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Post Expiry

Post Expiry is a simple Wordpress plugin that allows you to set a category to move your post into at a specified date. It was initially created for use on Best Competitions to move competitions that had finished into the 'Previous Competitions category'. read more...

By | March 3rd, 2011|Tech Blog, Wordpress|3 Comments

WAMP not working

This conflict has already been well documented but if you don't know that Skype is the culprit, it's pretty hard to find in a Google Search. I've decided to post here and include a few key words that might help some people trying to search out the answer. The WAMP taskbar icon on my machine [...]

By | January 23rd, 2011|Drupal, General Internet, Tech Blog, Wordpress|0 Comments

The Wedding

Well we did it! After 18 months planning (or putting off planning as the case often was), Phil and I got married in Taupo on the 8th of January 2011. The ceremony was held at Huka Falls Resort where we were surrounded by 53 of our close friends and family. A huge thanks goes out [...]

By | January 19th, 2011|Life, New Zealand, Travel Blog|0 Comments

Wedding Website

Our wedding website is now live. It's a simple hand-coded design providing only the essentials. As we move closer to the date I hope to introduce some new features that include Twitter & Flickr integration and the use of media queries to display mobile-friendly versions.

By | October 26th, 2010|Tech Blog|0 Comments

CBeebies is live!

It seems since arriving in London I've dropped off the grid a little bit. I was lucky to land a role at the BBC while in transit so have been working pretty solidly since. Today I'm excited to be able to announce what it is I've been doing, as the relaunch of CBeebies goes live. [...]

By | September 28th, 2010|Tech Blog|0 Comments

Backpacking Journalist

I've just finished a custom Wordpress theme for Chloe, Backpacking Journalist. Chloe was flexible in her requirements which gave me the opportunity to play with some new CSS3 features - adding text shadows and a few rounded corners. The logo uses the wonderful Lobster font and the theme was created from the WP Candy base [...]

By | August 23rd, 2010|Tech Blog, Wordpress|0 Comments


Time sure flies when you're having fun. It's also a little tricky to write blog posts when your hotel doesn't actually have the free internet access they promised on their website. Excuses aside, our short trip to Paris in June was amazing. Here are a few photos to sum it up:

By | July 12th, 2010|France, Travel Blog|0 Comments


We've arrived in Langkawi - a group of 99 islands off the west coast of Malaysia. Langkawi draws in tourists due to its duty free status but doesn't feel nearly as touristy as Phuket. It appears to be the perfect balance - infrastructure (such as attractions and public ammenities) are in place but there are [...]

By | January 20th, 2010|Malaysia|0 Comments

Kuala Lumpur

After spending Christmas and New Years in New Zealand, we've started our journey to London. Since it's such a long trip, we've decided to stop off at a few places along the way. First stop has been Kuala Lumper where we are currently in day 2 of a 3 day stay. We spent yesterday exploring [...]

By | January 16th, 2010|Malaysia|0 Comments

6 Essential WordPress Plugins

I've got a few sites running on Wordpress now and use most of the same plugins. Here are the plugins I consider the 'base plugins' for every blog I start: 1. Google XML Sitemaps What it does: Generates an xml sitemap and submits it to, Google, Bing and Yahoo. Why you should use it: [...]

By | December 5th, 2009|Wordpress|1 Comment