I changed ….


The bullet was bitten, and I  changed my theme. If I’m honest, I think I’ve picked the right one. Only thing I’m not too sure about is that the side bar does not show, when viewed on a tablet. I don’t think a menu always hits the mark. Only time will tell.

I sometimes hate MS Windows


For the past six days, my Windows Start button has been showing this . Now most Windows users know this to mean “Hello person. I have found that some of the files on your computer need updating. So shutdown/restart and we will get it sorted.” That’s what it is supposed to mean. I never update straight away, as I wait until I get the all clear from a website I subscribe to that checks there are no ‘after effects’ to installing the updates.

Today, after checking the site and finding no issues reported, I went ahead with the updates. This was at around 08:30 this morning. At just after 10:20, it finally finished. I had four restarts, one failed system restore and five attempts to install the updates, Three failed to install, so I will have to wait and see what happens there. But surly, it should not be that difficult? Now before all you Mac users tell me to scrap Windows and get an Apple machine, I can tell you that Apple updates can also be fraught with difficulties.

It all seems to be working as it should, but time will tell.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Creepy


Well I thought I had many photos that I would call creepy, but on looking through my collection, I did not have that many.

haunted lookThis one I took in our local churchyard at Bramham. I had only just bought the camera, and was trying out some the features. It was only when I uploaded it to the lap-top that I thought it looked a little ghostly.

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Sometime ago, we went to Crook Hall at Durham, in the North East. It was a beautiful place, and great for garden photgraphs. HoweveP1010648r, I did find this stone effigy, more than a little disturbing. I have no idea who it is supposed to represent, but think, given the area, it could be St Cuthbert ?

P1010062The last one, I took whilst out walking locally. What I remember most about it was that just as I pressed the shutter, there was a rustling noise right in front of me. What happened next scared the life out of me. I had just put the camera away, when a deer suddenly shot out out the trees and stopped in front of me. By the time I had calmed down it had gone, and a great photo opportunity had been missed. It still gives me the shivers though!

Too stupid for words?


I was scanning my Facebook for anything interesting and I saw this in a comment thread. The thread relates to a meeting held by one of the prospective leaders of the Labour Party. It doesn’t matter which prospective leader, but someone had mentioned that there were ‘thousands’ in attendance. When this was queried, the original writer explained that the room held three thousand and that it was completely full. Now for the best bit, and this is a direct snip from that thread.

3000Now, I don’t know the person, and I don’t know the level of their math(s) skills, but I think even an idiot would know the answer to that one.

It annoys me to think, that people that make a comment like that, are probably the same people that complain about migrants not being able to speak English. I should probabley call it “The Queens English” so as not to offend those that feel the lanuage is actually owned by Queen Elizabeth II.

Rant over!

I think I ‘ve found it …..


I have been looking for a new theme for this blog for sometime now, and I think at last that CaptureI’ve found it.Those generous people at WordPress have released a new theme called Blask. I have to do a full test, but on the surface, it seems to tick all the boxes. It is minimalist and looks very clean and professional. Well if you follow the above link, you can see it for yourself.

So at some point over the weekend, I will be taking this offline whilst I do a full test of this new theme.

Wish me luck!

Ideas required please


For some time now, I have been toying with the idea of changing my blog theme. I’ve used the current theme for quite a while and whilst I like the layout and the features, I feel it is time for a change. Now that’s where I have a problem. There are so many themes to choose from and I don’t know which theme would be best for my blog style. I tend to have a more text based blog, with images that I hope enhance the words.

So, I’m looking for help. I prefer the side bar to be on the right hand side (as you look at it) and like to see the whole of the post rather than the style that shows only the first few lines. I’ve tried the favourites such as “Twenty Twelve” and “Misty Look” and it is that kind of view I’m interested.

Oh, and another point, is that they have to be free themes. I’m from Yorkshire after all.

Sunday Write-Up – July 2015 (Better late than never!)


Simon was really getting into his stride. His knack for pulling people to pieces seemed to have have improved since his last talk. I say ‘improved’ but it’s probably not an improvement to his audience. Simon seemed to forget that these people paid his wages. His talks were quite renowned for giving his audience that weird feeling, that although his thoughts were probably correct they were not expressed with any sense of sympathy.

It appeared that his need to be provocative over rode his respect for the very people that came to listen to him. Saying that, they still come in their droves to hear him. Even the frequent misquotes, such as “… the might Oak grows from a tiny acorn …” and his misplaced references to Confucious, do not deter them.

Difficult …..


This weeks ‘Weekly Photo Challenge‘ seemed at first to be quite difficult. The challenge is a photo that inspires me. Now the issue is, that photographs do not inspire me. The scene that I photograph may inspire me, but I find it hard to put into words the reason behind that inspiration.

Anyway, this is the best I can do, and I suppose that the beauty of nature is the inspiration, although it was just a nice view out of the bedroom window, to be honest.