Hello folks, and how are you today. This week has been dogged by rain and has literally been a wash out.
I've been having trouble with my website all week and the folks from Weebly seem to have no idea how to deal with it - indeed, as I type these words, I have no idea whether they are going to reach anyone at all, and if this is a complete waste of my time.
I pay these guys a hefty sum of money each year and if I cannot reach customers and readers, there's not much point to it, is there? I used to see a blank page when I tried to load my website on previous occasions, and now to my horror, the message above is what I can see.
We hosted a barbeque last weekend - and that was a washout too - it didn't rain heavily, but kept up a miserable drizzle which meant that everyone came indoors and the house was in a terrible state by the time we finished, with around twenty people tramping through it. Cleaning up has taken the bulk of my spare time, but everyone enjoyed themselves, and that was the main thing. Michael insisted on cooking outdoors on the barbeque - which although meant to be portable, is so heavy that we would need to harness it to an elephant to move it. The last time this happened to us a few years ago, four strong men were required to move the damn thing from the garden into the garage. With all the uncertainty and moving from the garden into the house, back and forth I was quite exhausted and forgot to get pictures, which is quite rare for me as I am generally quite snap happy.
Between furious bouts of cleaning up, redistributing leftover food into the freezer and to people who would take it home, I set out to create a soutache pendant and am still at the stage where it is only half finished. I've taken some pictures quickly with my phone, so that you can be part of my journey, as ever. Hopefully you will get to see it shortly when the guys from Weebly wake up and come to work in a couple of hours and I can set them to work sorting out my website.
This is how I intend to complete the piece next week, and find some way of stringing it into a necklace. The dichroic glass cabochon at the centre of the larger piece was bought at an art fair and is really pretty. Unfortunately, I cannot remember who the artisan was.
That's me for this week, folks. I shall go to work now, and sort out the good chaps from Weebly when I get back. If you can read this and have any suggestions for me, do share them in the comments below. I am thinking of moving over to Wordpress - what do you think? I know it will be hell on legs to make the move - but what choice do I have? This is annoying me so much, I've taken to grinding my teeth when I think of my website, and very soon I shall have no enamel left on my molars.
Catch you next week - hopefully, same time, same place
I'm Neena Shilvock, and I'm crazily addicted to jewellery. I've been designing and making quirky and interesting statement necklaces for the last five years and my passion hasn't cooled off one little bit - in fact it has got worse, such that I'm even dreaming jewellery.
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