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100% mobile friendlyOctober 8, 2017: This website is largely dedicated to Victorian history and culture, but also includes features on more recent events. I am among the relatively few people who remember, albeit vaguely, how the Victorians lived — not because I was alive at that time, but because, in 1945, I saw the interior of a house that had remained virtually unchanged since Victorian times. (See "102 Dorridge Road" below). As a logo for this blog entry, I have chosen a Victorian stencil design, depicting peony flowers and leaves, in the popular Japanese style. — Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand

100% mobile friendlySeptember 18, 2017: This is far from being my most ambitious website. I have just had a look at the remnants of a site I created a few years ago, and been impressed by its appearance. So why did I abandon it, and drop its associated domain name? The short answer is that it took up too much of my time, and kept me from more important work. Recently, I have also become aware of the need to ensure that all one's sites are mobile friendly — to cater to the needs of the 90% who access the net from hand-held devices. — Alan Ireland, Palmerston North, New Zealand