One of my biggest fears in going to the doctor’s surgery. I’m not scared of doctors, I’m not scared of dentists, I’m not scared of hospitals, but I am scared of wasting their time. I’m scared they’ll say it’s all in my head, or there isn’t a problem, or I didn’t need to come and see them. Most of the time, I’ll stay away unless I’m really struggling – and my headaches have gotten to that point. Last year, my headaches were crippling, but they seemed to tone down after I got new glasses. I thought it was all sorted but, in February, they started coming back with a vengeance. Not being able to walk up a hill in Edinburgh due to a pounding headache was the final straw. I bit the bullet, and I made an appointment.
That’s a big deal for me!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is now 20 years old. For 80% of my life Harry Potter has been there for me when I was bored, lonely or sad. Harry was there to remind to be brave, Ron was there to remind to be a better, kinder, more supportive friend despite having my own problems and Hermione was there to make me be the best student I could be. I realise it sounds dramatic, but Harry Potter really changed my life, and it continues to do so even now.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, I really wanted to write a Harry Potter blog, but I knew that if I was left to my own devices, I’d ramble more than I’d ever rambled before so I decided to look online for a Harry Potter tag and I immediately found one by FandomsOnTheRun that I wanted to try. Any excuse to talk about Potter! Continue reading
Once again, having not learnt from my mistake 3 years ago, I was messing around with things in my control panel that I don’t understand and promptly deleted a database. This database said it was last updated in 2011, and was WordPress version 2.6-something, so I assumed it was my old website’s database that I’d never got around to removing. Obviously, I was way off the mark and neither myself, or my lovely host could do anything.
So, here’s to a fresh start….again. I’ll be playing around with the site trying to get it all back to the way it was, but though I still have all the pictures from any post I’d written in the last three years, I had never saved the text. I’ll be re-writing a few of my old favourites posts, and I’ll be bashing out some new ones too.
For the next few days, however, I will just be building the site back up and making sure all my CSS is the way I want it. If you stumble across anything that doesn’t seem quite right, please let me know.