Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë

I didn't remember to wish any of the Brontë siblings a happy birthday on here yet, so today, as it is their only brothers birthday, I thought I'd acknowledge it. Branwell Brontë is 200 years old today. He was a rather troubled soul that many see as a tragic character who always seemed to lose… Continue reading Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë


The Ever Evolving Blog

Periodically, I tend to just get terribly bored of the way my blog looks, so I recently threw caution to the wind and changed the theme and form. It took me a long time to get it how I wanted it (even then, I am not completely enamoured). It needs to happen though – I… Continue reading The Ever Evolving Blog


Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

Continuous Strings has been around for six years now, how awesome is that? It has helped me express myself in a way that has kept me encouraged to write. I just wish I could win the lottery, buy a flat in Whitby and just spend six months writing... That is how much a I love… Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog


Thing 1 & 2: 23 Things for Digital Knowledge

My manager came across a course ran by the University of Edinburgh called "23 Things for Digital Knowledge" and felt it was something I could do for personal development (my role, like so many these days, is leaning towards more digital output). It is a step-by-step programme, mainly aimed at their own staff and students (but… Continue reading Thing 1 & 2: 23 Things for Digital Knowledge

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Why I Don’t Get On With Springtime

With the advent of spring, brings the rise of hope and expectation – new life, warmer days and bluer skies, scrubbed clean by the winters clouds, snow and rain. We emerge from the winter as animals from burrows – awake and alert for the prospect of better times. That isn’t me. I’ve not always gotten… Continue reading Why I Don’t Get On With Springtime


The Nerdy Coolness of Blog Stats

I do like to have a mooch at the statistics for this blog. Not that I care for traffic, it is more out of interest to see what people are looking at and what country they come from. As I can’t see search terms anymore (cheers Google/Wordpress), I just see what pages have been read… Continue reading The Nerdy Coolness of Blog Stats