Blog History




13 April 2008

On reading

"... there is only one way to read which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag - and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement..." more


12 April 2008

Once again it's piddling it down here in Sheffield, I hope we don't have a repeat of last summer. I'm going with the 'get it all out of the way in April' theory at the moment though. Other than that the day has started well as I managed to get up at 8.00 am and post my sisters birthday card - success.

Last night I sent for this:


A 1GB i-pod shuffle. Thought it would be good to have some music with me when I'm running. The Zen isn't built to withstand the impact but apparently the shuffle is.

Comes with free engraving on the back so it will be the world's only shuffle named Batspice. It has a little clip on the back too so I can clip it on my running jacket. Can't wait for it to come and try it out. The problem is going to be chosing only 270 songs to put on it.

Off to Leeds to do some shopping with Jenny while Simon and Becky go see Leeds get trounced by Carlisle no doubt. Stopping at Meadowhell on the way back to see Drillbit Taylor (any excuse to oggle Owen Wilson) then tea at Pizza Hut. Should be a good day.


11 April 2008

Huge thanks to Joel Sklar and his book Principles of Web Design. I've managed to crack the Firefox/Opera problem and all I had to do was change one little digit in the coding. Yay!

My next task today is to go into the loft and sort through some photos. Some I want to put in the gallery and some to go on the Needlework page. Last time I went in there hunting for snaps, I was gone for hours. I shall return!

10 April 2008

Well, I've been working hard this week on here, and have now got the Books, Gallery and Music pages up and running. Needlework and Travel should be completed over the weekend, time permitting. I've been brave and sent the link to a couple of folk and so far the feedback is good. Still need to iron out a few coding problems so it looks better in Firefox and Opera, another job for the weekend. Wish me luck!

6 April 2008

Hello and welcome to my new website. As it says above, it's a place for all of those things that I enjoy ... alot!

The left menu has a few things I like, and shall no doubt be added to as I get time, I mean, I haven't included friends, family, running, films, food, wine or walking yet!

The List Menu on the right will change regularly. I've kicked off with my Top Ten All Time Albums, but next month it might be my favourite books, cakes or paintings. Who knows? I don't!