Housekeeping in the Heat

Whoo! It is H-O-T here in London! As a sun-worshipper you’d think that I’d have been basking in my roof-garden but no, I have been house-keeping. Not the domestic kind, but the technical computer-based kind. In yet another hurdle that has been set before me, my database decided to develop a bit of a problem with one of the features that I had enabled on the site.

You may notice that the layout is a lot cleaner – that’s because I’ve had to remove some bits and pieces – and that the menu at the top is different. I have been working constantly since the site was hacked (in March) to rebuild the archives and construct better navigation so that you have better access to popular reviews and tips. Over the next couple of weeks you’ll see some brilliant additions (I hope) that will make A Model Recommends an utter JOY to use!

You’ll see, though, that normal service has not been affected – posts are posting as usual and the Daily Fix emails are winging their way into your inboxes. Thankfully I now have supersonic help when things go drastically wrong, so the site was only down for a couple of hours. Considerably less stressful for me, then – especially as I had a fragile post-castration kitten to watch over! Yes, Mr Bear is now ball-less. Hopefully none of you were eating your breakfast when you read that, HA!

Here he is, my little feline eunuch, lying in the bathroom sink because he’s so hot. He had better rest up, because as soon as he’s better I’m going to put him in a little dancing skirt and make him sing love songs.

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  1. Love in a mist
    May 25, 2012 / 7:14 am

    Just too snuzzalicios as ever, the porcelain will be keeping him cool, clever little monkeys aren’t they? Lol!
    Big hugs to you and Mr Bear get well soon xxxx

  2. May 25, 2012 / 8:05 am

    Aww, he is so adorable and I was going to buy that Porcelanosa sink when I was re-doing my bathroom. Love it.x

    • Ruth
      May 25, 2012 / 8:36 am

      @Farrah it’s Villeroy & Boch this one! xx

  3. May 25, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Poor Mr Bear. Hope his errr…..well, get well soon.

    Ali x

    • Ruth
      May 25, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      @Ali hahaha. Balls. x

  4. May 25, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Mr Bear is so cute! x

  5. Sue
    May 25, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Well done for all the posts, new layout, etc., after the hacking disaster! Oh, and nice that Mr Bear makes an appearance! xxx

  6. May 25, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    My BSH Samson also loves the sink! Adore those chunky paws :)

  7. tzeni
    May 27, 2012 / 10:36 am

    i would like to ask you if the bottle in your sink is Devita glycolid acid blend because i am about to buy it but i do not know if it is any good.Mr bear get well soon!!

    • Ruth
      May 27, 2012 / 2:56 pm

      @Tzeni hmmm, no it’s not! Which bottle, what colour? xxx

  8. tzeni
    May 27, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    the purple one the right.have you ever tried devita or kate somerville?

    • Ruth
      May 27, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      @Tzeni that is a 112 Cleanser – really nice!

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