Not quite new year, but a new look anyway

Finally had a chance to sit down and repair the site after this weekend’s hacking, and decided to take the opportunity to give it a whole new look. Hopefully all the problems have been fixed now, but please let me know if you spot anything out.

Because of Christmas and everything else, there are unlikely to be any new posts here until 2016, so I’ll take this chance to wish you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading, sharing, commenting and everything else during the past twelve months, and hopefully there’ll be more of the same during the next twelve months!


The joy of automation allows me to post this while I’m asleep. As with previous years, I’ve donated to Shelter instead of sending Christmas cards out, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a good time now and into 2013.

And now for the traditional picture of Colchester as it’s not looking right now. If tradition holds like last year, then this will hopefully conjure up weather so nice on Christmas Day it’ll be decent weather to go for a bike ride.


Worth Reading 84: Linkcrime

The Problem With Liberal Democrats In Government – That sound you hear? Jennie Rigg hitting a nail perfectly on the head.
Let’s end this Christmas Psalms Race – Jim Jepps has some entirely reasonable suggestions for keeping Christmas entirely within December.
Welcome to Pyongyang – Simon Titley discusses Liberal Democrat internal democracy on Liberator’s blog.
The rise of UKIP: what does it all mean? – Analysis from Dr Rob Ford on Political Betting.
Is politics impossible for ordinary people? – “Can an ordinary person sustain the disdain bordering on hatred directed at politicians (of all parties) mixed with the irrational and overly emotional expectations of modern voters?”