The World Through My Eyes: Seeing Red

Prickly pear cactus

As a result of this week’s WordPress system update, I couldn’t access the Dashboard of my blog for almost 24 hours.  

When finally I managed to log-in, I was preparing the draft of a post which was scheduled for yesterday (Friday) in which I would offer the followers of East of Málaga the chance to WIN 6 HANDWRITTEN POSTCARDS FROM SPAIN.

I pressed the “Preview” button and …. up popped a box to say that my draft had been posted!   GRRRR!

Strangely, the post didn’t appear on the blog, but that didn’t stop the message going out to followers via Notifications in the Reader, by email, on Facebook and Twitter.  Of course, this meant that when anyone clicked on the link to the post – they received the Error 404 message that the post could not be found!  

Sorry about that, folks.

Annoyingly, when yesterday came around and the scheduled post finally posted to the blog, NO NOTIFICATIONS were sent out by WordPress in the Reader, by email, on Facebook or Twitter!  

Technology, huh ….. SHEESH!!

I don’t want anyone to miss out on the chance to WIN just because WordPress screwed up – so if you didn’t receive the notification, please head over to yesterday’s post for your chance to WIN 6 HANDWRITTEN POSTCARDS FROM SPAIN – which is my way of saying a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has supported and followed my blog.

Always assuming that when I press “Publish” – you get notified about THIS POST, of course!

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All change: A New Camera and a New Theme

Sardines on the beach at Torre del Mar, Spain

Sardines cooking over an open fire on the beach during this year´s  San Juan celebration in Torre del Mar, Spain.


My old camera went on the blink early last month, so I had to look for a replacement.   I need a camera that is light, and easy to take with me when I´m travelling, with plenty of features, yet not too expensive.     Hmmm … not too demanding, am I?

I don´t profess to be anything more than an interested, amateur photographer – but I know what I like,  and I keep trying to improve my images.   I do enjoy taking photographs and I think that´s half the battle.

Anyway, after much deliberation, I decided on the Canon PowerShot SX220HS and I´m loving it!

So, to celebrate my new camera,  I have decided to change the look of my blog to showcase the photos better.

What do you think?  Would you let me know as I value your comments?

Thanks – Marianne