Ne’er cast a clout ’til may be out

seeded bagel with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs

This was my first Saturday since I finished my mentoring that I’ve actually been able to relax and have some time to myself. I was determined to be as lazy as possible, so I got up decadently late then cooked a scrummy brunch in my pjs.

hawthorn may blossom

I went for a walk in Crystal Palace Park (which is right opposite my flat so took no effort whatsoever) to enjoy the lovely sunshine. The may has finally blossomed so I cast my jacket and socks. It felt good!

feet on grass with green shoes{all Decorator’s Notebook}

After a couple of hours exposing my ghostly skin to the sun, I headed homeward to search for a new WordPress theme for my blog – I can’t believe how hard it is to find one I like! I am looking for a clean, simple design with a traditional one column layout, a proper sidebar and room for a header image at the top. Not hard you’d think, but lots of the ones available now seem to look more like website than blogs with a static front page of thumbnails which click to open individual posts rather than a scrolling format.

Should I be considering them? Do you mind blogs with a fixed front page like that or do you still prefer more traditional blog designs?

I’d love to know what you’ve done if you use WordPress.com too…

Comments

  1. says

    I struggled with themes on WordPress too, despite the good things I’d heard about it. A lot of choice but no complete control over the details. Something with fewer options but customisable themes would be better. I decided to stick with blogger.

  2. says

    I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you’d better get your cardi back on! That looks like Blackthorn blossom, and ‘may’ as in ‘ne’er cast a clout’ is Hawthorn – which I don’t think we’ll see in flower for another month or so (especially if it’s late like the Blackthorn as been!) The way to distinguish is that Blackthorn has flowers before leaves and Hawthorn has leaves before flowers‚Ķ Happy Spring though! It was a lovely weekend here too ;-)

  3. says

    I really do prefer the traditional blog layout, not those website type ones. In fact I really hate those! I do think it’s best to save up and have something custom made (can’t afford that myself yet though.)

  4. says

    Sounds like a blissful weekend (apart from the WordPress frustrations!).

    What do you think of the Twenty Eleven theme? The theme I use has this as its parent theme (1 column and a side bar) and has been customised by the designer to create a bespoke ‘child theme’ which I’ve had help from a friend modifying a bit more…

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