Amazon Music

Good ole Amazon! I’m just one of those who have used the music App for downloading albums.

In the old days, you could set the App to include iTunes in the download process. Seems today that you have to ask for that to be done separately as an Export. Lemme take the pain out of that for ya!

Buy and download your music to Amazon Music App. Once songs are downloaded, choose the songs you also want exported to iTunes, or your favourite music player. Whilst holding down the Shift key, do a right-click and choose Export to iTunes. (It’s the first item on the dropdown list).

You’ll be prompted once the export is complete.

Big sighs? happy, smiling faces?

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What a Kindle nightmare :(

I fell in love with the 10″ Kindle Fire last year. I noticed how lovely it is to read books on that gorgeous screen, plus, there’s this nifty Blue Shade for night time reading, which pulls all the brightness away from your eyes and makes the screen very comfortable. That’s lovely for those of us who are post cataract operation people. My surgeon told me I would always be sensitive to bright lights, and he’s been right all along. I love my eyesight after having it repaired and given back to me in hospital many years ago. I want to keep it! Blue Shade therefore, rocks.

But there’s this BIG DEAL that I can’t get any help with. Big Kindle takes a Micro SD card, and so I bought it one for a prezzie! (You know how we love to pamper our computers, hahahahaha). Well, I’ve been using it since last summer. Today, however, it just stopped working. I called Amazon UK support to get it sorted, but after yapping with two guys, nothing got any further as I don’t have anything spare to test the card on. (One Rule For You: Get a spare micro SD card reader. Chances are, you’ll get a spare card with it!). Of course, after the phone call ended, I started looking on the internet…

…and found a few things; one of which was that someone else with the same issue, (there are loads of us), decided to buy a second card and try that out. This person inserted the new card;  the Kindle said: “thankya very much!” and everything was good again. Yup, the new card apparently worked as the older one used to. Trouble is, if I have to do that, I’ve lost all the books and Apps I stored on the original card. So if the thing is only gonna last six months until breakdown, that’s going to suck, BIG time. But, I’ll have to try it. Ain’t nuffin else I can do otherwise. And if the old card can be put right, well, it’s a spare then, ain’t it. I will update in a coupla weeks. It takes that long to get paid and buy another card.

😦 😦 😦

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LappyChat and all of that

I’ve just been having a snoop over this blog and read a few of my older entries and have realised I haven’t done all the updates I wanted to.

My YouTube account I used to drop films onto was changed, due to a troll who I couldn’t spare the time for. So everything I had on the old one is gone. The films I’m going to have to recreate makes my head spin. Meanwhile, I’ve got other things on the horizon i have to plan for.

Being disabled, living alone and having no support for anything whatsoever takes its toll on my time. (As well as mah bones, but hey, that’s anuvver story!) But there are things I can do, like make quick films and then add them to the blog. I really want to cover my studio, and I’ve also got into cooking as a pastime. So if you notice recipes for stuff appearing, well, I have to keep ’em somewhere! Otherwise, I’d have to have separate blogs for everything under the sun, and that just doesn’t cut it for me. I like messy. It just works. So, on here, you get a bit of everything. Studio stuff; software chat, maybe a few recipes and films of my experiments in the kitchen. And all the updates will eventually be worked on. That’ll be fun!

I need a full life!

Oh YEAH! I had an offer to do a live radio show for someone a few days ago. I’m gonna have to see if I can film that, or at least blog about it.

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Albuquerque The Nutella Turkey ….Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Mmmmm 🙂 (y)

Bread Love And Dreams


This year I have many reasons to be thankful :

  • My family, the most important thing in my life
  • Our loving cat Jolly, my personal assistant while cooking and writing recipes.
  • A Blog that makes me gratified.
  • My very first cookbook A Queen In The Kitchen, dedicated to my beloved Nonna Fernanda
  • All the friends, followers, readers around the globe

…and many more blessings to count.

For this Thanksgioving I’ve prepared Albuquerque The Nutella Turkey, a very simple and delicious recipe that will put a smile on everyone’s face. I named it Albuquerque after the Thanksgiving song my daughter learned at school and constantly sings.

Enjoy the blessings in your life.





Photo & Video by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 mins.

Cook Time : 30 mins.


2 puff pastry sheets (one 17.3 oz. box), thawed

1/2 cup nutella

1 egg yolk…

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What happened to Alphabet?

Well, I dunno! I really don’t know. Few months ago, according to a piece of news, they were going to change Google’s browser name to Alphabet. But they haven’t yet. Mine’s still all lovely and Googly, just as I’ve always loved it to be, so maybe some wise wizard had a rethink?

Meanwhile, rumour has it that us Googlers will be getting a nifty Update in December to make the browser work like  Mach 2, (or was that work a bit quicker)?

I love Tabs! I love them so much that my browser wears loads of them at a time. It sorta slows things down, keeping loads of pages linked like that. The Update should pamper us a bit so we’re not so memory-hogged in future. Course, we could all stop being lazy and save what we want in Bookmarks! But I do love to pin stuff. I will see if the change does indeed make a change when it arrives 🙂

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W10 Anniversary Update


Ooooooooo, DO NOT MESS wiv my speakers…

I hit the first quirk a little while ago: Hardly any sound on the studio speakers when I played a YouTube film. Easily solved, it turns out. Those who manage software and hardware are a bit manic about us not playing stuff too loudly! That sucks, as I do like to be able to actually hear what I’m playing. No good if the software soundbar is set at 19 clicks! Just turn that up to a bit more normal level, like in the high 80s percent and do the rest via your amplifier.

Sorted 🙂

New arrival on the Taskbar:

It turns out that the Windows 10 puppies like to play. So they plonked the Windows Store App on the Taskbar. Are you trying to TELL ME SOMETHING, Microsoft?


The Taskbar has shrunk, but has also opened up to reveal the time, day and date. It doesn’t take half the screen to reveal this information, no more! Bit like having things set to screen resolution. That works for me.

What browser do you use?

Using a browser is a bit like driving a car. You click the icon to load it, without looking,  like you don’t look down to change gear! Be warned – this has probably been rearranged for you! Like Chrome, or whatever you use will now be shunted further up the Taskbar and handy, lovely Microsoft Edge is now the first Browser that you’ll click. Just rearrange things back how you had them. I know it’s a nag, but that’s how ya fix that! Or, leave things be. Your browser icon IS still there, just moved along a bit.

This looks a bit different

If you want to know why Windows looks a bit different this morning, well, you have just been freely given the Anniversary Update! Pop into the Get Started App to see what’s changed overall. You need to be connected to the Internet for this App to work.

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Go to Start>Get Started app to see what’s new!

Didn’t see THAT comin’ did I? 😀 Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I’d read about it back in the summer. Now it’s autumn in England, I’ve finally got it, apparently. Well, that’s what I woke up to just now. My laptop having fed itself on the new update. So what IS new? Well, they’ve made changes to the Start menu:


Power; Settings; File Explorer and my Username and avatar are on the far right – no longer in the main App list. Connect (to Internet) app is added. Then your most used list follows. All Apps clickable button has been removed. Your Apps list just begins and you search through by alphabet for what you want to pull up and use.

Remember! I’ve only just got up and found this, so if there’s anything really new to include, I’ll do that later. I know there’ll be those who squirm and scream: WHAT HAVE THEY DONE? But they’ve just tidied things up a bit, and added a bit of online security, apparently. You can’t have too much of that!

Windows 10, then, gets a bit of a facelift, but not enough to really notice, unless you’re a bit weird and have to dig into it all. Most of the changes are for Microsoft’s own web platform. If you’re using another browser, you probably won’t be much affected by any changes. I did notice a couple of days ago that Chrome had been updated and given its own facelift. That has got nothing to do with Microsoft.

So what do I think? I think I’m going back to bed if nobody minds!

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