Moved from Self Hosted to WordPress.com

Early 2021, still in COVID-19 lockdown, saw Hairy1Travels migrate from a self hosted site to WordPress.org. Read on for details of how and, more importantly, why. The effects of Lockdown Lockdown in 2020 meant many changes for most people, not excluding me. Work became hugely busy, trying to set users up to work from home,…

Christkindlmarket Chicago

Living The Q Life Going to the Christkindlmarket in Chicago was definitely an enjoyable experience. This is the second Christmas market that we have attended here in the States and, although there are some differences compared to those that we experienced in Germany, they have both been very authentic. It was extremely cold during our…

Canal View – Travels of the Hairy One

A view along the Leeds – Liverpool canal, at Shipley Wharf, a short walk from Saltaire. This view has probably been much the same for over a century. Source: Canal View – Travels of the Hairy One

Blue Photo Edit

Just trying an edit for a WordPress follower. Couldn’t do too much about the blue cast, but here’s an edit which seems to work. in XnView MP: Downloaded the low res shot; Reduced lightness, blue colour and saturation With the high res image I would use GIMP and mask the beak to bring up the…

Birmingham German Market – Christmas Time! — Travels of the Hairy One

Christmas is close when the Christmas markets start. For us the Birmingham German Market is the big event. For 2016 we stayed over and enjoyed it. The post Birmingham German Market – Christmas Time! appeared first on Travels of the Hairy One. via Birmingham German Market – Christmas Time! — Travels of the Hairy One

My 5 Key Travel Hardware Items

As travellers, bloggers and photographers we need to have some form of processing power available. Now I like to travel light, so over our last few trips I have been working to whittle down the hardware I am carrying, but still be able to process photos and blog. Of course doing this effectively requires a…