Disclaimer & theme information

This blog was born on 6 July 2006, and I’ve made 276 posts in the intervening 11 years, 7 months, 11 days. I’ve tried using a plugin to show this, but it can only show 12 values, and we’re in Year 13 now. No, I’ve no idea why 2009-11 appears at the end of the list below.


The Disclaimer

I'm a CIPR Chartered PR PractitionerI'm a CIPR FellowAs a Fellow and Chartered Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, I ought to let you know that I am a Fellow and Chartered Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Which I think I just have. Cilip probably requires me to do something similar.

And I’m on the UK Lobbying Register, because some of the work I’ve done (and hope to do again in the future) could be construed as attempting to influence Government policy, directly or indirectly.

I much prefer “The Disclaimer” from Ixnay on the Hombre, an album by The Offspring1, but there you go.

I write in a personal capacity, not to order and never in exchange for cash or gifts – unless clearly stated otherwise. It hasn’t happened yet.


This site’s theme is an amalgam of two old-ish themes from Automattic. The menu and screen sizes are from Sorbet, while most of the colours come from Fictive. Both use icons to show different post formats, which I’ve squared off and moved to the side for not-posts. With some research I’ve adapted some code excerpts and appropriated a few plugins to do my bidding. Note: I am being modest.

I’ve also hacked around with the Genericons font .css so that my Google PageSpeed performance grade is generally in the high 90s, except when it’s including links to files from Twitter, Facebook etc. The reason I can’t reach a score of 100 is… Google Fonts. Go figure.

  1. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the disclaimer. That’s right, the disclaimer!
    This American apple-pie institution known as parental discretion will cleanse any sense of innuendo or sarcasm from the lyrics that might actually make you think, and will also insult your intelligence at the same time
    So, protect your family!
    This album contains explicit depictions of things which are real. These real things are commonly known as life. So, if it sounds sarcastic, don’t take it seriously. If it sounds dangerous, do not try this at home or at all.
    And if it offends you, just don’t listen to it. []