Saturday, May 02, 2020

Blog Break

I've never really taken a break from blogging daily aside from when we are travelling, but for some reason I feel the need to at the moment. Not sure why. I may of course change my mind, but regardless, if you don't hear from me for a few days, I am not deaded or COVIDED. I will probably still comment. My connections with blogmates are far too important to neglect.

But here is something for you to comment about. I wish I had asked my dear readers about buying spectacles. I didn't quite get it right.

So I ask if any of you use air fryers and what advice you might have?

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  1. If you need a break - take one. We will be here waiting.
    I bought himself an air-fryer (Phillips) a few years ago. He loves it, and it does seem to be a healthier way of frying. Things cooked in it are deliciously crisp too.

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    1. Thanks EC. A positive comment on air fryers. I guess it wasn't a cheap one.

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  2. I will be interested to see how long you can stay away from posting. I'll miss your rants.

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    1. Marie, probably not for long.

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  3. That's fair enough, Andrew. I don't know how people can write a post each day. I couldn't. So, you deserve a break! :)

    Take care...see you next time your fingers tickle the keys! :)

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    1. Lee, it is not hard to write daily when you don't do much research and just churn stuff out. You carefully compose your blog posts. I cannot be accused of that too often.

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  4. Enjoy your break. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thanks Cuban. I see there are a number of photos of you on the www. Handsome dude and snappy dresser.

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  5. We have contemplated buying one but never got round to it. I know people that have them and 'swear by them'. Trouble is they take up an awful lot of space - suppos I could move on the food processor that never gets used lol

    Break away Andrew - eat lots of Kit Kats while you're away :).

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    1. Cathy, yes, that is what I am worried about. That is not getting used just like the food processor.

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  6. Oh great minds, Andrew. I'm sort of blogged out currently and I am thinking of getting an air fryer!

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    1. Maribeth, it isn't that I don't have anything to write about or photos to share, I just feel a bit weary.

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  7. Take care and enjoy your break

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  8. My daughter in Brisbane has an air fryer, and loves it. As for spex, I buy mine at my local pharmacie, three pairs at a time!

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    1. Cro, I used to until I needed them for distance and not just reading.

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  9. I don't have an airfryer, I just don't eat enough fried food to make it worthwhile and I don't have space to store one either.
    I get my specs from OPSM, but the last couple of times they've been good enough, but not perfect. At the moment I can see print clearer if I hold them about 4-6 inches away from my eyes, but that's awkward since my vision is crossed, so I resort to using a magnifying glass for newspapers. online, I can just enlarge by pressing ctrl+

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    1. River, maybe cheap reading glasses from a $2 type shop might be better for you to read a newspaper.

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  10. You're better than Netflix, so don't be away too long. Thanks.

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  11. Haven't got an airfryer and don't want one. Had similar can't think what is was called but was a Sunbeam, bought it cook pork in, only lasted 1 year.
    Friends have airfryers and they like them.
    Do you mean buying glasses/frames from the internet or local?

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    1. Margaret, I can't imagine what that was you bought to cook pork in. My glasses came from OPSM.

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  12. Now when I need you, you shut up shop. I was wondering where the Ruby Princess is now. I said on Twitter that if it sank the insurance money would pay for the class action.
    My reading glasses are not the best for the computer so I am still using glass from 20 years ago but they're on the way out. It will all be fixed eventually.

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    1. She is north of Papua New Guinea heading for Manilla. Interesting thought about the sinking.

      My reading glasses have a slightly more distance top for computer screen.

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  13. That's what you have we have all or nearly all people around the world, it's the lockdown syndrom. You become lazy, you are not interested in anything and every day seems to be the same. My husband has become a sleepwalker, trying to play cards on his computer but even that doesn't work anymore and starring at the films on TV. I am also lazy but I still like to write and the fact that I meet my two friends helps.
    One blogfriend told me that she has started to count the clover leaves in her grass and the tiles in her bathroom ! So you are not the only one !! My friends are all feeling the same, except one, but she never liked moving only painting.

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    1. Gattina, it is very much like you describe. We go through motions of normality at home, but that is what it feels like, just movie acting and not living.

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  14. Coming back after an enforced break feels good Andrew, can't believe you're off just as I make it back. Was interesting reading comments re the blue face of death, yes it does still happen even if one is up to date with Windows 10. The lady at Arrow Computers was fantastic getting new box up and running. I actually need to get new specs, my last pair from Laubman and Panks were never quite right, will try OPSM this time I think and no don't have air fryer, probably won't either. Enjoy a few quiet days to yourself 💙

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    1. Grace, I will revisit the post about the blue screen. Thanks.

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  15. Sometimes we need a break, even if small. Enjoy your break Andrew :)
    I have an airfryer that I used maybe a dozen times in the beginning, then it went into the pantry and hasn't been used for over a year...

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    1. Sami, that is what I fear. And they take up a lot of bench space.

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  16. Awaiting your return, have fun. No airfryer here.

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  17. I debated one but knew it would sit looking pretty on my counter like the Kitchen Aid and the processor. Impulse buying never pays off.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I think we have talked ourselves out of buying one.

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  18. Don't know anything about air fryers, but enjoy your blog break.

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  19. I understand about the mental fatigue. That's how I've felt for about a month now. Maybe when you don't feel obliged to post every day you'll get some mojo back.

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    1. Jenny, maybe it is mental strain or fatigue.

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  20. I started wearing glasses in my forties, when I realised it was getting harder to read in bed at night. On top of that, there was a little bit of long distance vision deterioration. At the recommendation of my optometrist, I went down the path of multi-focals, as I spend a lot of time reading, and a lot of time engaging with others. So rather than taking my reading glasses on and off, or looking over the top of my reading glasses, it made more sense to go with the multi-focals and to look up and down instead. Enjoy your break!

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    1. James, I have multi focals which I wear when I go out. I can read at the bottom of them but it was a mistake to have them darken when in sunlight as then I can't read. At home I wear reading glasses that are adjusted at the top of screen reading, but I can't see the tv clearly that is about five metres away.

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  21. After retiring from my main job, I spent one day a week lecturing elsewhere, three days a week on my blog and other blogs, one day a week on grandchildren, one day a week sleeping/eating/reading and Sunday socialising.

    Now everything has changed :( Only blogging, sleeping and TV are left. Thank goodness for blogging.

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    1. Hels, yes. Our lives are very altered.

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  22. Happy blog break! When you feel up to it, maybe a photo every hour of your day? That is what I did yesterday, though I skipped some hours. ;)

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    1. Snoskred, that's a nice idea. Although it is not like I don't have anything to say or photos to share.

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  23. How about just blog once a week. Thats what I do. Haven't got an air fryer but I have glasses from OPSM. One pair for reading in bed. the other pair is graduated with distance, computer and reading all in the one lens. It took a while to adjust to them but now they are great.

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    1. Once a week Diane? I can't even take a week long break. Back tomorrow.

      I need a pair of glasses that I can read the computer screen and see the tv which is five metres away.

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  24. I understand the saturation of your routine, Andrew.
    Try to stop for a moment from the computer screen or cellphone ... then look for another rush. For example gardening in your yard.

    Keep spirit.

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    1. Himmawan, 16 stories up, we don't have a garden. I am ok. Thanks for your concern.

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  25. No air fryer here.
    Leaving the light on for ya.

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