Entlebucher Dog Breeder on WordPress

Karen and puppy

Karen and an Entlebucher Mountain Dog puppy. So cute.

I spent yesterday afternoon helping Karen Runge set up her new website on WordPress. She breeds Entlebucher puppies.

The Entlebucher is a breed of Swiss Mountain Dog, and of course the puppies are very cute, which adds an extra measure of fun to choosing photos. Karen’s an avid photographer and has a lot of puppy photos to choose from.

She also used to be a programmer, and though her programming skills are decades out of date, she’s got the mental skills that help her learn quickly. It’s a pleasure to see her start to “get it”, because once she does, she’s off like a teenage puppy.

Website for MLA Gary Ramey

Gary Ramey’s website is no longer online

As MLA for Lunenburg West, Gary Ramey represented the Town of Bridgewater and the western part of Lunenburg County in the Nova Scotia Legislature from 2009-2013.

He was often seen with fellow MLA Pam Birdsall, who represented the electoral district of Lunenburg, but contrary to public opinion they are not life partners! They just shared adjacent ridings and, incidentally, a webmaster.

Gary is a former professor and plays in a rock band. We’re totally cool here in Nova Scotia!

Blogue en français sur la voile – New sailing blog in French

It all started with my husband, Steve Sepulchre (a.k.a. Etienne), writing daily updates about the Vendée Globe, the solo round-the-world non-stop sailing race, to his brothers, all avid sailors.  They were forwarding his reports to other friends, so it seemed logical to me to put them on a blog.  So now the world has a new sailing blog, Voile pour tous, which means “Sailing for everyone”.  We’ll have quite a variety of sailing subjects on it eventually, as we also have our own sailing adventures.  You’ll find the new sailing blog at www.VoilePourTous.com.  The big question is whether it’s best to keep a blog in one language or have entries in both French and English – in which case I would write too, rather than inflict my French on the blogging world.  However, we would NOT translate everything into the other language.  What do you think?  Would it confuse the search engines?  Would it frustrate readers?