Notebook Pr0n – Midori Traveler’s Notebook

I do love a good notebook.  I have a frankly unhealthy collection of Moleskines, Paperblanks, Archie Grand and Leuchtturms.  This is one brand that I haven’t managed to get my hands on:

MIDORI TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK.

An expandable, customisable piece of leather loveliness.  There are so many options for making this book your own, and nobody demonstrates that quite like Patrick Ng.  Have a look at his blog to find out more about these gorgeous notebooks.

Traveler's Factory store in Meguro, Tokyo

Photo from Patrick Ng’s Photostream on Flickr.

Back to a Standard Theme

Recently, PigPog has been using a completely custom-written theme. It wasn’t too much work to write the basics, but I had lots of plans for updating it to include special handling of different post formats, and other things, so it would do a much better job of showing off photos, and could keep little updates (like this one) out of the way of ‘real’ blog posts and articles. None of the plans ever happened, because it was just more work than I ever wanted to spend the time on. So it just sat there, unused and barely loved.

Now, I’ve switched it all the way back to the default Twenty Eleven theme, with just a few relatively small tweaks to the CSS. And this time, I’ve made the small tweaks in the nice official way, by creating a child theme. That way, when the theme gets updated, I shouldn’t have to do any work.

So far, we’re both quite happy with it. It looks nice enough, and gives us support for some features that have been stopping us using this site. No idea if that means we’ll actually start posting here again, but it’s worth a try.

The Header Photos

When we switched PigPog over to using a slightly adjusted version of the default Twenty Eleven theme, we needed some photos to use for the header images, so it had a few to choose from when picking random photos. This is a gallery of all the photos we used, to keep them together so you can see the whole picture instead of just the narrow sections used in the header.

The Fish Shed and other fantastic eateries on our doorstep.

The Fish Shed at Dart’s Farm is one of our favourite local restaurants, and we’ve been meaning to explore Topsham more.  This article from 2011 is a nice reminder of how fortunate we are to live in Devon.

Exeter and Topsham’s 10 best budget restaurants, cafes and delis | Travel | guardian.co.uk.