Blog Edits-Info


A short interlude on wordpress hassle around menu’s (blog menu’s) – and then the new Venture for Tuition and courses that’s a continuation from 2012.

Just found out from Twitter that Nottinghamshire County Council are advertising Digital Champions via a Hampshire Company – its a cool idea but to really find out how websites are made, and how to set up the basics or just have a good startup course, a real tuition situation is a sound idea with a qualified tutor.

If you share course time with others, or book a hall for a group – or organise a talk with an existing group: that’s a good place to start and the cost is shared.  That way you are sure of the person in your space or who you are meeting, know they have a dbs and can be confident that the information you are receiving is correct – and computers are safe and the information is appropriate.

Check the Tuition link below.

This blog menu hassle  – It will take lots of data to find another theme that’s similar, that will allow customisation of the menu or have the right colour and position in the first place and have the ability to load all the header pics that were on the blog before –  patience and lots of data time … soon …etc

<Luckily the INFORMATION that’s on the pages is still really cool – particularly if you want a day or a weekend away with family or friends – and lots of UK info on the set of UK pages.  Click the menu options.

sigh … If the theme on wollypark could just go back to a white menu …. or a green one … sometimes when wordpress change their system we small folk get left out – it could be changed for $99 – but a new theme might be cool for a change  (i’ll find a solution soon it will just take gb’z of data.)

 Meanwhile everyone locally, ENJOY the Summer.  Checkout the new tuition site:-


which is a micro business for Tuition and other concepts and has a quote contact form and pricing.

Also the site for donations at

the reason to ask for donations is that there are now 1650 following accounts and nearly 1000 followers which is excellent. The wollaton_nottm twitter and the future plans to explore social media analytics are going to take lots of datatime – and the Librarians aren’t allowed to let us make info for paid work in the library – so its bband at home!

and if you are interested in either – contact using the info form or the email.

Donations for running the Wollaton_nottm twitter and the blog would be gratefully received. Plus of course requests for quotes for the Computer Courses or Tuition.

We are working towards the Nottingham Aim Higher concept (Plan Higher?) – where everyone is entitled to a work life balance and the opportunity for Education and to do well in life – as well as to have some quality leisure time and some reasonably well paid work. Its part of our human rights and they should not be withdrawn – its not possible to withdraw humanity as a concept anyway … its just a necessity in the real world: if there isn’t enough money to go round then its a small piece of land and time to grow food and leisure time and enough energy to help sustain ourselves! Green growing info blog links soon. From the internet – Radford Gardeners Assoc link is on here too.

Outdoors, health, info, fun, entertainment … Six weeks to forget whats already learnt etc etc!

Wifi and Mifi – The Librarians can cope with us computer folk for a while and the wifi is of course free there – which is supa but there are so many opportunities and the library closes at 7pm. … …

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There’s info on Courses and prices on the link.

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Just so you dont have to search the whole site, page upates go here.

theres a full set of pages on the right.

Aug 2013

Most significant edit – an addition to the Painting page, a new link at the end of the page


To begin with, the Page Edits were added as they occurred – new info going onto the blog with new pages and no chance of sorting the menu on an android phone left little alternative – since then there have been many updates and in 2013 the UK set of pages have been added – the menu is tidied up on the computer and hey presto all that’s left is to go back over each page (on the android?) and see if the whole blog works together: thats quite a long task but possible. The pages have copies made with ‘snagit’ – a computer programme thats really cool.

It’s wasn’t possible to choose the size of the early uploaded images with the wordpress app on android phones, and as the aim of the blog is to make it 95% from an android smartphone the images are to stay the size they are currently. With the latest app update the new pics have a choice of image sizes, Dec 2011.

This info happened in the beginning as pages were made and updates happened.

I am printing a copy of my page edits as they are created for security.

categories will be on the early posts soon hopefully, i’ve only just found how to add them with the wordpress app

Page Edits here, as they happen.

Commencing 23 Nov 2011.

For post info see the post page, or the Archive.  At some point a page edit category to be included on pages and then readers can search for them, maybe via an ‘aside post’ but that’s a risky task on an app, so has to be completed on the pc.

17 06 2012
Nottm The Civil War Years
The Establishment

Pages added

12 06 2012
The Carnival Page added

08 06 2012

A Local Blogs link page added
07 06 2012
A buzz activity page has been added
A new twitter Wollaton_nottm made
and additions to
Star Party page

08 05 2012
Enjoy England & Olympics 2012 Sporty evening for the procession of the Olympic Torch in Nottm.

13 04 2012

Big Wide World Page – links added

09 04 2012
Other Notts Parks page, links added
Image Sites and Architecture Events Pages, also more links

03 04 2012

Enjoy England & Olympics 2012 Page added
01 04 2012
Android and Computer Page
31 03 2012
Opening times…travel… Trent Barton travel Derbys an zigzag ticket update
Earth Hour Page, Earth Hour starts 2012
25 03 2012
Find Stuff page, nt geocacheing explanation link
Events Page Splendour 2012 link

New Geography Page
Big Wide World Page comment added
16 03 2012
Events Page
2012 and Facebook Nottm WhatsOn link
15 03 2012
Book Page added and Pubs near & Far…twitter added
14 03 2012
Gardens Page added
14 03 2012
Leicestershire Page added
14 03 2012
Derbyshire Page Bakewell Market added
23 02 2012
Travel and Weather Page amended to include the Ordinance Survey blog.

Blog Info Page
Photo Editor app info

Travel and weather page, 02 Feb met office link for weather…

Image sites page
Uni of Nottingham Flickr link added with Chinese New Year pics (the link is at the end of the page)

Geology page added

2012 Edits   where is underline on the pc?  code?


Birds page (subsidiary of Seasons and Nature) has info on the Beautiful blog link which has been added on the right

Tags being added when the pc is used ~(most of this blog is made from an android smartphone and tags just aren’t on the app).


Making Blogs page added and the Blog info page amended to a subsidiary page


Archive post page made


important post… wiki and other sites are under threat from legistlation pending in the USA many sites are blacked out in protest or have a black ribbon…this blog elected to post the protest info and add a protest post with image. Am fed up with black for reasons you can see in the blog posts 15 Jan.

Stary Skies page added and new Star Party header… random headers change with the pages.
Early Wollaton the tudors telly prog info link with catherine willoughby d’eresby

Birds page, RSPB reserves added


Early Wollaton Willoughby ancestry info


The Menu and the Header images have been changed as it’s almost the end of the 12 days of Christmas


Earth Hour page

Astronomy constellation info, also Astronomy Twitter



Constellation info, Earth Hour Page… and Astronomy Twitter


Added project possibilities to Find stuff page


Christmas page change to 12 days of Christmas


Earth Hour Page

United Nations climate change conference link added

Sport Page Nottm Forest link added

Find Stuff Page British learning council xmas games info link added.


Shopping Centres Page added

Carols in the Village Page added and menu updated on the smartphone via the browser

Blog info page, menu edit info added


Events and Xmas Markets

Craft Fair comment added and DH Lawrence country village pic


Early Wollaton

Page edited, Oakamoor iron furnace Channel4-Discovery History programme link

Big Wide World page edit mid page, UK copyright info link


Big Wide World edited x 2

About page added


Big Wide World page added

menu changed (on the pc) – 3rd version, yes i had to do it all again as the menu function doesn’t just edit

various links and an rss widget and feed added


Christmas page edited, National Trust Events link added.

Edited menu on pc.

Edited blog info page …prob with menus drop down options.

Other Parks title changed and tidied on pc.

Events xmas markets and

What’s on pages edited with latest Nottm City events info, android.

Weather page edited to add travel info


Ancient History page added

British History Timeline page added

Weather Info page added


Earth Page

Constellations and Satellite view added (its on the internet with the ability to put a city name in for the pic it’s not dodgy).


Image Page

Two pics Railway repairs wollaton


Woodland in Notts page

Woodland Trust and Jubilee project added

Find Stuff page

Nature Detective Winter activities added

Header changed

santa, camillia house, changing


Earth Hour page added

Christmas page

Clumber Park Christmas Events link

Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest and Thoresby Estate and Experience Nottingham Christmas links

and local shopping.

Other Parks nearby page

Thoresby estate and Clumber Park added

Carpark and Travel page

Radio Nottingham Twitter link

Whats on page

see christmas page edit

Image page

National Trust image page link

Early Wollaton page

Shakespeare, Armada context info and wiki link



Pages update..

Other Links page edit …

Natural England link added

(in response from a nature conservancy tweet that i found was from a USA based company, the UK site is better for the UK).

New Page added


Find Stuff page edit

Things to do in Woodlands


24-11 pages update

Craft Centre Page added

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