Top: Kitty plays monsters in a den that we found in the woods. Watching her running free through the woods with Ozzy talking of magic foxes and talking badgers has been a beautiful thing – I found that stepping back and taking photos from afar really brought out their imaginative side! [Read more...]
The beautiful Clara Vulliamy has a new book out, a collaboration with Jame Mayhew – Bubble and Squeak! Now it’s no secret that I heart Clara, she’s a warm and caring lady and a truly brilliant author and illustrator and I can hand on heart say that Bubble and Squeak is another superbly colourful offering of reading joy. It’s a book that not only children will like to read or bed read but also one that grown ups will enjoy reading.
The book tells the tale of Bubble, a super star Circus act, travelling far and wide performing ‘The Pyramid of Peril’ (see above right image), balancing on a a pyramid of people and pom pom holding dogs with just a bouquet of flowers to help her balance. Circus life means travelling about lots but moving from place to place so much means that Bubble never really gets to make any friends. Bubble was lonely… [Read more...]
Some days you wake up and your head feels awash with a disquieting sense of apprehension, yesterday was one of those days for me. A combination of a lingering cold teamed with worry over Papasaurus’s health and Ozzy’s front tooth extraction next week had snowballed up, making me a little bundle of stressy worry. Even the glorious Spring sunshine wasn’t lifting my spirits. But even seemingly challenging moods can be lifted by something unanticipated happening… [Read more...]
Today I have a theme tweak for ElmaStudio’s Pohutukawa WordPress theme. This theme is a premium theme but at only $12, that’s around £7, it’s a bargain. If you buy all the 14 themes in ElmaStudios bundle, which I have, it comes to just $36, around £23. Which is most surely not to be sniffed at.
Here I am going to show you how to customize ElmaStudio’s Pohutukawa Premium WordPress theme for any blog in 6 easy steps, to give your blog a clean and stylish look.
to see this theme in action please visit the BakeYummy live site (opens in new tab / window)
***The first thing to do, before you start is, as with installing any new theme, make a copy of the widgets from your sidebar and their order. Occasionally, not always, when switching a theme widgets can be lost or move to ‘inactive widgets’. The easiest way to copy your widgets is to open a generic word editor, I used Windows Notepad, and copy and paste the code from each widget in order and then Save.
It’s always recommended to make a backup of your blog before changing any theme – you can read how to back up your blog here. To avoid confusion to readers on your blog whilst tweaking the theme show below I recommend that you go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search, install and activate WP Maintenance Mode.*** [Read more...]