VDubs and Scooters!

We’re going to this next year!


It’s £20 each for the weekend including camping and under 16s go free! There’s VWs, Scooters, live music, flushing toilets and showers! Sounds like a bargain too good to miss! We wanted to go last year but it clashed with my festival but SoL is earlier next year so we’re buying ourselves tickets as Christmas Prezzies! They’re available here!

In the meantime here’s a couple of pictures from our holidays on the Isle of Wight last year!!

Camper Scooter Scooters 2

When an old cricketer leaves the crease

I thought I’d post this today for two people who died in the past few days:

The first is composer David Bedford who arranged the song and in particular the brass section played by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. He also worked with artists such as Mike Oldfield, Billy Bragg, Madness and even Frankie goes to Holywood!

The other person who sadly passed away was England Cricketer Dilly who died aged just 52. He played for England, Kent, and Worcestershire during his long career and I think I may have seen him play at the latter club but I can’t be sure!

South Norwood Country Park

I “discovered” this place today! It’s just round the corner from where I have worked for over 20 years and I didn’t even know it was there. Hiden from the world by a huge Tesco store, a train line and the trees that surround it a vast area of open country side in South London. It is mostly reclaimed land that used to be sewage works and a dumping ground. In the few minutes I had to wander round one small corner of it  I was amazed by the variety of wild life that I saw.

Update on the shed server

Yesterday I took the next step in moving my final site to the new server. As I posted yesterday this one was more difficult as it had an existing WordPress blog and a Pixelpost photoblog on it. This meant moving the two MySQL databases from the old server to the new one and then getting them to sync back up with WordPress and Pixelpost.

The WordPress database move went quite well and by now I knew exactly what I had to change in the wp-config file and to my surprise and delight when I opened the blog it looked just like the live one – result!

The pixelpost database turned out to be much bigger and it wouldn’t import into MySQL directly. Luckily I found a piece of software called Big Dump which works by splitting up the database, importing it and then putting it back together again. It did just what it said on the tin and after editing the config file to change the datebase details and that too was up and running.

Now all I need to do is change the DNS settings for the domain and that too will be finished. All in all I’m quite pleased with the result so far.