Day 177 – Trippin’

I’ve headed off North East (I can’t really go very far South West from here anyway) where I am staying on a farm near the Foot of the Mountain. The family and the beagle are at home looking after each other, and I’m sure they’ll miss me but I fully plan to come back soon.

I’m writing this from home because as ever, I’m not sure what the coverage will be like out there (Vodacom says 4G, but Vodacom isn’t always as truthful as it could be), so this is one of a few pre-written posts on here just in case. Maybe I’ll add to them, maybe I won’t (I actually have no idea).

We’re away celebrating the birthday of a friend, and all sorts of (Covid-safe) activities have been planned, so look out on Instagram for those. And look out for incoming drone photos as well, now that Florence has a fixed eye.

If you’re reading this, I’m already part way through a blogging free weekend so I guess that I’ll see you on the other side.

Day 167 – Can’t stop now

Properly busy day. I are exhausted.

Done loads: helped with drama homework, history homework (x2), english homework, washing, cleaned the house, helped the gardener, found some videos, booked a drone repair, failed to download Adobe Illustrator, fed the family.
Still loads to do.
I’m sneaking a 10 minute blogging break while dinner is cooking and then it’s back to it.

Tomorrow includes a trip all the way into Cape Town. I’ll make sure I have mask, passport and map with me. I may take touristy photos (I may not): it’s been a while.

Hopefully, I’ll have a bit more time and energy to write a bit more tomorrow evening.

Thanks for popping by.

Day 152 – Placeholder

I’m in one of those moods where there’s every chance that I’ll forget to put something on here later today.

So I’m putting this on here now, just in case that happens.

Chat later. Or tomorrow.

 

UPDATE: Yeah, could have happened. Didn’t. But it has been a busy day and I am going to go and drink some beer and watch some football, so not much more from me here now.

Let the record show that Sheffield United were one up at Dundee United when the ref abandoned the game. Can’t think why:

As the auld Scottish song goes:

Never head to Tannadice, unless ye’ve got yer snorkel.

I might have made that up.

Actually, the red wine might have made that up.

Day 137, part 2 – Youtube plugin test

I’ve been having a few problems with embedding Youtube videos on the blog.

They appear just fine, but when you go back, some weird additional coding has been added to each embed code, and the video no longer shows.

Just a big gap. Embarrassing.

So I’m trying out a plugin to assist me with this problem. Let’s see if it works.

If there is no Hans Zimmer/Alan Walker crossover video above, it hasn’t.
However… well, I guess you can work out the alternative.

That said, this problem never seems to manifest itself immediately. So let me revisit this in a few days time and see what’s going on.

Thanks for reading this far.