Back in February this year I posted a poll on this blog asking visitors to vote on photos for inclusion in our 2014 PomPrint Calendar. At that time, I was looking to make this a monthly feature but, unfortunately, ‘Real Life’ got in the way of my progress, as it often does.
We have now managed to produce another selection of photographs that we feel are suitable for the spring months and, once again, would value the opinions of the public.
We therefore invite you to vote on your favourite from the selection below to be our scenes for March, April and May. You can only vote for one, so please choose the one that you like best. Please click on images to bring up the photo carousel.
Spring Scene 1
Spring Scene 2
Spring Scene 3
Spring Scene 4
Spring Scene 5
Spring Scene 6
Spring Scene 7
Spring Scene 8
Spring Scene 9
If you have not yet voted on our Winter scenes, perhaps you might like to give your opinion on our earlier photos by clicking on this link.
One week ago I posted a set of 8 photographs on this blog that were candidates for next year’s calendar, and asked our readers to vote for the one that they thought was most suitable. So far, we have only received a total of 5 votes, one of which is mine!
I am therefore appealing to readers, once again, to cast your vote for your favourite scene. The posting can be visited by clicking here.
It is our intention to do this on a regular, monthly basis, assuming that the Scottish weather permits, so please keep coming back for our other offerings throughout the year.
If you like these scenes, or those from our previous calendars, please remember that they are available on a variety of items, such as placemats and coasters. They make an ideal gift for anyone who has moved away from the area, or have relatives in Northeast Scotland.
Previous Calendar photos can be found here:-
From the 2012 PomPrint calendar
Rosehearty Harbour from the 2013 calendar.
2012 and 2013
I hope that you find something that you like here, but please, remember that we want your vote!
We have been criticized for only including summer photographs in our calendars, so this year, we have made an early start to our Aberdeenshire photographic tours, and have managed to get a few good shots of snow scenes.
I figured that it might be a bit of fun to involve our customers this year, in the production of our calendar. We therefore invite you to vote on your favourite from the selection below to be our scene for January 2014. You can only vote for one, so please choose the one that you like best. Please click on images to bring up the photo carousel.
Winter Scene 1
Winter Scene 2
Winter Scene 3
Winter Scene 4
Winter Scene 5
Winter Scene 6
Winter Scene 7
Winter Scene 8
I often get asked for images of the PomPrint Employees and so far, these have kept to a minimum for security purposes (FBI, CIA et al). This shot, however, just asked to be posted. So, please allow me to introduce to you PomPrint’s own Kevin and Perry, AKA Stephen Potter (Embroidery) and Alan Gray (Materials Control).
PomPrint’s own Kevin and Perry. Steve and Alan enjoy a very rare tea break.
I am not usually the kind of person who likes to blow his own trumpet but, in the complete absence of a brass musician of any kind producing articles for this blog, I feel compelled to break the mould on this occasion, by bringing your attention to a small achievement on my part that I only discovered this week.
As most of you are aware by now, I am a lover of all things to do with free and open source using, as I do, Linux distributions as the operating systems of choice for all my PCs, and Free Open Source Software wherever possible, so it is no big surprise that I recently downloaded the most recent version of Linux Mint (Code named ‘Nadia’) to use on one of my machines at work.
Linux Mint – The most recent version numbered 14
I was more than a little bit surprised, however, and more than a little bit pleased, to find that one of my own photographs had been packaged at a standard Linux Mint Wallpaper, and was being distributed along with the operating system. I read the release notes and saw that I also got a mention in the credits for the artwork.
Sunrise over the Ligurian – Click on Image for full size download.
I would therefore like to thank Clem Lefebvre and his team that bring this highly polished and professional distribution together every 6 months and would urge all readers of this blog to consider using this distribution by visiting the Linux Mint Website and downloading a copy of ‘Nadia’.
If you don’t want to go that far, you might want to download my photograph and use it as a wallpaper on your own system? Please do not use it on a Windows system – that is one way to really upset me!!
You may have notices that my postings on here have been as rare as hen’s teeth recently and have possibly thought that I was taking a holiday. This, of course has not been the case, but is largely down to having little time to divert to blogging due to the company’s move to its new premises, which happened on Monday.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, especially now that the broadband is fully functional but, in the meantime, here is a small gallery of some areas of the building which are near completion. You will notice that there are still much work going on, as well as the staff trying to catch up on time missed as machines moved over the road. all photos were taken this morning, so you can get an idea of how close we are to settling in ‘fully’.
Reception and Administration
Sales and Materials Control Office
Embroidery Room from another angle.
Print Room showing electrician still wiring in the background.
Stores and Sign Production area.
While the joiners have been knocking down and erecting walls in the new premises, we have now made a start on the signage – the front windows to be precise. Here is a small gallery of this week’s handiwork for you to admire.
Front Windows from Inside
Front Windows from the Main Road
Front Windows from the Main Road 2
Richard Allen House from Station Road.
Next week we start on the exterior signs, so expect more photos mid-week!