just a quick update on my computer probs. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
I have been to my local Apple store today to go to my Genius Bar appointment. A nice chap looked at my laptop and confirmed that the HD was dead. I was really crestfallen as I haven't got the money for a new one, but guess what, Apple are being nice to me! I was told that my model had had a few issues with HDs and therefore they'd replace the Hd for free. And even better, they don't do the 80GB ones anymore so I get a 160GB HD for free. And because the cover around the keyboard was a little broken (apparently a design fault) they'll replace that as well! Wahey!! That's what I call customer service! (Just so you know, my laptop is a few years old by now and lasted very well until now, I wouldn't have even considered that I get anything for free apart from the consultation at the Genius Bar!)
Now the only slight sour taste about the whole thing is that I might be computerless for up to two weeks. I already feel like I lost a limb and it's only been a couple of days! Miss not being able to cut on my Cricut the most...
Hope to be able to post normally from my own comp soon!