10 Years Ago

10 years ago today was a very long day, not in the literal sense it was obviously still only 24 hours long, but it certainly felt longer!

I’d been in hospital for a few days and the 15th November 2012 was when I was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia) (yes I did have to Google the spelling!)

3 years of treatment later that was it, seems like almost nothing now but for a while it was a massive part of my lift, for the first year I think I spent about 9 months in hospital!

I’ve been off chemo for 7 years now so I think technically I’m in remission so go me!!

I did want to find my old blog backup and get it imported as I wrote a more detailed post a few years ago but if I find it ill update this post.

I do wish I’d kept a diary at the time, would of given me something to do when I was in hospital for weeks at a time! Would of been something to look back on too, even whilst still on chemo I could of reminded myself of when it was worse.

So yea 10 years!

I found the old backup and imported it all, here’s the post from 5 years ago:

5 Years Ago Today Change My Life!

New Blog, Again!

I think this is the second or third time I’ve brought my blog back to life after getting bored or letting the domain expire, so we’ll see if I keep going this time!

At the moment I don’t know where my old blogs backup is so I may be starting from scratch!

Not a lot else to say at the moment, so that’ll do.


I’ve been back a week or so now, but few weeks ago me and two mates went on a Club 18-30s holiday to Bulgaria.

It was really good! From the first day we decided we wanted to go back already! Everything was really cheap (50p for a pint of beer!!) and the weather was amazing! Met some great people who we had a good laugh with and just generally really enjoyed it!

Drunk a fair amount so been having a few weeks off drinking since I’ve been back!

I would recommend it as a great place to go!

Dempsey in Bulgaria
Dempsey in Bulgaria

WPMU DEV Premium

As I’ve mentioned a few times lately I’m finally starting to use WordPress MU to group together similar websites that are all running WordPress, to make the administration a lot easier for me.

To make my job even easier, I am planning on using some Plugins from a WPMU Dev Premium account.

They now have 100 custom made plugins, especially for WPMU!

The one I am most looking forward to using is the Domain Mapping Plugin, which will be absolutely perfect for what I’m planning on using WPMU for!

If you use or are planning to use WPMU, you’ve got to join WPMU Dev Premium!!

Snow Leopard == Good So Far

My copy of Snow Leopard arrived today so I installed it straight away and I instantly got 13GB of space back!

Not used it much yet to see if I can notice much difference, but I recently upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 4GB so should be a nice snappy system now!

Haven’t tested many of my apps yet, but the few I have seem to work fine.

Dempsfest 2009

It’s that time of year again and I’m another year older!

What better way to celebrate than having a big party with friends!  Dempsfest!!!

We had a bouncy castle again, and plenty of black rat!  Was a bit of mess to clean up the next day, but was worth it!!

Got to bed about 5am in the end, so still a bit knackered now!!

Setting Targets

I’ve decided to set myself some targets with some of my sites for the next few months to try and get a few things done.  I wonder how many I’ll actually complete?

I’ve got a bit of work to do, but I think I’ll do it!