Welcome to my new Abode

It has been exactly a month since my last blog and I have some serious withdrawal symptoms at this stage. I would like to say I was on a holiday, that I am back now, tanned and refreshed, batteries completely recharged, but no, that’s just wishful thinking! I was actually moving house –ย of a sort anyway! I decided that it was silly to have a website in one place and a blog in another so it was time to amalgamate the two and rather than take the easy option, I decided both needed to move! Hence I spent the time creating a new place for both to live…. and here it is!

So come in, sit down and pull up a cosy chair… I’ll put the kettle on!

cup of tea
photo credit: a little tune via photopin cc

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful of life events and now I can testify that a virtual move is almost as bad! First there was the hours of trawling through themes (I eventually chose this one, and would recommend it!). Then deciding what I want to go where – and working out how to fit that into the theme. All was going well until I decided to migrate the blog to it’s new site! The migration bit is easy, but then I also wanted to transfer over all links, google rankings etc. That is when it all went a little pear shaped… and I managed to crash the whole site late last Thursday night… Yup that was a cheery moment!

All’s well that ends well though, and I have a few people I really must thank for that …. firstly, the man who designed the theme, Rohit Tripathi, who came to the rescue after just one e-mail! I also have to thank James from webhost.ie for being so helpful and patient with the never ending barrage of questions; and a really big thanks to all my fellow Irish Parenting Bloggers for all their tips and advice and in particular their support and encouragement when it all went wrong!

As you can see there is still plenty of “housework” and “decorating” to be done but I’m glad to be back! My regular Science related blogs should resume shortly so let me know if you have any new questions for me and I’d love to hear what you think of my new abode!


Science blogger and writer; Owner of Dr. How's Science Wows; Mother of three junior scientists who have taught me that to be a great scientist you need to look at life through the eyes of a child!

16 thoughts on “Welcome to my new Abode

  • March 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Yay! Beautiful new site Naomi, worth all of your efforts and heartache. The pictures are just stunning; I have a feeling my boys will be dying to get stuck in when they’re older ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks so much April, hope the boys have lots of fun exploring science with you x

  • February 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Love the new site- colours are fab. Can’t wait for my little one to be old enough to enjoy your blog with me!

    • February 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Thanks so much Laura, it is starting to feel like home :0)

  • February 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I am happy to help. I am glad everything Worked out for you.


    • February 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Rohit, really appreciate your help!

  • February 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I love love the new site. Fun and professional looking. You definitely live up to your name, Wow. Well done. After a difficult few days I’m sure you’re happy and it’s all been worth it. Enjoy and every success.

    • February 24, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks so much Tric, I am feeling a lot better about it now ;0) I must get you to write my bio or something with all those lovely compliments!

  • February 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Welcome to your new abode Naomi. Love the theme you picked and I have to say I commend you on your bravery ๐Ÿ™‚ Have thought of doing the same on several occasions but have chickened out each and every time. Maybe someday…… Wishing you all the best with your fantastic new website.

    • February 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks so much Mary, I am feeling a lot better about it with all these lovely comments I am receiving! Hope you enjoy if you do make the switch and remember to come back and ask me for the “what not to do bit” ;0)

    • February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks Aedin :0)

  • February 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

    OOoo Naomi! I love it…..must have been a fair bit of work. I also do the odd bit of spring cleaning and tweaking the old blog, can be a bit hair raising…….best of luck with your new abode:~)

    • February 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Thanks so much Catherine, yes I was thinking that this morning, both the virtual and real abodes need a good spring cleaning ;0)

  • February 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Woo hoo! congratulations Naomi!! You have had a rough month but hopefully now everything is ironed out and sorted: onwards and upwards ๐Ÿ™‚ looks fantastic! and really looking forward to (re)learning all that science that I now realise I never learned in the first place!!!

    • February 24, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Emily, still plenty to do but delighted to be this side of it all :0)

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