Saturday, 20 September 2014


This is by way of being an experiment, suggested by Nea. The picture is of our High Street, and was taken ten days ago (i.e. the tenth of September). It seems to prove Nea's theory that the present problem regarding putting photos on my blog stems from a problem in the 'Universal Card Reader' that I use. It is, we think (and to use a technical expression) ' knackered'.   Nea has put a similar one(but, we trust, in better condition) in the post for me; so, if we're right, in a week or so, you may expect illustrated blog entries.  In the meantime, I shall continue to to use verbal only entries, with perhaps the occasional old photo.



Crowbard said...

I thought you only needed a Universal card reader when the Universe came a-calling... Lord help the butler carry her card into your sanctum on a silver salver!

Liz said...

The picture upload thingy on blogger had changed slightly the last time I used it. I have no idea why it looks different, it certainly doesn't perform anymore efficiently.

I love the colours on today's photograph!

Rog said...

It's a "nack card reader" I think.

What a delightful basket of blooms for September!

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Crowbard. Can't remember why I bought it. I think it was when the computer started refusing to accept photies. The card reader seemed to solve the problem for a few years.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Liz.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Rog. Yes, I think you've put your finger on the problem - rem acu tetisgisti (you have touched the matter with a needle - I think).
Yes, aren't those flowers incredible for time of year ?

Crowbard said...

I'm probably being fussy, Mike, ... or even wrong, but I prefer 'Rem acu attigisti'. Just my whimsical fad I suppose.
To simplify the metaphor perhaps 'Quaestio iam digitum tuum' might serve best?

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Crowbard. I think your latest comment is probably meant for Sunday's blog entry rather than Saturdays's.
I've checked the phrase 'Rem acu tetigisti' and it means 'you have touched the thing with a needle, hit it exactly. - Proverbial expression used by Plautus.'

I have found the expression in Chamber's twentieth Century Dictionary, in the Latin phrases addendum at the back, and although I was quoting from memory, once checked, memory is accurate for once.

Crowbard said...

I defer entirely to your grasp (& source awareness) of classical Latin, I merely posited a simpler alternative for your simplest reader (myself).
PS I had anticipated a space between testis & gisti (although the natives of Latium had a habit of compounding words liberally.)