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Summer is Coming!

Last year I was given one of these beach tents to try and I dug my heels in saying “No Way!” but I think I may have missed out.

My sister took the beautiful but overlooked shade to the beach for a week and swore by it saying it was the star of the holiday.

It did look funky but my concern was the time putting it up and down. She assured me that it was quick and when compared to the the extra time it allowed you to stay on the beach without being burned, it was a win for the family.

I now see the point but do you think i can get her to give it back? No … well I might have to go buy one myself this year 🙂


New Ryan Adams Album Self-Titled

I have been a long-time Ryan Adams fan so this new self-titled album is making my day at work bareable … its pretty classic Ryan on first listen …

What do you think?



Advice for New School Mums (and Old)

School Mum is a website full of tips, tricks, advice and fun for School Mums by School Mums.

There are thousands of experts who claim to know the best thing you should be doing for your child but depending on who you’re listening to and what you’re reading it can differ from one extreme to the next.

This website is not about experts it is about stories.  Stories of school mums and their experiences working out school life, their child’s development and all the crazy busyness that comes with that.

Come and read stories, share your experiences and join us on the journey of SCHOOL MUM!!


K2 Image Upload Error in Items

I had to increase my max-execution time to 180 (secs) to fix this error

PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded


What is the Joomla 3 login URL

Are you looking for the Joomla login URL to create a new SEF URL for this page, or you have lost your Joomla login link, or are simply looking the Joomla user login module, you can very easily access it if you go to this link:




Exercise Together

I have always observed and sometimes joined the throng of exercisers along the waterfront at Sandgate. Its such a great place to get out in the sunshine and increase the heart-rate a little, burn some calories or just catch up with a friend.

Well now there is a new way beat those procrastinating ways by joining a group fitness squad and benefiting form the added motivation that it brings. You also get expert support and direction from Katie or Tim who know how to keep things fun while working the group just enough.

Both of these guys did their Certificate III in Fitness at the Academy of Fitness and so they really know what they are doing. They can suggest a wide variety of activities from the usual stretches, warmups and runs to kettle bells, team exercises and games. Pets too get a workout.

Check it out if you (like me) need some motivation to keep turning up!


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE

filezillaWhen uploading themes especially in WordPress I sometimes get this error:

WordPress – Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE

My solution is check FTP settings are to binary transfer.

In FileZilla 2.2.32, go Edit > Settings > File transfer settings > ASCII/Binary. Set it to always binary: that should do the trick.

In FileZilla 3.5.0 the setting is in Edit > Settings > Transfers > File Types > Default transfer type > Binary.



WordPress SQL Import Error #1064

I exported a database as a backup that was working fine. When I imported the database to the same exact server, folder, etc. I got this error:

There is a chance that you may have found a bug in the SQL parser. Please examine your query closely, and check that the quotes are correct and not mis-matched. Other possible failure causes may be that you are uploading a file with binary outside of a quoted text area. You can also try your query on the MySQL command line interface. The MySQL server error output below, if there is any, may also help you in diagnosing the problem. If you still have problems or if the parser fails where the command line interface succeeds, please reduce your SQL query input to the single query that causes problems, and submit a bug report with the data chunk in the CUT section below: —-BEGIN CUT—- eNo1jUEKwjAURIXu/inmADHkpwYxu1JCu0iTmFQ9gYtushP09qaCs3oMjxmXc8wWI2PU8C5YMDSY qayt7oiWT7l6CyON7NWxV5LpVjJiERgmF1aBu2vmY6sY5xwX11Ql9YXSMlicGhtKc9otEcs+1Es+ w2/19SY/hMniWen3Qd3hny8nMiDI —-END CUT—- —-BEGIN RAW—- ERROR: C1 C2 LEN: 1 2 11 STR:

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How To Fix Moodle File Picker Not Loading

We had a situation where the moodle file picker would not load and just showed a loading sign ….. We fixed this by:

  1. We turned javascript caching off

Others suggested also that they turned the combined YUI combo loading off but we didn’t have to.

I then turned the caching back on and it worked ok. POssible clearing the cache too would have done it.


Contact form 7 checkboxes – one per line

When I need checkboxes in a contact 7 form I usually want them each on a separate line.

We add this simple link of code to our stylesheet. It will insert a linebreak between all checkboxes or radio buttons in your forms built with Contact Form 7.

span.wpcf7-list-item {

That works a treat.