A blog by an Irishwoman, written in both English and Swedish, depending on what humour is on me....
En blogg av en irländska, skriven på svenska och engelska.
Just scroll down to find the English bits among the Swedish, or vice versa.

Ta Gaeilge agam freisin, más é an rud é go bhfuil éinne eile le Gaeilge ag léamh mo bhlagsa.

Ich verstehe auch ein bisschen Deutsch, je parle un petit peu francais och klarar av lite norska med.

Wondering about the background of the blog? They're the Cliffs of Moher, in the neighbouring county, County Clare, 8km long, 700m high, and magnificent. Well worth a visit if anyone is around the West of Ireland

Sunday, September 26, 2010

back online

back online again,
but caught for time now,
back again in a day or two...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to make your computer speak Swedish!!!

i have added Swedish as a langauge in my computer and then all I need to do is go to the lower taskbar and click on the little EN button and choose Swedish as the keyboard language instead of English, the åäö are then available as follows:

ö is the button to right of L, which on my keyboard is ; :
ä is to the right of ö which on my keyboard is ’ @
and å is above ö and ä, the button to the right of P, which on my keyboard is brackets { .

The capitals ÅÄÖ are available then as soon as you use the Shift key with these buttons specified above. Only problem is that the original symbols ; : ’ @ { all shift to different buttons when you change to Swedish language, not only that but practically all the symbols have shifted. But at least you don’t have to use all those codes.
I have used this to write my Swedish and it works well. You get used to it quickly, also I am including a link below from wikipedia showing what a Swedish keyboard looks like so you can find the symbols that have shifted. I have a copy of this beside me for quick reference.
and read more about the differences between keyboards here

Finally, and before I forget, most importantly how do you add a language?
copied from Windows Help:
To show the Language bar
Right-click the taskbar, point to Toolbars, and then click Language bar.
Once the Language bar is displayed, you can right-click it to display options for changing its settings, including docking it on the taskbar or displaying it vertically instead of horizontally.
If the Language bar is not listed in the Toolbars menu, you do not have multiple input languages installed on your computer. You need to add additional languages using Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. For more information, see Add an input language.

to add an input language I open the Control Panel and choose ‘Clock, Language and Region’ and then Regional Languages, then Change the Region then Keyboards and Languages, and follow the prompts.

Add an input language
You can edit documents in multiple languages by changing the language (the input language) in which you type. Input languages are included with Windows, but you need to add them to your list of languages before you can use them.
Click to open Regional and Language Options.
Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.
Under Installed services, click Add.
Double-click the language you want to add, double-click the text services you want to add, select the text services options you want to add, and then click OK.

I hope that makes sense, if not, get back to me…

Monday, September 13, 2010

been offline, but not by choice...

laptop has crashed, necessitating vital open hard-drive surgery...
been offline for a full week and it's not over yet...
borrowing my mother's computer to write this and check my emails...
I got a spinning wheel today, from the Netherlands via a German lady!!! also lovely wool to spin and a pair of Louet carders! bliss is me...
School is as busy as can be, home life is also very busy.
matches and training and trials...
Eldest daughter played with her club in the County Minor (U18) Final in Gaelic Football at weekend and they won!!
gotta go, daughter nr 2 is at home baking Brownies and is after ringing me to get butter for her!
best of luck people,
talk soon,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

back at school and wrecked...

Title says it all,
I'm back at school since Wednesday and boy am I wrecked....
Tired from getting up early and not getting to bed early enough, gotta change my surfing habits!
Tired from keeping all these children on track and ready for school, also driving them to their assorted sports activities...
Tired already from the mental stress of having a lot of pupils to deal with this year, and a lot of learning and behavioural difficulties to deal with...
well, on the bright side, the weather is great, the clothes are out drying, and the sun is shining...
not to worry, my good spirits will be back in a few days...