Thursday, January 11, 2007

friday flash

I am still an "old blogger" since I cannot switch to the new version and blogger keeps finding excuses like: (skip the boring part, scroll half way down to find the pics in the second part of this post !)

Could not switch you to the new Blogger
Thanks for your interest in the new version of Blogger! Unfortunately, we cannot switch your Blogger account at this time, because one or more of your blogs cannot be moved. Please see our help article for more information.
The help article says the following: (I know this is very boring but I want to save a copy of it, just because I love blogger so much...)
Why can't I switch to the new version of Blogger?
While the new version of Blogger is no longer in beta, some users with certain types of blogs will not immediately be able to switch to it. We'll be adding support for these blogs as soon as possible, so everyone can join in the fun. But for now, if you have a very large blog (more than a couple thousand posts + comments), you'll need to hold off for a bit.

Note that, even if your blog is eligible to switch, you may not have the link to do so on your dashboard. We are starting out by just switching over a limited number of accounts, but we'll add more and more as time goes on. However, if you still want to try out the new version of Blogger, what you can do is to visit and create a new account. Later on, you'll be able to merge this account with your original Blogger account.

Thanks for your patience, and we promise it will be worth the wait
Since blogger just ate my post and I had to recover what was left of it *sigh* I am just hoping I can find my blog when I come back in early february... In the meantime here are some pics from the ski holiday which ended a week ago. These are the beautiful French Alps, those mountains have a very special effect on me since I grew up in a place having mountains as a protective element and they were my point of orientation too.

First of all a sunset, the pic doesn't do justice, it was truly breathtaking!

This is the chairlift we took every day to take us up to the very top so that we could ski down to the next valley.

A view from a village from the ski slope. Look at that groomed hill in front of you, just delightful skiing!

This is the tree we could see from our condo:

But it could look like this too! on such cloudy, foggy days I didn't ski and went out for walks and some pics.

But gray days don't allow as beautiful pics as sunny days do. Therefore I played with my camera and took this self-portrait:


  1. love the pictures, Mar. From what I have heard about the new blogger, you are perhaps, better off with the old. I won't go over to the new one until they have all the bugs worked out.

  2. Great photos! Look at all that snow.

    I actually like the New Blogger. :) I find it very easy to work with.

  3. Oh, there is snow!
    How wonderful!
    Please send a litle bit to me ;-))

  4. Bravo! I am just in awe of the scenery in the alps... my kids THINK they are skiing when we go to Ski Liberty... and my son in law THINKS he's skiing in the Colorado Rockies! My youngest is leaving this evening for a ski weekend in Canada... but I don't think ANY of them knOw skiing like MAR knows skiing!!! Your mountains are huuuuuuuuge -- and your views spectacular!

  5. They are marvelous your pictures ! I love mountains, and even "nakid" once I mean very rocky and when they are red/orange, I "pass" away ! Mountains have something which makes you afraid and peaceful at the same time. Difficult to explain.

    I don't understand this Blogger story ! Are they now totally crazy? I had almost been raped to do so and it went so smooth that I don't even realize it's done ! And you have to remain "old" ? That's really unbelievable.
    But now tell me who did your new Blog outfit ? Where it you ? Then congratulations. I am already so proud to get quite well along with the htmls now and made some timid changements, but yours looks completely different.

  6. These pictures are marvelous ! I also love mountains even "nakid" and when they are rocky red/orange, then I "pass out" ! Mountains have something that makes me afraid and protected at the same time it's difficult to explain. I miss mountains here so much ! Belgium is flat like a pancake.
    Your Blogger story is crazy ! I almost had been raped to switch over and it went so smooth that I didn't even realize. For me it's almost the same not much difference. But who did the new outfit of your blog ? Was it you ? then congratulations ! I am already so proud to get a little along with the htmls and also changed timidly my blog a little bit, but not so professional of course as you, I am still fooling around lol !

  7. I told you ! Blogger is crazy my text disappeared I had to type it again and now I am twice in your comments, sorry !

  8. don't even get me started with Blogger. the new one is horrid and the whole process has been the biggest cloud mark on the 'net since the porn spammers. it's so true!

  9. Your photographs are great . . . so snowy and well, cold looking. Brrrr.

  10. Yeah blogger sucks :).

    I love the pictures!

  11. OY VEY! Blogger! I'm sure I would have the same problem so I am just going to wait it out and "pray"....
    BEAUTIFUL Pictures, my dear...It all looks so "wintery" LOL! Seriously...the snow and the mountains look so beautiful, my dear...we here in Los Angeles only see this in pictures or if you go up to the moi=untains..BUT, not like this!

    Thanks for coming back and voting again, my dear...I know how much this means...!

  12. Gorgeous piccies Mar! I have to say *touches wooden shelf above head for luck* the shift to Blogger Beta & it's use since was/has been smooth as silk!

  13. What gorgeous photos! I am getting the same messages you are from Blogger. It is so frustrating!

  14. Gorgeous shots! I'm not a skier, but it looks beautiful where you are....

    Like you, Blogger wouldn't let me switch either. This morning I got a message from them to go ahead and I did. So far, so good.

    Nice post!


  15. Those are beautiful shots, Mar!

    I haven't switched yet and it appears only got the invitation to do so on Friday of this week.

    What to do ... what to do?

    I've just read all your commenters and I'm still confused.

    I wonder if I can switch some of my blogs to new blogger i.e. photo blogs and wait to do my main blog

    Sign me
    Scaredy Cat

    P.S. Just wanted to wish you a good trip if I don't get the chance to drop in again. You're on my bloglines so I'll 'see' when you come back. Enjoy!!


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