It’s all changed… and yet nothing has.

Screenshot of my blog

Hoorah! My blog has changed completely, and yet nothing has.

This evening I took a break from writing and upgraded my blog to the latest version of WordPress (2.0.4). And while I was at it I updated my plugins too. So now the backend (the bit I get to see) is happy and secure and the frontend (the bit you see) hasn’t changed a bit.

If you’re running WordPress then I suggest that you do the same, it’s a significant security update and with excellent upgrade instructions on the WordPress Codex you’ll have it done in no time. (Remember to backup your .htaccess file, too.) You’ll thank me in the long run.

Can I go to bed now?

Another reason for the late night (apart from essential blog maintenance) was that we were waiting for today’s guests for our holiday cottage. We were expecting them at 16:00. They phoned at 17:00 to say that they were in London, having flown in from Barcelona, and would get a flight to Glasgow arriving at 18:50. And then they called about twenty minutes later to say their flight was delayed.

By three hours. They would now arrive in Glasgow at 22:00. And it’s 01:28 now and they’ve just settled in next door. Having driven into the harbour wall, in the pouring rain. I do hope their holiday improves.

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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.

2 thoughts on “It’s all changed… and yet nothing has.”

  1. Barcelona was a bad place to travel from last week! My brother and his family have been on hoiliday in Barcelona for the last 10 days. They were supposed to fly home (Barcelona -> Edinburgh) on Friday, but due to some general strike in Barcelona on Friday their homeward flight was cancelled.

    So at short notice they had to find accomodation in Barcelona for an extra night. Then they had to find a flight home… but they couldn’t get one, so they eventually got a flight to Amsterdam, but couldn’t get a connecting flight to Edinburgh until today, so they had to find accomodation in Amsterdam for the night. Hopefully they’ll make it back to Edinburgh at some point today!

  2. My word, what an ordeal.

    I felt so sorry for these lovely people yesterday. Not only did they have to put up with ever-changing travel arrangements, and then have to eventually drive from Glasgow to Cellardyke in the dark, but they also had the added trouble of having to try to speak with me over the phone in a language that wasn’t their own.

    They did remarkably well, and their English was certainly far better than my non-existent Spanish. Babelfish and I did our best to try to communicate with them.

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