Illustrating ‘Me’

If any of my readers happened to be loitering around my blog during this last week or so, they might have been annoyed to see countless changes taking place right before their eyes. I’ve been vainly trying to find a new header and background for both of my ‘diary’ blogs over here and on Blogger. It hasn’t really been successful because I have arrived at the conclusion that I have set myself an impossible task. To try and find a header or background that illustrated me as a person and what I am all about, not easy when I am not sure who I am myself! I’m still not fully happy with the current choice. It does reflect one of my great passions of course, steam trains, and the very mysterious dark figure loitering at the kiosk hints at my love of mysteries.

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Your 2010 year in blogging

Happy New Year from! To kick off the year, we’d like to share with you data on how your blog has been doing. Here’s a high level summary of your overall blog health:



We think you did great!

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, you wrote 112 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 259 posts.

Your busiest day of the year was July 9th with 73 views. The most popular post that day was There’s hope for me yet!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tinkerbell feet, stirling castle, weemee, stirling castle scotland, and tinkerbell’s feet.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts and pages in your Site Stats.

There’s hope for me yet!July 2010

How to Avoid Me.

Who the heck am I?

Supermarket Rules during Christmas.December 2010
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Tinkerbell Feet!December 2008
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Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

See you in 2011!

If you liked what you saw in this summary and want to know more about how your blog is doing, you can always visit your Site Stats, where our helper-monkeys are working day and night to provide you with pages and pages of detail on how your blog is doing.

Thanks for flying with in 2010.
We look forward to serving you again in 2011! Happy New Year!

Andy, Joen, Martin, Zé, and Automattic

TG  What a wonderful start to the New Year! Keep blogging everyone!

Something to Smile about.

I made one of my infrequent visits to my Messenger Social feeds yesterday during a break in reading blogs and posting my own.  I spotted this entry by one of my Windows Live friends who obviously hasn’t made the leap over here yet.  I was quick to give him an answer to his question, and afterwards I ended up laughing about it all day.  Here it is.

Quip to Peter

TG    Rolling on the floor laughing

I’m at it again!

No, your not seeing things! No your eyesight hasn’t gone A-wol nor have you stumbled onto the wrong blog by mistake, it’s all my fault, I’ve changed my theme. Actually I can lay the blame firmly at the door of the WordPress Theme Team who have been at it again and found another lovely theme with which to tempt us users with. I love this one! I love the background image, the lovely large text which is so easy to read, I love everything about it.

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Messing about on my blog.

Anyone paying a quick visit today on my WordPress blog could be forgiven for thinking that either they were seeing things or that they needed their eyes testing. It was neither of course, it was simply me doing my usual messing about changing to a  new theme which then needed a new header and background. I was supposed to be ploughing my way through some ironing, but somehow got waylaid into wasting most of my time searching on the internet for suitable backgrounds for this blog.

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It’s wear and tear.


Woke up this morning and could hardly walk. I must have twisted my knee yesterday though I don’t remember doing so. We walked down to do our shopping as usual, and it definitely didn’t do the twisted knee any good doing so.  The  shopping trip  proved to be a real pain as I spent the entire merry-go-round clinging to the trolley limping along like Hopalong Cassidy. My face must have looked  a picture judging by the looks from other shoppers.  Didn’t stop them walking in front of me to reach an item from a shelf though, limping along  or not.

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This Theme is not Looking right in Writer!

Hmm, this theme is not looking as it should in Live Writer edit screen! It’s right over to the left hand side! Blimey! Do I try and correct it or leave it as it is? Decisions decisions. Mind you I am left handed so I suppose that’s something at least. The default text in this theme, which by the way will from now on be the default theme for WordPress. com is rather large. (good for us with dippy eyesight I suppose!.)

Is the title supposed to be so red? Doesn’t look right with my colour scheme! I had better take a look at some of the other posters on here who have used this theme. Check whether or not its just me.


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