Month: September 2018


This cottage is in the grounds of Cambridge Botanical Gardens. From the road you get this view. There’s a little stream next to the road, right in the foreground and not so obvious in this shot. I took the photo yesterday when Tamara and I were walking back from an appointment just down the road from there. I went into the Botanical Gardens today and thought it was an opportunity to see the rear of the cottage. I could see the roof and the upper floor, but that was all because the building is surrounded by a high wooden fence. Outside of that is a vegetable garden and a gate that says ‘private’. It’s like a gingerbread house, near but out of reach. Photo taken with iPhone 6.

When Gutenberg Is In Core On Self-hosted WordPress

This post is not about It is about – the version of WordPress that you can download and import into your own self-hosted website, as many people do. Although this posts is not about, I think there are lots of people who do have their own self-hosted sites as well as sites here on, and that is my reason for posting it here. By way of background – at the moment, Gutenberg is available as a plugin for self-hosted sites. Soon though it will be added to the core code of WordPress. It occurred to me today that some of the extra Gutenberg blocks that people are making, and which are available as plugins, could start to clutter up sites with lots of plugins. So I asked a question. I have asked this question today everywhere I can think of. I have asked it on the Gutenberg forum and on the Gutenberg group on Facebook, and on WPTavern, a website that specialises in all things WordPress. I have had some answers …

Why Is It Copywriting?

I asked three copywriters about the word ‘copywriting’. I asked Tom Albrighton, asking ‘Why is copywriting, as in writing copy, one word? I should point out that my wife was a book editor and worked for many well-known publishers, and things like ‘copywriting’ and ‘copywriter’ jump out at her. A copywriter – a writer of copy. Yes, but how did copywriting come about? Why not copy writing? Tom replied: “Good question.” This is his book – the one that my wife spotted on my pile of books. I asked Glenn Fisher, saying ‘My wife and I were talking and she noticed a book on my pile of books and asked a question, which I am putting to you as a person with a wide education who talks about the benefit of reading around a subject. Can you tell me why the art of copywriting is not the art of copy writing? How did it come to be this one word ‘copywriting’?’ Glenn replied, saying “The honest answer is I have no idea. But it’s an …