September Weekend Holiday

I have just realised that it has been ages since I have posted here.

It has been a fairly uneventful holiday so far. Did some decorating:

  • Connor’s bedroom ceiling (he has not chosen main colours yet)
  • Main bathroom
  • Upstairs Hall
  • Stairs
  • Downstairs Hall
  • Downstairs Bathroom.

All painted.

Time for a day off now.

Tomorrow, myself Connor and Sarah are off to meet Patrick McGlinchey he is the main instructor at the Backwoods Survival School.

I’ll update here with all of the things we cover.

Ross

Selective Colour

I suggested a possible change to a Flickr friend’s photo.

From

To

You can see the original here.

I thought it would look better fully monocrome with just the lips and the flowers in their original colour.

Here is how I did it.
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Changes to this site

I got some time to spend on this site this evening.

The most obvious change is the visible one, I have changed the theme to the Mogle theme, I like the three column layout better than the old two column layout. I also prefer the black, white and orange scheme.

The next visible change is the addition of the Subscribe2 plugin. If you register as a user of this site you can receive an e-mail alert when new posts are made. Alternatively you can just stick with the RSS feeds. There are made more prominent by this theme as well.

The last change is  the addition of the WordPress.com Stats plugin which will allow me to see how many visitors I get.

Twitter Muted

Took me ages to work it out.  Normally when I post to my site it updates my Twitter.

I had changed my Twitter password and forgot to update it here.

Numptie

Titan Crane

We were supposed to be going to see the Titan Crane on the Clydebank today.

Unfortunately it was such a miserable day we never even braved out the front door.

We will try and get there next weekend instead.

Airshow at East Fortune

Went to see the Scottish Airshow at East Fortune.

The kids favourite was the Hunter

Miss Demeanour's bottom

The obvious favourite was the Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon 5

My personal favourite was the Chinook helicopter

Everyone holding on ?

For all of the photos, look here.

Connected On The Move

I finally figured out how the e-mail works on my mobile phone.

I could always receive messages on my phone but I could never reply or send.

It was an off the cuff remark on a forum post that triggered the lightbulb moment. I can only send via my ISP’s mail server if I am connected via my ISP! Obvious with hind sight !

All I have to do is send all my messages via the Orange mail server.

Works a treat!
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Fantastic Site !

It’s not often I find a site that is worh shouting about but:

Invite Share this site is all about sending invites out to those closed beta sites.

I got a pownce account in about 30 seconds !

Jousting

Had a great day out in Linlithgow today.

Historic Scotland organised a medieval re-enactment weekend this weekend.

On display was: Jousting, swordplay, quarterstaffs, and general fighting.

The weather stayed dry and we had a great day out.

About Turn !

Benidorm 2007

Not my first choice in holiday. My father in law took unwell so we had to fly out at short notice to be with them.

The care received in the hospital was excellent, very friendly and very professional.

Didn’t do a lot of the normal “holiday” stuff but of course I had my camera with me so you can see my Benidorm Photos on Flickr.

It felt really weird, half of the population was half my age, the other half were twice my age !

It was also way too hot for me, over 35degrees most days, there was even one evening when it was sitting at 30degrees at midnight; not pleasant.

Everyone is home now and slowly improving, except for me, back at work and slowly going mad, so back to normal it is !