A brand new look–and a brand new jersey

Dear Doris,

Apologies for the sustained silence but, if you’ve been following my public posts you’ll know it has been all go at this end, as Bottom would doubtless have remarked to Oberon if the Blarney Crone and not the Bard had written A Midsummer Night’s Dream 😉

Inspired by your rigorous updating of the DBLW window display, I have decided it is time to change the look of my blog and so have been grappling with widgets and trying to understand answers to FAQs written by dear boys with a perfect grasp of HTML coding but no real command of the English language.All very tasking I can tell you but, as always, your feedback will be appreciated.

I went to Delaware today on the train: America’s first state and the credit card capital of the US. Beyond that there is little to say–but as always Perry Como says it best. Enjoy–and keep in touch, Blabs

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to A brand new look–and a brand new jersey

  1. Doris says:

    Dear Blabs,

    Worry ye not. I have indeed been following your posts and have seen for myself that it is all go for you. A day in your life is like a week in my own life, or, in Flo’s case, a month.

    Your website has benefited from its spring clean and most definitely gets the DBLW seal of sprucing approval. And it has made me re-consider my own paltry offering which, in any case, these days is little more than a honey trap for those seeking Brazilian ladies.

    Today was half-day closing for DBLW and Flo and I partook in a little brainstorming session after locking the front door. After the failure of our student discount scheme and then the poor uptake for the DBLW Summer Internship we needed some fresh ideas. We suspended a pad of A4 paper over a clothes rail to act as flip chart paper, agreed that no idea would be a bad idea, and off we went. Well I could have ground my teeth down to dust; Flo was off the leash metaphorically-speaking coming up with all sorts of ridiculous suggestions, which I had to write down of course, in the spirit of the thing. In the end I had to tell her: “Too blue sky, Flo,” I said. “Take it down a notch or two.”

    Everyone here has Election Fever although you might call it Yellow Fever since we all vote Liberal Democrat in this part of the world (I have a picture of Vince Cable in my kitchen). The country is on its knees economically and there’s talk of a double-dip recession and stormy waters ahead but DBLW will not be blown off course.

    And other than that, the clocks have gone forward an hour and that’s about all there is to report at the moment.

    With much affection,


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