Monthly Archives: September 2011

Selling my paintings cheap on ebay

I’ve put a load of painting up on Ebay all for 99p each – please go and have a look – :)  

I’ve basically run out of space and need to find them new homes 😀 

Benny the cab


Benny the cab


I started to paint benny again :) i gave up during the summer holidays but think its about time i got back into it :)

A bit of tongue

something a bit silly!



Grub2 boot menu / Ubuntu and me…!

A while ago i was reading up on Linux Ubuntu ( and really liked what i read, a free open source OS that has a nice looking GUI.  I Started with Version 9.04 and had no real problems, i could even get the Boot menu to automatically select Windows (thanks to the Startup Mamager) so other memebers of my family didnt boot into Ubuntu and not know what to do :)  Then Version 11.04 came out a while ago, i quite like the new interface which has a bar of icons down the left handside of the screen rather than the “Windows-esc” menus (although you can go back to that interface if you want).

Anyway with 11.04 also came Grub2, this was a new Startup menu would automatically select Linux to boot into rather than Windows.  Not a problem i thought i’ll use Startup Manager again to select the default OS, sadly this didnt work (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhg) so each time the computer rebooted or started up i had to make sure that Windows was selected not Ubuntu.  Well after some research and experimentation (all which failed i might add) i found a wedsite called “How to geek”  and tucked away there was the answer to my problems…Grub Customizer.  to read the article look here

Essentially if you use Linux and want to install the Grub Customizer then first open a terminal window then enter: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

The Grub Customizer will then allow you to remove unwanted items from the boot menu and select the default OS 😀  woo hoo!  just hope things don’t change with the next update next month 😀


i’m seeing Pink Sock elephant :) 

Owl (not pussy cat)

Made from the left over from the cat one from earlier 😀 


Another sock cat attempt

Another attempt at making a sock cat 😀  the face is a little off but i think that maybe to do with the cheap socks ( a poor workman and all that ;D ) 

(sock) doggy style

Sock dog

I followed a tutorial from – :)  the dog is made from 1 sock, its not fantastic but looks okay :)