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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.


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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

New blog.

Hi everyone! I'm here on Blogger. I shan't be posting very often, I don't like it much, it doesn't feel like home to me after three years on AOL. Maybe in time I'll get used to it.

I got home today from Madagascar. It was a great trip once we got going, with a few major hiccups to start with! I was sent to Terminal 4 at Heathrow instead of Terminal 5 so had to get the train to the right terminal. When I arrived in Paris I was told that my travel agent had cancelled my flight to Madagascar! It took an hour and a half at the check-in desk to get my seat back! Arriving in Madagascar with twelve others who were on my trip we found our luggage hadn't come with us, it was still in Paris. It arrived four days later, much to my relief. I had my battery charger for the camera in there so couldn't recharge the battery till it arrived ~ not to mention changing my clothes! Still, it all went well in the end and we saw lots of lemurs, birds, chameleons and even had a large boa snake in the hotel restaurant one night! Who could ask for more?!

It doesn't appear that we have the facility to upload a lot of photos like we did on AOL so I'm adding a few here. I can't seem to add them where I want to, they're all going up the top of the entry! The rest I'll probably add to Flickr and just leave a link in this journal to it.
Does anyone know how I can add the signature tag at the bottom of my post?

Jeannette xx


Ally Lifewithally said...

Jeannette aol really have let us all down ~ I hope we will get used to our new home maybe they will add some of the things we enjoyed from aol on here ~ I do hope so ~ glad you are home safe and sound ~ Ally xx

Jeannette said...

Nice to see you back my friend. As we do not have alerts, now people are going to get confused as to which of us is which!!! lol. I love the photos but I adore Lemurs so they have to be my favourite.

To add siggie, if animated, go into Add Gadget under layout. Scan down until you find the HTML option, paste in the code and press save.

Well, I have been writing for a couple of weeks on here and it does not compare to J-Land. There is no sense of community and I doubt that there ever will be. But what else have we got?

Sandra said...

Hello Jeannette,

Welcome home and welcome to Blogger. I must admit it does take some getting used to it but you`ll get there in the end, trust me!

Madagaskar sounds wonderful despite the shaky start and the boa constrictor...gulp! I can`t wait to see more photos and hear all about the trip.

As for adding your siggy, it`s the same as downloading the photos. It will always appear at the top but you have to drag and drop it at the bottom of your posting. It`s a bit of a nuisance but it`s the only way....sigh.

Love Sandra xxxx

Shelly said...

Awesome Jeannette!! Thanks for sharing part of your trip. And thanks for your link.

Jan said...

Welcome back Jeannette I did nt think you were due back until the 17th ,This place is crazy isnt it ? love Jan xx

ADB said...

Welcome to Blogger, Jeannette. Hope you manage(d) to transfer your old blog - don't forget to make it public whilst you migrate it (then make it private again).

Kathy said...

Yeah! I am so gald you have a new journal on blogger. I would have missed you so much!

Your pictures are fantastic. Wow, what an adventure!!!

I like the idea of leaving a link to flicker. Would be a lot easier than trying to load them on this site.

Hope all is well. Take good care.

Hugs, Kathy

Julia said...

I am glad your here as I missed your photo's. This place stores your photo's on Picasa. You can do slide shows on it and put it in your entry. If you follow blogs it will let you know the last time they updated so you know they made an entry. Slowly I am getting used to it here. It's not so bad once you play with it. give it time.

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Welcome home, Jeannette. Your pictures out absolutely out of this world. Blogger certainly is very different from AOL and a huge drink to swallow at first. I'll send you an e-mail to let you know how to add a siggy at the bottom.

I'm betting your trip was fabulous! xx

MariesImages said...

hi jeannette,
Beautiful shots! Glad you started a new journal here. You will get used to it. You should also be able to move your whole AOL Journal here. It's easy!

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Oh I love the photos, I ended up making a slideshow at photobucket for mine and adding them as ad a gadget using html. I'm glad to see you and I hope you like it here! Linda

D said...

welcome home my friend glad you had a good time after the rough start. A few things... put your pictures in using the html option of the entry.. use the second code from photobucket.. this will save you space on blogger. Once you have them into html go back to compose. By default they are all on top. Click drag and drop to where you want them in the entry. Yell if you need help.. don't use the gadget option do it in the entry itself

gina said...

welcome home!! i'm glad you're back safe and sound. what an adventurous trip you've had! i can't wait to see and hear more about it. love the pix you've posted here, but don't look for answers from me...i still haven't figured things out. sigh....

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

i really hate it here i feel so lost and its to much going on just to simply write about your life.welcome though im getting used to it and i gotta stay in touch wit my budz lol.

Joan said...

Hi Jeannette, glad you are home safe and sound from your travels I bet your two cats were glad to see you. I like it over here lots to play with when you get used to it bit by bit. I started a trial and error blog and try out different thoings on that I keep it hidden so nobody sees it. Love Your photographs. Love Joan.

Lisa said...

I am so happy to see you - hopefully you will get used to our new home. I absolutely love the pics you've put up on here and I want to see more...please put your Flickr link up once you have them all uploaded. I love the Lemurs, they are so cute. Glad you are back safe & sound and all worked out with the flights & luggage.

Jean said...

Hi Jeannette ,these as lovely photos ,nice to have you here Jeanxx

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