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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Fresh Slate

Okay, have you noticed it yet, huh, huh?

A few wee, subtle changes? Like as in a whole new blog make-over, perhaps?

Eeeeeeeeeeeee - see me doing the happy dance? I'm so chuffed, I can't stop hugging myself! Not that I deserve any of the credit, I'm far too technically challenged to ever contemplate a tamper with me template, oh no, it wasn't me. All I did was to bitch and whine to ask my dear friend, Terry over at Terry's Playpen to do all the donkey work wizardry for me.

Isn't he fab?

My page has been in sore need of a vamp for some time now, looking a little tired and dated, but the truth is, I simply didn't know where to start. Then in enters our hero, Terry, and before I knew it, just look at what he's transformed this into - a full, all-bells-and-whistles, new contemporary site for me.

I love the enlarged, dropped letter he's incorporated at the start of each post, is that seriously groovy, or what? I even have an up-dated blog-roll now, complete with every one's avatars. He's built virtually everything over from scratch for me, see that header photo up there? That's the beach I take my pit pony masquerading as a dog hound for a swim, most every day.  As you see, is how it is, it's always deserted.  Seems we have more beaches than people over here.  The background pebbles are also the genuine articles from there, too!

(Cheers, Terry, please consider yourself well and truly hugged, you're nothing short of a mega super-star for patiently re-doing it without yelling at me, every time I changed my mind again helping me out with this!)

Isn't it great to have friends?

(Grin.)

39 comments:

Fen said...

ooh lady i love the new everything. So shiny and spiffy and gorgeous. Lovely beach too, nice to get a little insight :)

Michelle H. said...

It's totally AWESOME! I saw when it went live yesterday night (for me-in my area) and I so totally liked the grooviness that I went ahead and re-did my own blogs.

Soooo.... thanks! I wouldn't have done it without seeing yours;)

Mojo said...

LOVE what you've done with the place!

TechnoBabe said...

Your blog doesn't look like you at all. You are stylin', Shrinky!! Terry did a great job.

SJ said...

Looks great. And the blog already has a vamp :)

chewy said...

Looks super! Hmm... (running off to look at new templates)

billy pilgrim said...

like they say, a change is as good as a rest.

Postman said...

Quite splendiferous! I like it!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I love it..very you...ha..
I keep thinking about changing mine..but then I really do like the praying rocks on my posts..and the simpleness of it..but maybe soon..

Leslie: said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Wish someone would help me redo mine! What a gorgeous beach!

Pat Tillett said...

Nice job! It looks great. Make sure you dust and mop from time to time...

jinksy said...

Full marks to the wizard Mr T. !

Tgoette said...

Wow, now that's a very cool and exciting new look! Terry did a great job! Enjoy your new blog digs!

Daffy said...

Its fantastic! New clothes always makes me feel like a million bucks!

Jazz said...

I love it! Will Terry be my friend too?

simon said...

A change is always good. BTW I saw the Isle whilst in Cumbria!

Hilary said...

Woohoo.. it looks great! It's fun to change things up once in a while. :)

Paul C said...

So many subtle considerations for a renovation. Well done.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Terry is simply WONDERFUL!!! But then, you don't need me to tell you that! YES...I DO LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK! It's as fabulous as you are!! Can't wait to admire it all! I'm going to be oooh-ing and ahhh-ing for some time...so if you hear a bit of noise in here...it's me...just shuffling about...having a look...and sighing with admiration! Love you, dear Shrinky! And FANTASTIC WORK, Fletch!!!!! BRAVO!!!! ~Janine XO

Danyelle said...

Friends are better than all the gold in the world. Your blog looks wonderful!

Eternally Distracted said...

whit woooooooo!!

I need me a Terry too :0)

tattytiara said...

Terry did a wonderful job, the place looks great! And yeah, the first letter thing is a really, really nice touch.

The Blue Zoo said...

Oh I LOVE your new look!! And I soooo want to go to that beach. It looks so peaceful and pretty.

Shrinky said...

Fen, I walk the beach virtually every day, wind, hail or shine - it's such an integral part of my life, it seems fitting to place it in my header!

Michelle, you serious? Oh wow, that is awesome (teehee) - I must gallop over now to take a peek..

Cheers Mojo, but like I say, I only stood in the shadow "directing", Terry did all the hard work (smile).

TechnoBabe, Welcome to the new me!

Awww SJ, I love that (laughing) x.

Chewy, do I detect a few new tweaks coming up soon? Woo-hoo!

That's so true Billy, out with the old, and in with the new.

Cheers Postman, I'm a very happy bunny right now!

Oh Yellowdog, yours is already perfect, you don't need to change a thing.

Shrinky said...

Leslie, there are compensations to be had living here, if you don't mind the quiet, it's a lush and verdant place to live, with miles of unspoiled coast line to enjoy(smile).

Ah Pat, can't I just hire someone for that? (Pout)

Yes Jinksy, he's excelled himself here, I am so grateful.

Thanks Tgoette, I'm still re-arranging the furniture, but it's almost there!

Ah Daffy, there speaks a girl after my own heart!

Shrinky said...

Jazz, how could he resist (grin)?

OMG Simon, I thought I saw someone waving! Are you back in Aus now?

Yes Hilary, I've not changed anything since initially starting my blog, even my old blog was identical to the new one I started - it's well over due.

In truth Paul, I had little idea of how much there is to consider, thank goodness I had Terry to lead me by the hand.

Aww, thank you Janine, I've been really excited about this, I can't believe it's all come together so well - all dues to Terry.

Danyelle, now isn't that so true? I consider myself very blessed.

Shrinky said...

Eternally, EVERYBODY needs to get them a Terry (grin)!

Isn't it, Tatty? I love that opening letter to pieces.

Hi Blue Zoo, you can come for a walk there, anytime!

Akelamalu said...

WOW great new look Shrinky! I wish I had a Terry I'd love a swish new blog look but, like you, I wouldn't date try messing with my template. :0

Kristina Hughes said...

Ooooh - get you! You've gone all fancy! It looks great. Have been a lazy blogger again recently but you've inspired me.... Lots of love xx

Shrinky said...

Glad you like it Akelamalu, and as for your place, it's pretty darn fins, as it stands!

Hey Kristina, how are you my friend? It's good to see you again, glad you approve of the new abode!

PRH....... said...

Nothing wrong with a good change now and then.....less you become bored!

Of course I be needin' sunglasses now to view yer blog :}

~Babs said...

Fabulous!
And how cool to have someone in the know to help!

Donna Hole said...

Marvelous, Dahling, simply mahvelous.

.......dhole

Anna said...

Shrinky, lol, groovy letter does looks great. Anna :)

Cedar said...

It rocks.

Thumbelina said...

He is a blog genius!

Love the new look.

Shrinky said...

Hi Pat, yeah, it's like someone's turned all the lights on now, isn't it?

Yeah Bab's, what a gift this guy has, and he is so generous in the giving his time, too. I owe him, big-time!

Hi Donna, so glad you approve, m'dear (smile)!

Thanks Anna, yup, it sure is astylish touch, isn't it?

Couldn't have put it better meself, Cedar (wink)..

He is that, Cath, oh yes indeed!

Realliveman said...

I love the new look!

San said...

Gorgeous, Shrinky. That Terry is a wizard when it comes to donkey work. He transformed Lee's blog Chrysalis Dreams some time ago, and it too is stunning.