Living in a different country..........

from my friends and my family, especially my kids, has often been nearly too much for me to bear but I often found that writing a letter to people, even if I didn't send it, made it easier for me to cope with the painful homesickness I was feeling.

That is why I decided to start this blog!!!

Are you ready for this?

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Thursday, 15 March 2007

Frustrations and the web!

I have spent the last 4 days trying to get my Blog situated in it's own little corner of the world.
I feel very let down by my web host and registrar. I have advocated the services of for almost 2 years and given them repeated business but I feel utterly let down by them.
I have been their advocate almost from the moment I joined, telling people they were the ultimate in customer service! I realise after all this time I have just been lucky.
I am not technically minded and I have loved the fact that any issues I have had in the past, have been sympathetically and comprehensively attended to.
Not so just recently.
I have found out that it is more about these folks wanting to "strut their stuff" rather than actually reading your emails and answering your specific questions directly.
I am fatally disillusioned and have moved on!
I really hate to criticise people/things but feel I no longer have a choice!
Lets look upon this as a review (I can handle that)
If you do decide on to register your domain or host your site then you cannot go wrong by asking for John De Santis.
He is Gem!
To all the guys that alerted me to the fact that my blog showed an "error" I thank you!
It's still "erroring" to the public right now but that does not stop me from venting!!
Happy Webmastering!

Here is a snippet into the history of the last 4 days............

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Web Design & Imaging

Web Design & Imaging
I absolutely love building web sites for myself and my family.
I am on to my 8th web site which I hand coded but unfortunately I am not that good at it.
I am acutely aware of my limitations and know that this is something I am desperate to rectify as soon as I can get myself in one place to start a course.
Here is my Totally Shameless Self Indulgent Blog post for my ramblings on web design & imaging and useful related resources.


I love crafts, just like a lot of people but yet again, I have not had the time to hardly do anything 'crafty'. I have lots of crafting materials and I collect interesting objects and textures all the time, just waiting for the day I get settled.
I love polymer clay and would love to make my own paper, candlemaking, pottery, crochet and knitting are all things I would love to have a go at amongst others.
Here is my Totally Shameless Self Indulgent Blog post for my ramblings on crafts and useful related resources

Photography & Picture Framing

Photography & Picture Framing
I am a rotten photographer but it doesn't stop me from appreciating the work of others. I am very envious of people who can churn out one decent picture after another.
It is my desire to learn the fundamentals of photography in the very near future.
When I first left school I got a a job in an art and picture framing shop and I always loved it. I used to help out in the picture framing dept and I have always wanted to do it again.
Last year I returned to the UK in the hope of starting my own picture framing bus' but because of circumstances beyond my control, I had to return to the USA before I could get set up.
Here is my Totally Shameless Self Indulgent Blog post for my ramblings on photography & picture framing and useful related resources.

Gardening & Allotments

I have always loved gardening but haven't been able to do it for the last 4 years because of various reason to do with the climate here in America, in the South.

Mosquitoes love me, I don't like snakes and when you can't breath because of the heat, you tend lose your enthusiasm for gardening!

Here is my Totally Shameless Self Indulgent Blog page for my ramblings on gardening & allotments and useful related resources.