“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
This year it drags on and on and on and on … the “winter” or whatever we can call it. Here in Landskrona on the Southern West coast, we haven’t had that much now, 4 days in total maybe – it has snowed, but it has been gone in less a day. But the wind has been strong and icing cold without any really low temperatures. -8C/+18C at night as most.
On Thursday the wind was strong and icing cold … and in the afternoon we got a light snowfall. Yesterday we had a fantastic Spring Day … no wind and sun was showing its face most of the day – a very mild day.
Today we are back to the icing wind and shades of grey … and a promise of snowfall.
Glad that I decided to take Oscar for a walk yesterday … searching for the Spring.
My next door neighbor has Spring feeling every Saturday … I think she Spring-cleans the year around.
No sign of buds on the bushes yet – no sign of any full blooming crocus … but its only the end of March. I think its the early Easter that plays with our longings and feelings. We except Spring to show its face at Easter.
But I found some spring …
When I left for my search the backyard was full of kids …. playing. When I returned only one boy was out and he was a bit high flying – he promised me that he was careful climbing back down again. Maybe it was the Spring feels that made him climb.
In the evening I made pasta again, “vegetarian conversation: pasta with fresh vegetables” but because it is Easter I added smoked salmon to the dish. We Swede eat loads of eggs, pickled herrings, salmon and chicken during Easter. It was delicious.
When I have Spring feelings I shop and this time I got myself a new toy: a tablet. It has taken me months of research. I don’t like Apple and for no other reason than that I just down like their products. I’m also a very big fan of Windows, probably the only one left.
But to find a tablet that is Window based and that has good performance without clearing out the lost-account is impossible here in Sweden.
Then I came across great reviews for a tablet from Chuwi, a Chines brand (not available in Sweden). Their tablets have Windows 10, Android 5.1 dual boot – so I can swap between the 2 systems and also I could buy a proper keyboard to it as an add-on, which I did. Bought it through Amazon.co.uk and with postage to Sweden it costs me £170/€195/$240/2000SEK. Had it in 4 days and I have been playing around with it for a couple of hours every day. I have to get used to the setup.
CHUWI Hi10 10.1″ IPS Screen Ultrabook, Dual OS Windows 10 and Android 5.1 4GB / 64GB Intel Z8300 Quad-Core Tablet PC with dual cameras, WiFi, and Bluetooth with a battery time of 8 hours – pretty good!!!! I think Ipad has up to 11 – which is brilliant.
Fantastic screen, crystal clear. The keyboard is so easy to attach and remove. The only con so far is that both speakers are on the same side, so no stereo. I don’t know if I will have stereo when I use the earphones. The keyboard is very comfortable and light; weight: 0.580kg – together with the tablet the total weight: 1.052kg.
What I like most about it is that it isn’t that fast in changing layout of the screen as an Ipad is.
Why I bought a tablet????? Because my netbook, that I love dearly has become very slow and had it in for a checkup and my tech-guys said it was because of age. Only had it for 3 years, but the lifespan of the performance on a netbook is about 3-4 years. I also bought a tablet because I can only bring the tablet when traveling. Still very much a keyboard fan!!!!
CHUWI Hi10 10.1″ welcome to my world!!!