As has become the cliché here, the intention to not neglect this dusty old place gets trumped by actual real-life nonsense. This time it was a move. I moved to a ground floor flat near Northfield (Bham) in early August. It didn’t go very well—actually, it’d be easier to list what didn’t go wrong—including no Internet and ballsed-up electrical wiring—and I was back at Steve‘s after five weeks.
Still. That’s five weeks I’ll never get back. I lost a
lot bit of money on the deal too.
Oh! Steve. Yes. Firstly, must thank him for all the help with both moves (LOLZ etc)—and also note he has a new Website. Go visit it. I helped him throw it together.
As to my own site, you’ll note it looks a lot different. With some regret, I chucked my old, fully customised WordPress theme out the window and have adopted the new Twenty Fifteen theme. For a couple of reasons, not least that it’s had lots of great reviews. But mostly because it is seamlessly compatible with all viewing devices, with a particular emphasis on mobile gadgets. Like it or not that’s a massive chunk of users these days. (Including myself, half the time, seeing as I have an iPhone and a Kindle Fire HD.)
Make no mistake: I have a love/hate relationship with technology and believe the Internet has become quite a destructive and isolating force in many ways—I’ve given up on Facebook and Twitter at this point, because I thoroughly dislike the way they influence human behaviour (for the WORSE)—but at the same time, I try to go with the flow in my own way. So, I’m now properly mobile-friendly. Say thank you.
Oh, and Fred’s okay. I know that’s what everyone thinks about first! 🙂 Here’s a pic of him from July, shortly before first move, having some cat fun…
Here he is at the gates of the new home, and later in the flat itself. He’s a bit unsure. Quite right too.
And—back to Steve’s!
I’ll really try to post more. I’ve said it a million times, though!