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Cost effective blog management service – #blogger #wordpress

We can provide a cost effective blog management service to clients in the UK and Europe on short term contracts.

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The smarter businesses outsource their blog management to companies who know how to extract the biggest impact with the least amount of words.

Recent clients include:

  1. Royal Oak bar and restaurant in York. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
  2. The Stag Inn, Rackenford: pub and restaurant in North Devon. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
  3. South Molton Business Association (SMBA) Enabling membership communication
  4. White Moose Gallery, improving optimisation, creating mobile site and enabling easier updating, interim wordpress management
  5. Pannier Antiques On-line and off-line antique market

Contact us for a full business package:

All our web updating services, optimisation and services are carried out in the United Kingdom.

If you want to get your ideas across to other people and want free advertising for your brand or product, then maybe blogging is a great way for businesses to achieve these goals cheaply. Creating a successful blog is an excellent way to get more traffic to your site but…

There are many pitfalls to maintaining your blog profile, an out of date blog sends out the wrong signals to your clients – have you gone bust?

You need to constantly update the content of your blog but this creates a drain on your resources– your expensive staff is costing you money creating content for your blog, when they should be chasing leads and sales.

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…a few cds left featuring Finish The Story (rare release)

This Sampler - Finish The Story

We have a few left in stock if you would like a copy for £5.00


The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

Review – Finish The Story – The Sampler #05

“…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too.

1 –Finish The Story Trapped In The Hometown
Written By – Mumford/Bright
2 –This Window Don’t Think I Can Make It
Written By – This Window
3 –This Window Ciao Again
Written By – This Window
4 –This Window A Moment Longer
Written By – Bright
5 –This Window Crash87
Written By – This Window
6 –Finish The Story Playing At Life
Written By – Mumford/Bright/Smout
7 –Finish The Story Solace
Written By – Mumford/Bright/Smout
8 –Finish The Story Sickle
Written By – Mumford/Bright
9 –This Window Naked
Written By – This Window
10 –This Window Nepal
Written By – Portnoi/Bright
11 –Finish The Story Ripples In The Water
Written By – Mumford/Bright
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This Window free download

Custer’s Last Stand

 Free download of a track recorded by This Window featuring Jake Bright on guitar. The lyrics to this song were written in 1979 and was a song performed by T34. This is a totally different version to the original.

Free Download





I first met Garry Smout in 1977. He joined Exeter College of Art and was a charismatic pivotal character, who embraced the spirit of the time and became one of the key members of the ‘4D studio’ (a remarkably brave department at Exeter College of Art, one of the first in the UK to recognize that video and sound could be classified as an art medium.) Garry was a frustrated musician; he bought a sax and formed a band called The Drills which I had a role in as guitarist.

I can’t remember the chain of events but we eventually evolved into a band called T34. This was close to the real thing for me and enabled me to write songs and lyrics the way I wanted to, needless to say the sound we made (Garry, Mike Shearer, Bun, and I ) was not commercial and not definable as Punk in the perceived sense of the word. Even now the songs we created sound bizarre and unusual – these were the foundations of the music for Finish The Story.

Sunday Lunch at the Royal Oak

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Why not come and join us for a traditional Sunday Lunch and enjoy our classic roast beef and roast pork served with our tasty Old Peculier gravy.

Sunday Lunch at the Royal Oak York


One course £10.95, two for £14. 20 and three for £18.50

Sample menu – subject to change


Soup and ciabatta

Cod and pancetta fishcakes on a bed of rocket with lemon mayonnaise.

Spicy chicken wings with garlic mayonnaise

Portabello mushroom stuffed with mozzarella and drizzled with pesto on a bed of lettuce


Roast beef or roast pork served with a Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetable and lashings of Old Peculier gravy

Beer battered haddock served with hand cut chips and mushy peas

Risotto with Crème fraîche, courgettes, peppers, garden peas and tomatoes


Sticky toffee pudding served with custard

Carrot cake

Cheesecake with raspberry coulis

Chocolate cake with ice cream

The Sunday roast is a traditional British and Irish main meal that is traditionally served on Sunday, consisting of roasted meat, roast potato or mashed potato, with accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. Other names for this meal are Sunday dinner, Sunday lunch, Roast dinner, and Sunday joint (joint referring specifically to the joint of meat). The meal is often comparable to a less grand version of a traditional Christmas dinner.

Sunday roast. (2015, November 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:34, November 19, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sunday_roast&oldid=690663203

Christmas Party at the Royal Oak York

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Christmas Menu

Situated in York City centre, just 100 yards from the Minster, you will find the Royal Oak; the home of fabulous festive food.

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Christmas Party time at the Royal Oak York

Why not have a look at our seasonal menu, gather a group of people together and treat yourselves to a veritable Festive feast.

If you are visiting York over the Christmas period, why not pop in to The Royal Oak and sample our Christmas menu?  We are only a short walk from York Minster.


Christmas Menu at The Royal Oak York 2015

Book a table for two or organise an office party

Telephone: 01904 628869

Contact us to book a meal from our Christmas menu

Three course Christmas Menu  £21.95 or two course Christmas Menu £18.95


Soup of the day with sliced ciabatta (v)

Smoked Salmon with dressed rocket and olive oil and dill dressing

Classic Anti-Pasti platter (ideal for sharing) ; Fennel salami, Parma ham, chorizo, rocket and tomato and parmesan salad, mixed olives, buffalo mozzarella and bread

Insalata Caprese with beef and Santos tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, rocket and virgin olive oil and basil

Deep fried falafel served with salad and garlic mayo


Traditional turkey dinner, with bacon wrapped sausages, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Turkey Gravy

Duck leg confit with duck and orange sauce resting on roasted charlotte potatoes with spring greens

Oven baked fillet of salmon on a bed of roasted charlotte potatoes, green beans and cherry tomatoes drizzled with leek and garlic topped with a pesto dressing

Mushroom ravioli in a creamy tomato and garlic sauce

Spinach and ricotta ravioli with crème fraiche and garnished with fresh spinach


Sticky Toffee Pudding served hot with custard

Apple pie served hot with custard

Cheesecake with raspberry coulis

Mango sorbet

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Chocolate cake with ice cream

Cider at the Royal Oak

three thirds

New to the Royal Oak York

We have a new addition to the Oak, Westons Rosie Pig cider @ 4.8%.

We also have the usual wonderfully array of finely kept ales on the bar, the four usual Theakstons OP and Best Bitter, Abbot Ale, Rev. James and 3 rotating guests. Beers coming this week are Ridgeside – Stargazer, Treboom – Yorkshire Sparkle and Salamander – Golden.

Real Ale at the Royal Oak York

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Abbot Ale is a popular beer in permanent residence at the Royal Oak. ABV 5% with an earthy malty taste.


Theakston’s Best Bitter is our best selling session ale in permanent residence at the Royal Oak. The combination of dryness as generated through the use of Target and Challenger hops, is balanced by sweetness created by the generous use of prime malting Barley providing the perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of food flavours . 3.8% ABV


The legend; Old Perculier at the Royal Oak. 5.6%ABV. Old Peculier is a beautiful, yet very simple beer, brewed using a very generous blend of finest pale, crystal and roasted barley with two bitter hops combined with the majestic and noble ‘Fuggle’ hop to produce a beer of awesome full-bodied flavour with subtle cherry and rich fruit overtones. It tastes superb when accompanied by rich stews, strong cheeses and sweet puddings.

Business is a network, families are a network… #network

#Networks – Society is a network, business is a network, families are a network…

Society is a network,  business is a network, families are a network…

Using established networks can be an important way to achieve growth in small, medium and large businesses. If you get it right the flood gates will open and visitors will come flooding in! Sales will increase and your profile will soar. It is important that a robust strategy is created for a network sales campaign to succeed, achieve this and you will create a formidable and powerful tool.

We are all now all very aware that the success of a website depends on a myriad of  variable factors. One  stratagem employed by Optimisers is to ‘sell the brand’  via social networking sites. One of the main distributors is Twitter – if you already have an account you will be aware that the posts placed are 99% twitter shit.

Get noticed, make your web site work for you – don’t let your web site be your master and you the slave. Make your investment of time, money and heartache pay.

Contact North Devon Web for details on how to make your business website more successful.

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We are based in North Devon, (UK) – we provide a web site updating service. We will update your site, even if we didn’t design it in the first place. There is nothing worse than a web site that contains out of date information, this gives the buying public the wrong impression. Your web presence is important, a vital link between ‘you’ and ‘them’.

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If you would like us to help with your WordPress website ‘tweaking’ please contact us. We specialise in fixing the stuff you cant be bothered to fix.

You can then put your feet up, take a holiday and let us do the hard work…


Fast cars, fast women, fast search, fast web crawlers

Fast cars and fast women are probably every young man’s dream. Fast loading and fast downloading are probably every web master’s dream. Driving in the fast lane with your foot pressed firmly to the floor reaching the maximum speed in seconds rather than minutes, picking the right highway to get to your destination means using the shortest route, just like intelligent web crawlers. You could take the scenic route and go sightseeing and discover new places, just like intelligent web crawlers. You could then tell your friends what you have seen and report back on interesting little diversions and tell of all the dead ends you have avoided, just like intelligent web crawlers.

Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about the pages on their sites, listing those that are available for crawling. Just like the navigation system in your car (providing it is up to date). A simplistic explanation of a Sitemap is that it is an XML file that is a list of URLs from a web site, written down in a method and a language that search engines can more easily understand, consequently this allows them to intelligently crawl the website, discovering new pages from links within the site and from other sites. This process is a bit like picking up a hitchhiker blindfolded, you never know who you might pick up, an old man, a young girl, a murderer, a celebrity crash victim or your mother, you do however learn about the new acquaintance after you have exchanged dialogue and learnt more about them. Web crawlers do this by gathering additional information (metadata) about each URL -when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is relative to other URLs within the site etc.

Let us make you a site map