Comments are now working on my blog, yey!
I’ve been pondering recently whether to discontinue this blog. I hadn’t really made a decision on it when I decided to tweak the design last weekend, but when I broke it and spent hours fixing it, I realised I was still very fond of blogging and didn’t want to lose my blog. So, I’m still here for now! :) Also, I love my new layout and my new logo! If you’re reading this in a feed/email, please pop over and have a look. I designed it all myself!
In the end, I couldn’t fix the commenting issue myself, but I found a web designer who is lovely and did it for me: Zoe Corkhill. If you have WordPress issues, I recommend using her. She didn’t charge me anything, but she has a tip jar on her site and as I took up an hour of her time I thought it was only fair that I paid her for helping me. Web designers still need to eat, after all!
In real life news, the car repairs after I blew out a tyre a few weeks ago cost £600 (including the tow I needed). Ridiculous! All the tyres and brakes needed changing.
Then, just to add insult to injury, a leak appeared in the room below the bathroom. The plumber came out on Monday, and when he removed a tile from the shower to have a look at the pipes he discovered the whole wall is damp and rotten behind the tiles. He reckons the shower has probably been leaking since it was installed 14 years ago, and it was such a slow drip that it’s taken this long just for the drip to soak down a few feet of plasterboard, through the wooden boards under the bath and into the room below. It’s a little bit horrifying!
Yesterday afternoon I went on an adventure to the trade store in town to have a look at showers and tiles. The bathroom will probably be ripped out before the end of the year, and then new things will be installed. Exciting!
In TV and film news (if you follow me on Twitter you know I watch a lot of TV shows and films!), my Mum has never read Harry Potter or seen all of the films, so I’ve been watching the whole series with her. We’ve only got the last couple of films left now – I’d seen 1-6 before, but not 7 and 8 so it will be nice for me to see them. Watching the films with someone who has never read the books, I’ve realised that there are a lot of plot holes in the films that make no sense if you’ve not read the books. I keep having to explain things to my Mum (especially Snape, who confuses her a lot!). I think the films work best if you see them as an accompaniment to the books, rather than as a stand-alone product.
In TV shows, I’m currently watching season 3 of Nashville and season 1 of NCIS. Seasons 1-11 of NCIS are now on Netflix U.S. This is pretty much the best news ever. I should get lots of sewing and crochet done while I work my way through all that wonderful TV!
And that is basically my life at the moment! I’ve been at work (I work mornings) and I have a new boss, which is nice. I don’t really talk about my job on here as I don’t want people to find me, but it’s busy at the moment and I like it.
Let me know if you like the new blog design, and if there are any changes you recommend (especially if you find something that is broken!).