Sunday, 24 August 2014

Fancy one of the first copies of the 1st editions of The Pot-Belly Cook? 2 chances to win!!!

As you know the next book is almost, almost, almost ready to roll - (but not quite).

So in the meantime why not enter our competition to win one of the very first copies of the 1st edition  print run of  The Pot-Belly Cook and the Three-Legged Dog.

All you have to do is look at the pictures below and identify which iconic record covers they are based on and email your answers back to 

Just retweet this link on Twitter or Like and Share on Facebook.

competition closes on 01/11/14





Good luck.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

It's time to rebuild our website....  old site

Having made the obligatory amendments to the PBC, It was time to sit back and relax while the book goes off to the printers.

It would have been a nice plan, but life is never that easy.

All it took was a visit to our website  to realise that there is so much work still left to do.

In short, our website sucks!! It's disengaging, uninteresting and doesn't do us justice. It is one of those flat-pack almost-free-websites that you can get with a range of templates that somehow look all seem to look the same.  Drag something here, drop something there and ' hey presto' a website.

It's true that we don't have a massive back catalogue, but one day who knows.  (I am expecting the next 12 months to be very exciting with several other projects coming into fruition.)

Recently I concentrated  all my efforts towards the website and have messed about here and there with basic flash animations; before coming to the conclusion that if we are going to have a good website - I may as well build it myself.  I mean, if there already almost 1 billion websites, - how hard can it be?

With this in mind, I have decided to abandon updating our current website in favour of a brand spanking new one.

Thankfully I do have access to all the tools to make it one of those all singing, all dancing websites - what I don't have is the technical knowledge or the faintest idea where to start.

I dabbled initially with Flash, then with Fireworks and then Edge Animate, before having a look at Dreamweaver as a canvas to display to the world.... then I got a little bit down.

It's going to take ages to get my head around just one of these programs, let alone all of them - it's not just the software, it's the on-line tutorials and forums that use an almost alien vocabulary.

Seeing as I don't know any language I may as well try and slowly develop a knowledge of HTML5.  From what I can gather it's the one to know.

I have about 4 weeks to make it happen.