Media Library

This site is powered by the superb WordPress and at the heart of it all, is the Media Library. I have been mulling over the fact that it’s power could be better harnessed to facilitate image searches and sales from the public facing side of the site. Especially considering that images are imported complete with IPTC information. Searches can be carried out from the back end but not from the user’s side.

So far I have found one plugin called Media Library Gallery which can be inserted anywhere as a tag. It works well but needs some refinement to achieve what I have in mind. It displays a paginated set of results very much like an image library would.

Have you used a plugin that leverages the power of the Media Library? If so I am all ears!

Two exhibitions in one weekend…

…Two very knackered Lewis’s! We have just returned from Birmingham NEC with a boot full of gear to satisfy our outdoor and photographic adventures for the year to come and many more beyond! As I write this blog entry, my eyelids are very heavy, so bear with me if I drift off and write about what I ate for breakfast… A croissant if you really want to know. Continue reading →

Spicebuffet

Going to the NEC?
Stay at the Yardley Travelodge and eat at Spicebuffet
Indian, Thai, Chinese and Italian!

The Food is cooked in the middle of the buffet and you may choose the ingredients, hand over to the chef and off he goes. It is fantastic to watch as the food sizzles tantalizingly in his pan and moments later it’s on your plate. It is a very unique experience and the food matches the great atmosphere in terms of quality. I felt like I had been transported to the heart of India.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Spicebuffet. 3 courses each (you can go back for more) and a bottle of wine came to £46. Not bad at all! The food is excellent better than any of it’s kind I have had down here in the South.

The owner came round chatting to us, asked us how our food was and I promised him that I would give them a mention. So here it is!

The venue also includes a bar area and function room for hire. It is only 3 miles from the NEC. Does get very busy!

To find out more visit Spicebuffet