Celebrating Five Years Of Blogging

The 31st of December 2017 marks my blog’s fifth birthday. Technically it is quite a bit older than that, my original WordPress account was made around 2010. Since I’m no longer blogging on WordPress.com I don’t count that as a real anniversary. Anyway my blog turned 5 and I’m genuinely amazed that I’ve managed to […]

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Moving From WordPress To A Self Hosted Blog

Recently I transferred my blog from WordPress.com to a self hosted WordPress blog. I’ve had a number of questions about this so I thought I would share my some of my thoughts on why I moved from WordPress and the advantages to going self hosted. When I first started blogging in 2013 I chose WordPress […]

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The State of the Ninja

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It has been four months since I last posted so I thought I should give a little update on where I’ve been. The short explanation is I’ve been ill. I got a cold right at the start of January and it took till around March for it to properly go away. Then in April I […]

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You Need To Vote #GeneralElection

Your vote is extremely important, even more so this time round since we’re all going back to the polling stations just a year after the last general election. If you didn’t already know, on the 18th of April Theresa May announced she would be holding another election. In my opinion this isn’t a good idea […]

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My Instagram Tips: White Balance

Today I thought I would share one really simple trick which has made my Instagram photos look better. That is adjusting the white balance. For those of you who don’t know, white balance is the process of removing unrealistic colour casts so that objects that appear white in real life also appear white in photographs. […]

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Beauty and the Beast | Illustrated MinaLima Classic

So remember back in August I wrote about the MinaLima editions of Peter Pan and Jungle Book, at the time I said I would literally buy every book MinaLima released. Well two days ago I found out MinaLima had released a new edition of The Beauty and the Beast (I presume to go along with the movie), […]

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