Well I promised to write a post this weekend. So although this is short, let me fill you in.
In Lødingen we – that is my colleague Jan Eirik Flakstad and I – are joining forces, and in our free time setting out to form a boys’ choir. This weekend I have set up the webpage on www.guttekor.net. It is now running on WordPress. You’ll see more details shortly.
Sadly the work on that prevented me doing much on this. However, given that we have run into opposition to our project (because we are doing this independent of the church which employs us), you can expect not a little controversy in the nearest future.
Nevertheless we are resolved. We will not be put off, though it looks like it could cost us considerably if we have to pay for our own practice venue.
Today I have been deleting most of the contents of this blog. The reason is that old material is already on the Archive (the former “East Lobby”).
I have decided to give this particular blog a new start. That means wiping the slate. However, I have kept four or five old posts so that it doesn’t look completely “naked”!
Once I am satisfied with things, I shall create a new navigation menu, and links to the archived material.
Thank you for your patience.
I shall write more on this at the weekend. This blog is once again active, and I have radically changed the colour scheme.
The reasons for this you will find on the archive page, where eventually all the older posts will be stored. I don’t intend to slag off the people of Doncaster where I came from. The break has now been made. The old school theme is discontinued, and I and this blog are going in a new direction.
My logo, though not as prominent as it was on the older theme, is still present in the favicon you should see in the address line. I shall also try to re-include it in the new theme, although again, somewhat “toned down”. I have not changed it, since although I completely distance myself from the Euro sceptic views of Doncaster, that is where I came from – and the logo shows both where I am today and my origins, as well as my Christian Faith. So the logo shall not be discontinued and you will certainly see it again.
More coming soon on Yorkshire Viking…
As you will by now have seen, the Yorkshire Viking has not been updated a while. I was firstly dispirited by the new laws in Norway that came into effect in 2014. Since then, however, many things have happened; the political world is scarcely recognizable today after the British vote to leave the EU. In terms of how that has realigned how I identify with myself, and my relationship to the place I grew up, it has ruled out reactivating a blog that proudly displayed the colours of Adwick School.
I have indeed decided to restart Yorkshire Viking. However, the whole site will be updated. As for the logo, that looks like it will stay, even though that is based upon Adwick too. The reason is that that is something which I have created to stand for me. It is a derivative work of my own. Furthermore, although I see myself as utterly estranged from a community that has (as I see it) stabbed my grandparents’ generation and my own upbringing in the back, I cannot deny that I did come from it – and I see no sense in trying to erase that which denotes my origins in the logo.
For this same reason, indeed, neither will the Yorkshire Viking Site disappear either. It will be archived – complete in its present form – and accessible from the revamped blog.