Destinations Magazine

An Awful Warning

By Elizabethwix

I really enjoy blogging which has brought me friends from all over the world. I love sharing the place I live and some of the things I see, which is why I was horrified yesterday morning to discover that this blog, Buster's blog and the old one about Marrakesh had been DELETED.
An Awful Warning
Here is the florist's window all steamy and fogged up. (When I was a child in England, before double glazing, lovely ferny ice pattens used to form inside the glass.)
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Here is the coffee, bagel and donut truck exhibiting the same phenomena.
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A very odd sighting --people wearing red coats at the bus stop. (I thought you were required by law to wear black!)
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You can tell how cold it was by the fact that everyone is wearing a hat or hood --except the young woman in the foreground adopting the archetypal cold weather pose....
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Steam was billowing up from the bowels of the earth.
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Here is an accidental art work. A detail of the paper Robert uses to clean his brushes when he's doing a different kind of painting. He works at home. See below.
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This is his airbrush and other brushes.....
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and another accidental painting. I feel, at the moment, that my blogs are my accidental artwork, recording images and sharing them....
 So, to get back to the DELETED business.....I have been on Blogger since 2007 and never had a major problem before. But there were my blogs, GONE !
I spent much of the afternoon and evening typing into "Google Forums" --a most frustrating exercise, though someone seemed to be trying to help me......(you can't actually get to talk to a real person.) I started getting phone calls and emails  ---were we all right? had anything happened to us? We are fine, thank you for thinking of us. Where is Buster?
This morning I contacted my super helpful and lovely and pragmatic techie son who asked all sorts of questions.....but did say at one point, "Ma, you get what you pay for..." Then, lo and behold,  after 24 hours, the blogs miraculously re-appeared.
I'm just writing this for those of you who really value your blogs and put effort into them in case it happens to you. I think there is someway of 'backing-up' a blog --don't ask me how.
I close with some very lovely flowers. Happy blogging!
And consider Wordpress and Typepad.....
An Awful Warning

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