’s name, such is the powerful emotion it evokes.


I’m such a Twitt

March 4th, 2009 No comments

Don’t you just hate it when you fail to get the joke?

I’ve been spending some time on Twitter recently. As far as ‘no point to it’ social networks go, it’s the one for me. Of course if I need a social network with a point then there’s no finer place than Lifelists.  I’ve never spent an huge amount of time on Facebook and now it’s become too much of a monster and far too slow for our pathetic ‘broadband’.

I use TweetDeck for Twitter and it just sits on my desktop and updates automatically. I’m used to reading Tweets now. They suit me fine. Little 140 character max. statements usually about what a person is doing, thinking or something they have seen. There’s often a link so if I’m interested enough I can follow it.

Yesterday however, I had to pop in and out of  Facebook to reply to a message. While I was there I noticed a friend’s status update. It said “(Mr X) …says, who’s the nicest bloke in the hospital? The ultra-sound guy”.

I emailed my poor friend straight away. I said…”I saw you mentioned you were in hospital on Facebook…are you OK?”

Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long to get a reply, it said: “Blimey that’s a short attention span.
Context Jane, context – you need to read all of it.”

I was confused. I emailed my friend back telling him not to be so grumpy with me and explaining that I don’t like Facebook because of how slow it is. Three hours later I was still waiting for my friend to tell me what had brought him to the hospital when the word ‘JOKE’ finally entered my consciousness. (I’m sure I don’t need to explain: ultra sound/nice guy).

Ohhhh it made me cringe. I could make lots of excuses about Twitter/Facebook differences but lets’ face it, I’m an idiot.