Pin While You’re Winning…

Just a quick one, as time has been short here with much coursework and is set to continue with exam revision.

I caved and joined Pinterest some time back, and if you want to join me, I am here with my many boards.

It’s a great place to pin pictures of things you are interested in or perhaps would like to have or see.  My favourite board is my vintage fashion one, and many of my friends also are enjoying it too!

Do let me know in my comments or email me if you’re on there already and I’ve missed you.

Virtual Tours

The National Trust for Scotland I discovered recently has been putting online some virtual tours of their properties.  The particular reason I noticed is that they did one for the view from the top of the tower at the castle.

They are well worth checking out and having a play with – personally I tend to make myself a bit dizzy spinning the camera views around!

Another great reason for viewing is if you wouldn’t otherwise be able to visit personally.

You can view them all here – Virtual Visits.  But my favourites are:

Castle Fraser

Craigievar Castle

Drum Castle

The House of Dun

I’m off to check out Falkland Palace next!  Have fun…

Castle Fraser 3D Model

I’ve known about this site for quite some time, but it may amuse some of my castley friends.

The person running this website has made a 3D architectural model of the castle, which you can view and play with different angles online.  Apparently you can even buy a copy.  Shame about the name typo though.

Have fun!

Castle Fraser 3D model

High Priestess

Saw this over at Everyday Tarot and thought it was quite an interesting one.

You Scored as II – The High PriestessThe High Priestess is a card of intuition, instinct and hidden knowledge. She knows all your secrets, you can hide nothing from her. Yet you will never know the secrets she herself protects.If well aspected in a Tarot spread, this card can indicate the use of intuition to solve problems; trust to your instincts. If badly aspected, it can mean suppression and ignoring of such instincts – following your head at the expense of your heart.

II – The High Priestess
III – The Empress
XI: Justice
I – Magician
XVI: The Tower
IV – The Emperor
VIII – Strength
0 – The Fool
XIX: The Sun
XIII: Death
XV: The Devil
VI: The Lovers
X – Wheel of Fortune

And It’s Goodbye From Me, Entrecarders

Attention Entrecard friends: due to the recent advertising changes, I believe that EC is no longer the place for me.  I simply used the service to find other blogs, and have ‘met’ and read many nice people and blogs in my year there.

Since the announcement to change the advertising system so that paid outside ads take precedence, and the fact that I would have to pay credits every time I refused one, I feel that I would not have appropriate control over what could be displayed on my blog.

Therefore, I am currently buying up ads for my final week, and will not be accepting any further ads here after today.  Thank you to everyone who has dropped and commented via this system – I really hope the bloggers that I’ve met will continue to visit, as I will continue to visit them regardless of this change.

Important update: it is good news that the payment for refusing the paid outside ads idea has now been revoked, and users will not be penalised.  I have decided to stand by my decision to leave however, as I have been thinking for some time that my useage of EC was coming to a natural end.  I will still be visiting those blogs that I have found though!

Snowed In

Oh the joy of waking up this morning.  Earlier on I’d been impressed to see that the snow from Wednesday was receeding, and I was fervently hoping that it would melt overnight.

8am.  Open curtains.  I can’t see anything through the window…

Turns out it was snowing so hard it was impossible to do anything.  The road hasn’t been cleared, schools have been shut and we are advised not to travel.  Worst snow for a while I think, and it had to coincide with a day I actually had things planned to do, thanks.

On and unrelated topic, I have decided to join Twitter.  If you want to add me, or me to add you for that matter, you can find me as ‘alisonlodge’.

Here’s to melting snow, or the occasional appearance of a plough, cheers.

Eleanor Redux

Some of the sharper eyed, or more regular visitors amongst you will have noticed that EleanorBlog has had an update and new look.

This year, it will have been going for 2 years, and I’ve just bought 2 more years with my domain, so here’s to a few more.

I have been working on some other major research projects elsewhere, so Eleanor has had to wait somewhat, but this year the main pages will at last be completed for those of you that are interested in Eleanor, or just fancy a look.  I will let you know when it’s done and add a link here.

In the meantime, if you spot anything strange or broken, please let me know!

For new visitors, here are a few posts that explain why this blog is so-called:

Let me know what you think so far, and thanks to all of you that have visited and commented since 2007.

Check out Retrogirl!

Hello lovely people.  I have just discovered that my friend Elinor has started a blog!

There is only one post at the mo, so it is a baby blog, but I would appreciate it if you would pop over and say hello and give some encouragement to a new fellow blogger. Thanks :smile:

Pics of the Medieval Festival coming up soon…

Elinor’s blog Retrogirl.