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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
My New Digs
Well, it's taken a while but for me was so worth the wait. Here is my new skin!

Thanks must go to Ximena from Lobstersquad who took my ideas and made sense from them. Isn't the header so beautiful? Also thanks to Susie from Bluebird Blogs who put the whole damn thing together in such a great way and patiently explained some computer stuff that I still have no idea about! Like block quotes.

As to the name change I felt it was necessary as food for thought is a popular name for blogs, I know of three others, plus it seemed to be a heading in a lot of side bars. I'm kind of sad to be retiring the name as at the beginning I felt it suited the way my blog was written.

In the header there are a few personal references which I will explain in a future post as I think Lobstersquad would like to post something about the whole process, maybe we will do a linked posting.

Anyway enjoy for now, change your link name if you've a mind to, though the address hasn't changed. Normal transmissions will resume shortly!

So what do you think?
  posted at 1:16 pm

At 3:37 pm, Blogger Kalyn said...

I think it's just fantastic. I'm just amazed at what some people can do. I wouldn't have a clue how to do most of this stuff (luckily I have my brother because I probably couldn't afford to pay anyone!) Will change the name the next time I update links, hopefully soon although I'm always seriously behind on adding new people.

At 3:38 pm, Blogger Kalyn said...

Hey, one more thing. Since you're not changing the url (very smart!) I wonder if you can still change the name in rss readers. I read your blog in bloglines and it's still going to say Food for Thought. Just wondering.

At 4:43 pm, Blogger plum said...

Wow! Snazzy! Very easy to find things now. I haven't even updated my links in about a year.

At 4:59 pm, Anonymous Tanna said...

Oh, Neil I am overwhelmed. This is totally awesome.
Maybe I can see M on the end drawing and with a doll? So you did hook up with Lobstersquad! I'm so excited. It looks fab! Can't wait for the stories!
I do love this community or is it a family? anyway it's really neato.

At 5:11 pm, Blogger Ed Charles said...

Neil, this is great. Makes my revamp look very dull. Happy new skin! Love themasthead especially.

At 6:39 pm, Anonymous Cin said...

Wow, Neil. I love it, especially the header!

At 7:15 pm, Blogger mellie said...

Hey Neil. Absolutely LOVE the new duds! Glad to see I'm sitting at your table - I'm the fourth chick from the left - black hair holding up a bottle of vino :-)

At 8:21 pm, Blogger Haalo said...

WOW! Fantastic new look - it's been worth the wait.

At 11:21 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Utterly utterly gorgeous dah-ling! :)

Loooove the masthead by the ever-talented Ximena. Great colour scheme too. Well done!

At 11:47 pm, Blogger Kalyn said...

Woo Hoo. Just got this in my rss feed with the new name!!

At 3:25 am, Anonymous Brett said...

Brilliant, Neil. The name is great. I love Ximena's work - the duck is especially priceless.

At 3:42 am, Blogger Alanna said...

Simply gorgeous, the site and Ximena's drawings. Very classy.

At 2:01 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi kalyn, I'm so with you, no way can I do this stuff. Thanks for the tip about changing the name in my site feed.

Hi plum, I know what you mean, I hate changing mine but now I have to make some additions.

Hi tanna, this is all your fault! You're right about M. Yep, it's a great community indeed.

Hi ed, I love the masthead too, Ximena is very talented.

Hi cin, it's such a great highlight, isn't it?

Hi Mellie, you're turn to pour, glad you could make it.

Hi haalo, it has been a long time in coming, I don't know why because it was such fun to do. Maybe not having to do the coding helped.

Hi helen, *air kiss, air kiss*, you're such a sweetie! She's pretty good all right.

Hi brett, I was a bit sad about giving up food for thought, but the new name sits well with me. I love that duck too.

Hi alanna, thanks for that, I think we are all glowing a little bit more today!


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