Monday, March 22, 2010

New Blog Topstrip

I am making some efforts to both change and brighten up this blog. I use a template (Sand Dollar) provided by Blogger, but have not changed to any others simply because I have not found a template that I like better than Sand Dollar. There are plenty of templates available on the web - but I have decided to make my own changes by adding to the Sand Dollar template I use. I have changed the layout slightly, as well as some colours and fonts.

The main change so far is that I have added a new topstrip graphic to replace the old simple brown box with the blog title. I have had some fun adding graphics to create the new graphic:

From left-to-right, the pictures are:
  • Roma and I on our wedding day - 13th September, 1986 (XOXOX)
  • Preston North End crest - my fav team
  • Roma in 1984 - a photo I have had in my wallet for 26 years
  • A Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - my bike
  • The Beatles
  • Me in 2008
  • George Best - the greatest ever footballer
  • Harley-Davidson logo - my fav brand
  • Me on Harley outside NCI - 2009 photo for "Inside NCI" magazine
  • The cover of my book
  • Mum and Dad's wedding day - 22nd October, 1958
  • Calliostoma zizyphinum (L.) - my PhD was based on the morphology of this topshell
  • Me in 1984
  • John Lennon - my idol
  • Patrick Pearse - another idol
  • Map of Co Wicklow - so that I'll never forget where I am from

Not on the topstrip, but will be added:
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • iPhone

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