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The Abandoned Trip to London

This morning I embarked on a trip to London to see my colleague Keith and attend the WordPress London meet up event. Waking up in the morning was the news that #stormdoris was hitting most parts of the United Kingdom, but on checking the rail services for my journey – all “appeared” well.

After walking the kids to school in the pouring rain it was time to head to the station to catch the train to Preston. This part of the journey went according to plan. In fact it went better than according to plan as I was able to jump on an earlier train.

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BigWP WordPress Meetup in London

I travelled down to London on the train to meet-up with Keith for the WordPress BigWP meet-up help at the stunning News UK building near Tower bridge. Got some great photos of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London on the way.

The morning after we had a great breakfast at the Breakfast Club restaurant after meeting one of our clients.

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WordCamp Manchester 2016

This weekend was the 3rd WordCamp Manchester that I attended and spoke at. It was great to catchup with some good friends and learn lots of new things too.

This post was written after this blog was first published. It was added to record this specific event and was back-dated to the event time/date.

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A New Career Chapter

Today I quit my job working as a Secondary School teacher in a Lancashire high school. The job was well paid, with a good pension and a good salary. I am leaving to work as a freelance WordPress developer and consultant with no guaranteed salary or benefits. Why am I doing this I wondered?

I have been teaching for over a decade now. I have taught a number of different subjects but finally settled into teaching ICT and in fact was Subject Leader (Head of Department in old money!) for over 4 years. It was during my teaching career that I developed a passion for working with the web and particularly WordPress, making blogs for students to access as well as websites for students to use in distance learning.