I have not had time to go birding today (sad face). The winds are ferocious here, so not an ideal day to go out birding anyway. Had a nice lay-in this morning as last week has been manic.
Spent the morning researching my Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Printer that I purchased a few years ago now and I am totally ashamed to say I have not connected it up yet. When I attempted to connect it to my old G4 it wouldn't play ball. Now I have my MacBook Pro I am hoping it will. Only problem is, the inks I bought for it are now infuriatingly out of date and they are not cheap at all - in fact when I went to PC World the bill would have come to an astonishing £174.00! and no I didn't buy them. You can't use inks three years out of date as it clogs the head of the printer and it costs more to replace this than to buy a new one! After much research on the net I realised I would be better to purchase Permajet's continuous ink systems, see: http://www.permajet.com/product/113/Eco-Flo_Epson_R800_R1800_.html and refills here:
http://www.permajet.com/product/114/Refill_Inks_Epson_R800_R1800.html – still expensive, but after reading lots of reviews etc etc it seems a better system and more value for money. Will have to sort this later in the year as too expensive right now.
Plan B: I purchased a Canon Pixma iP4850 Multifunction Inkjet Printer £99 from PC World in King's Lynn and a extra set of Inks which had 10% off when bought at the same time as the printer. Also paid for 3 years cover which was quite cheap. They didn't have any in stock, but one is coming from another store on Monday.
Canon Pixma iP4850 review | Expert Reviews
Bought an 1930s Barley Twist Draw Leaf Table out of a second hand furniture shop in King's Lynn for £30 - well it was more than that, but that's what I got it down to! I bought this to extend my computer work station area. I would have preferred something modern but it would have cost a fortune to buy and this table is solid as a rock and will last until I am pushing up daisies!
Went to my parents this afternoon to deliver some shopping and also mother's birthday card and present for next week. There had been quite a major accident at the Babingly Dip or locally known as 'Cat's Bottom' which is the big dip just before Wolverton (before the turn off for Golden Pheasants) - several mangled cars, hope it was better than it looked! This piece of road is notorious for accidents. Father gave me a massive typing job to do, which will take a very long time to complete. Where has the day gone! I have not even done my photo assignment yet for my course - oh dear! I need two weekends in one this week!