I had no idea..

It’s now just over a month ago that I posted about my new website, thinking it’d be ready in about a week.. Hmm.  It’s turned out to be a hell of a lot more work than I’d ever imagined.  I have had my head buried in code for this last month, lost all my data several times, been unable to restore back-ups, tears of frustration when I could quite happily have thrown the computer out of the window to moments of sheer joy when a light bulb of an idea has flickered on in my head, often when least expected, and I’ve inserted an additional line of code and it’s made everything work.

The site is now functioning and I’m very nearly ready for launch.   I’m now just stocking the store as it were.  Adding my products, finalising my prices, etc etc.  This is the reason for my relative absence although I have been dipping into my reader on a regular basis and enjoying many of your posts.

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of photography, for obvious reasons, but a fellow blogger friend and her husband have booked the holiday cottage next door to me for a few days so if the weather will behave (not looking great at the moment) we’ll be out and about taking tons of pictures over the next few days.  Watch this space, thanks for your patience, I will be back… ;-)

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44 responses

  1. Such a serene oceanscape. Beautiful image, Adrian.

    September 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    • Thank you very much John.

      September 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  2. poppytump

    That’s fantastic news your website is nearly ready to launch, good for you ChillB after all the technical set backs ;-)
    Looking forward to taking a ‘ton of pictures’ over the next few days then ….
    Now do tell … where is this lovely mystery view you show here ….

    September 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    • Ahh this is atop the cliff at Pentireglaze looking west instead of east, the direction I was pointing my camera for the sunrise series I posted a little while ago. It’s a location I’ve been thinking we might stop by. It’s a lovely spot.

      September 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  3. Can’t seem to get the ‘like’ button to work at the moment, but wished for a ‘love’ button this time anyway. I must say there’s a quality in this shot that’s utterly captivating…. worth waiting for!

    September 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. It’s a lovely place to sit and contemplate. The poet Laurence Binyon wrote ‘For the Fallen’ during the First World War (first published in The Times in September, 1914) while sitting by the cliffs not far from here between Pentire Point and The Rumps. A stone plaque was erected in 2001 to commemorate the fact and bears the fourth stanza of the poem:

      They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

      Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

      At the going down of the sun and in the morning

      We will remember them.

      September 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      • Thank you Sylvia. :-)

        September 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  4. Fabulous photo, Adrian. I’m so glad that your new site is coming together after all your efforts over the past few weeks. :)

    September 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  5. Great photo and wish you a lot of succes with your site.

    September 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    • Thank you very much Lou! :)

      September 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  6. Good luck with the new venture Adrian, I’m looking forward to seeing the new sight.

    September 14, 2013 at 6:59 am

    • Thank you Mark. It shouldn’t be too much longer. Famous last words. It’s getting there but only ever having dabbled in html and css before, an Ecommerce site with is a much more complicated undertaking. It is coming together though, the site has around 200 pages so far and still growing.

      September 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  7. I would like to say that I really do like your photo – It’s really beautiful, as are all your pics. My kind of place. I tried to click the like button several times – with two different computers and two different browsers, but so far it’s not coming up liked, so I have to leave this comment instead.

    September 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

    • Thank you so much Helene, there does seem to be a problem with my site at the moment. I have contacted WordPress but I haven’t heard from them yet.

      September 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

  8. Wishing you the best of luck in your new adventure, I’m sure it will be a huge success.

    September 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    • Thank you Angi

      September 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  9. I have just found you via Poppytumps post and I love that magic seascape it is so luminous, That haunting poem of Laurence Binyou is read out at 6pm every evening at every RSL clubs around Australia while everyone stands and observed one minutes silence

    September 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you for your visit. Those words always give me chills.

      September 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  10. Great photo!

    September 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    • Thank you Hans.

      September 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

  11. Despite all the work and frustration, I am sure you will be happy when the new site is launched. I really look forward to getting a first glimpse of it. The landscape here is lovely. Such a dynamic composition that drags you into the scenery. Great!

    September 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    • Thank you Otto. Much appreciated. :)

      September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

  12. Amazing photo, really beautiful!

    September 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    • Thank you very much Yvonne. :-)

      September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

  13. just found your blog, I am now following. Great photos!!!

    September 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    • Thanks for your follow. So glad you are enjoying the pictures.

      September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

  14. Una Vez Más Una Fotografía Muy Bella, Me Gusta Mucho… Un Saludo.

    September 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    • Muchas gracias :)

      September 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  15. Very nice picture here. I built a website myself sometime back, and I know how complicated it can be. Wishing you success.

    September 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

    • Thank you Shimon. It is a challenging process but a rewarding one.

      September 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  16. Incredible photo, Adrian…and you undoubtedly know this already, but sometimes it’s good to just walk away for a while…leave it alone…let the clouds of frustration dissipate for a bit and come back to see it more clearly. Wishing you well….

    September 19, 2013 at 3:07 am

    • Thank you Scott. You are so right. I have spent this week immersed in photography not code and it’s been wonderful. As soon as WordPress sort my page out I’ll be able to post again. My posts haven’t been publishing properly and I have no privileges on many sites, like button etc.

      September 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      • You’re welcome…and glad to know you’ve gotten away from the code for a bit…hopefully everything returns to normal (new normal?) soon….

        September 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      • :-)

        September 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

  17. Gorgeous image!

    September 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    • Thank you Robyn!

      September 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

  18. This photo brings out such a peaceful and contemplative mood…very beautifully shot. Look forward to seeing your new site and of course the accompanying photos, your site is a treasure. Cheers and have a nice weekend.

    September 21, 2013 at 7:45 am

    • Thank you. I hope you have a good weekend too. I’ve had a week off the website and been out taking pictures, quite a few 3am starts and I’m shattered but very pleased with some of the shots I’ve come home with. I’ll be posting soon although there seems to be a problem with my feed preventing posts publishing properly, WordPress are looking into it.

      September 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

  19. The clarity of this is stunning. Glad you are up and running.

    September 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    • Thank you Lynne. :-)

      September 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  20. I’m too old and don’t have the patience to set one up. Good luck to you, if it turns out anything like your photos – I’m sure it will be good.

    October 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

    • Thanks very much James. Much appreciated.

      October 3, 2013 at 6:26 am

  21. Still enjoying this one several months later.

    November 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    • Thanks John, much appreciated.

      November 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm