jamie goode's wine blog: In Devon on a mac

Monday, May 28, 2007

In Devon on a mac

I'm currently in Devon, with the family and RTL. We're staying in Georgeham, just down the road from Croyde where we stayed last October, and it's a fabulous place. Unfortunately, the weather is decidedly mixed, but there's still plenty of fun to be had walking on beaches and generally doing outdoorish things. Fiona's sister and their family live here, so it's good to be able to catch up with them. An added bonus is that RTL has found a soulmate: Fiona's sister's dog, Holly, who's a lot smaller (she's a terrier), but seems to love rough and tumble with the bigger clumsier RTL (both pictured above).

One complication is that RTL is on heat, and bleeding a bit, so we have a special pair of dog knickers that we need to apply when she's in the white-carpeted rental house. Because it's a bungalow, RTL has decided that she'd like to sleep with Fiona and I in our bed. Hmmm.
Wine? We've had some, most memorably a deliciously mature 1999 Montus Madiran. It's still got some distance to go, but it's drinking really well now.

This post has taken longer to write because I'm doing it on a very flash Mac - and this, unbelievably, is the first time I've used one of these!

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At 3:59 PM, Blogger David said...

Jamie, welcome to the dark side of computing - that's the side that is stable, crashless and elegant - not unlike a Pichon Lalande (comtesse)83!

Macs - love em!


At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Stuart said...

I knew that as soon as Jamie mentioned Macs or PCs, that would generate a response!

At 12:05 AM, Anonymous D said...

Thought you weren't allowed to mention Macs in any context in case you were sued by you-know-who!

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Hmm, dunno if I can live without the right click button on the mouse.

At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

I've got a Mac and a Microsoft mouse. Right click works just fine. I do have slight issues with delete keys, though. I make great use of iMovie - brilliant software for casual family videos.

I also run WinXP in Parallels.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger king bing said...

Your report on the 1999 Montus Madiran doesn't surprise me. I had the 1999 Bouscasse Madiran (from the same stable) just before christmas. Lovely it was too.

At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although there is not a right 'button' as such, the Mac mighty mouse has all the right click functionality of its PC counterparts, as it has a pressure-sensitive housing, providing for left and right clicking (and on older models shift-click achieved the same)

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omg that black and brown dog is just like my dog , nearly exzact!!!


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