Sept more choses about me: Versatile blogger award

Many thanks indeed to a new blogging friend of mine, Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage, who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Her warm and cosy blog covers many of my favourite topics in life, including gardening, chickens and, of course, adventures (plus a great deal more – I particularly enjoyed her recent post on her feathery neighbours). It is well worth a visit! … Continue reading Sept more choses about me: Versatile blogger award

A quick word of caution – check your old posts!

Dear all, Having been made nearly prostrate with horror yesterday at the discovery that my all-time favourite post (and hours of work) had inexplicably been replaced with that of another (when, in a moment of writer’s block, I opened it to reread for possible inspiration), I advise you all to check over any of your previous posts that you would be disappointed to lose. I … Continue reading A quick word of caution – check your old posts!

What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder

via What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder Many thanks to Hugh’s Views and News for coming to my rescue and pointing out that my attempts to comment on his latest post were ending up in his spam folder. This has clearly been happening to all my comments since sometime yesterday, so if you think that I may … Continue reading What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder

One lovely blog award

A few days ago I received a nomination from fellow Brit Abroad, Bitchin’ the the Kitchen, for the previously unknown-to-me ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. I feel very privileged to have been one of the chosen ones on this occasion, as she has a very street-wise blog, and I would be the first to admit that I have always been somewhat lacking in the ‘coolness’ department. She writes … Continue reading One lovely blog award

10 things learned whilst being a jeune fille au pair

Whilst I do not claim to have enjoyed my au pair misadventures (suffered ever such a long time ago now, and happily forgotten for all but a few moments each year) I must acknowledge that it was a wonderful learning experience and taught me so many undiscovered things about myself, about the area and about life in general. Here are ten things I learned from … Continue reading 10 things learned whilst being a jeune fille au pair

Using Gravatar to build traffic

Originally posted on Wibble:
This short wibblette is intended for newcomers to WordPress; my aim is to show you how to set up Gravatar to help you build traffic to your site. First of all: what is ‘Gravatar’? This is what my Gravatar looks like An ‘avatar’ is an image that represents you online — a little picture that appears next to your name when… Continue reading Using Gravatar to build traffic