New Theme-ish

Screenshot of the new blog theme
How the full MX4 theme looks on this blog, before I returned to a modded version of Kubrick.

I decided to have a bit of a change, and downloaded and installed the MX4 theme, and what a lovely theme it is too. My only gripe, however, was that the MX4 theme is only 560 pixels wide, while the default Kubrick is 760 pixels. Like myself, I prefer the wider blog … so in the meantime I’ve just gone back to Kubrick and am using the header image from MX4, which is great.

The graphic especially makes me laugh, particularly given that my blog is called “View from the Potting Shed”. I love that the shed in the image is up a tree. I always wanted a tree-house when I was a kid, we had to make do with a windowless “gang hut” made from scraps of wood, plasterboard nails ‘borrowed’ from a neighbours greenhouse (I kid you not!) and a large sheet draped over it to make it a little more waterproof (!).

Why “View from the Potting Shed”? I came up with the whole Potting Shed thing years and years ago. It’s what I wrote on the back of all my homemade cards and drawings. We didn’t have a traditional shed, just an outhouse, and Dad also promised us that we’d get one, which I thought was cool (we were easily pleased in those days). I always associated potting sheds with places that mad professors would invent cool stuff. So I created my own Potting Shed brand, to mark the stuff that I created. So now you know!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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