Our New Year’s Day trip was to Weston-Super-Mare, one of the nearest coastal places to us and a quick drive down the motorway. Perhaps not one of the prettiest places, its weather forecast for New Year’s Day was one of the best for places closest to us. We walked along the beach along with many other people who had the same idea – go to a beach on New Year’s Day. Despite the dull weather, it did at least stay dry, if somewhat windy.
Well, after several days of research and thinking, another few days of work installing and configuring I finally took the plunge and changed the blog engine for this website from blogengine.net v2.7 (.Net and SQL Server) to WordPress 4.1. I know, getting WordPress with its php and MySQL core to run on a windows web server is probably not the best combination but my curiosity got the better of me. Yes, it is possible to teach otters to sing! Possibly slightly slower than blogengine.net, WordPress does give me quite a lot more scope to experiment. (more…)
I had a great present this Christmas, a world map where you can scratch off places to which you’ve visited to reveal a different colour. It beats the current map on the office wall where I have flag pins stuck in which periodically drop out. The majority of the map is the original colour with only a few places scratched off to show where we have been over the past five years. It makes me start thinking about where I want to go to next and appreciate just how large the world is and vast the choice of possible destinations. (more…)