Gosh, it’s been a hectic start to the month so far! Lots of things have been up in the air, time has been quite scare and I’ve been so tired I’ve really neglected everything but work. I’ve got a pile of draft posts that are almost ready to upload – some just need an introduction, some need fancy pictures taking and some just need finishing in general. I was really pleased when Maroon tagged me in The Liebster Award – tags like this are excellent for giving you that little jump-start you need! Continue reading
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.