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Tue, 08 Dec 2009

The Stars Look Down

The Stars Look Down:

Sometimes, the comments on a blog post become something quite wonderful in themselves.

Thu, 03 Dec 2009

New theme – Vintage

New theme – Vintage:

We’ve now released a brand-new design theme for Buy Our HoneymoonVintage. Evoking the roaring forties or the glamourous fifties, it features a beautiful floral patterned background, a…

Wed, 25 Nov 2009

So You’re EnGAYged

So You’re EnGAYged:

We’re completely thrilled to have been approved as a pro-gay wedding vendor on So You’re EnGAYged, an excellent wedding resource for same-sex and allied couples.

So You're EnGAYged

So You’re…

Wed, 09 Sep 2009

Gift notifications for guests

Gift notifications for guests:

Here at Buy Our Honeymoon, we’re endlessly searching for ways to make sure the experience of reserving gifts from your wedding list is as smooth and enjoyable for your guests as possible….

Tue, 11 Aug 2009

It’s the accent, isn’t it?

The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) basically figures out who deserves treatment by using a cost-utility analysis based on the “quality adjusted life year.”

One year in perfect health gets you one point. Deductions are taken for blindness, for being in a wheelchair and so on.

The more points you have, the more your life is considered worth saving, and the likelier you are to get care.

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

yes, they really said this

Mon, 10 Aug 2009

South-east London as seen on Pathé newsreels

South-east London as seen on Pathé newsreels: Including some great footage of the Blackwall Tunnel and Cutty Sark

Fri, 07 Aug 2009

Lots of small updates

Lots of small updates:

We’ve got some great things cooking for the rest of the year, but we’re always making small improvements and little changes to Buy Our Honeymoon in response to customer feedback and enquiries…

Thu, 16 Jul 2009

The Top 5 theme customisations (so far)

The Top 5 theme customisations (so far):

Since we launched our customisable themes earlier this year, we’ve been fascinated to see the different photos you’ve uploaded, and the ways you’ve found to make our designs all your own.


A thought too long for Twitter

“This isn’t to say I don’t use XHTML. It’s a fine medium for further processing (e.g. applying XSLT). But it’s not right for serving up to browsers verbatim.”

Jabbering Giraffe

Couldn’t agree more. XML, and thus XHTML, is fantastic as part of a pipeline.  XML processing tools let you add custom elements, metadata, display hints, settings and so forth and then a quick dash of XSLT gets you a finished render in HTML. Lovely.

After all, we don’t serve images on the web in .psd format, do we?

Tue, 23 Jun 2009

Adding a password to your pages

Adding a password to your pages:

If you’d like to add an extra level of privacy to your wedding gift list, you can now ask your guests to enter a password on your introductory page before they can view your full registry.

Tue, 02 Jun 2009

Customising themes for different destinations

Customising themes for different destinations:

One of our aims in our recent launch of customisable themes on Buy Our Honeymoon was to make each design more versatile for different destinations and types of honeymoon.  We’ve just added a…

Mon, 18 May 2009

A Small Change to Guest Payments

A Small Change to Guest Payments:

We introduced the Gift Review screen back in 2007 so that guests who reserved more than one item from your list could click through to your PayPal account to pay for all their gifts in one…

Thu, 30 Apr 2009

Mexico Honeymoon Cancellations

Mexico Honeymoon Cancellations:

The BBC has reported that some tour operators are cancelling flights to Mexico from the UK for the next few weeks as a result of the outbreak of swine flu in the area, and the UK Foreign and…

Wed, 29 Apr 2009

Must we go tropical with this?

Must we go tropical with this?

Mon, 27 Apr 2009



We’ve now rolled out the final phase of our theme updates for Buy Our Honeymoon — and we’ve made some changes to every single design!  Here’s a rundown of all the updates we’ve put in place…

Thu, 23 Apr 2009



Couples from the US and Canada can now select our-wedding-registry.com when you sign up for your free trial.

We offer a range of web addresses, and your guests are always shown the domain…

Wed, 15 Apr 2009

More customisable themes

More customisable themes:

We’re very pleased to announce that almost all our themes are now customisable with your own photos. We’ve now adapted a further five themes on top of the four designs we’d already worked…

Thu, 09 Apr 2009

Gift notification preferences

Gift notification preferences:

We’ve added a couple of extra settings to help out with your gift notification emails that are sent whenever a guest reserves an item from your honeymoon wedding list.

Normally, we’ll send you…

Thu, 02 Apr 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Buy Our Honeymoon!

Happy 2nd Birthday Buy Our Honeymoon!:

we-are-2Celebrate good times — c’mon it’s a celebration! — well for us, anyway!

It’s been two years since we launched Buy Our Honeymoon and we never expected it to have the…

Fri, 27 Mar 2009



Couples from the UK and EU can now select our-wedding-list.co.uk when you sign up for your free trial.

We offer a range of web addresses, and your guests are always shown the domain option…

Observations Resultant from my Daughter’s Recent Obsession With the Playhouse Disney Channel

  1. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something about Tigger reminds me of Bruce Forsyth.

  2. It would have been quite touching had Darby been established as Christopher Robin’s daughter. But she isn’t.

  3. Judging by Daisy Duck and Ludwig von Drake, Donald Duck doesn’t talk like that merely because he’s a duck. He’s actually got some kind of motherfucker speech impediment.

Wed, 25 Mar 2009

End of Line

There’s little I can say about the finale of Battlestar Galactica that hasn’t already been said, except to note that it’s one of the few times a TV show has managed to turn a lengthy, multi-season episodic structure so successfully into a single, cohesive narrative. Sure, there are a handful of loose ends, but it’s important to distinguish between a loose end (Starbuck’s scar) and a deliberate ambiguity (Starbuck). What’s more, the spirituality manifest in the finale was there all along, but we’d chosen as an audience to explain it away. Who predicted that when Head Six spoke of God’s will, she was telling the literal truth?

Moore and Eick didn’t have an ending mapped out when they began, but unlike many (*cough* George Lucas *cough*), they’ve been quite honest about it. Nonetheless, the seeds that they planted were treated carefully and responsibly. It’s a difficult trick to juggle their harvest with the demands of providing a climax to the drama, and a resolution for each character.

I only hope that, in a couple of years, Lost can deliver a conclusion as satisfying as this.

Tue, 24 Mar 2009


FFS: BT Webwise (Phorm) should, without question, allow website owners to block them through robots.txt without having to also block either Google or Yahoo! — in other words, it should observe rules set for a “Phorm” user-agent or equivalent, even if the technology means that there’s no such user-agent in practice.

Mon, 23 Mar 2009

“Things found in priests”

Fri, 20 Mar 2009

iPhone 3.0 to offer MobileMe users “Find My iPhone” feature

iPhone 3.0 to offer MobileMe users “Find My iPhone” feature: A while ago, Shelley had the idea of a device that would allow you to broadcast your location to the internet in case of emergency. This comes close.

Thu, 19 Mar 2009

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!:

twitterIt’s taking over the world, and we love it too.  You can now follow Buy Our Honeymoon on Twitter!

We’ll be posting all the latest developments here at Honeymoon Towers as they happen,…

Tue, 17 Mar 2009

Paradise and Road Trip

Paradise and Road Trip:

Last week, we asked which of our honeymoon gift list themes we should next adapt for you to be able to customise with your own photos.  Many thanks to all of you that responded!

The results…

Mon, 09 Mar 2009

Customise your theme!

Customise your theme!:

We’re really pleased to announce that you can now customise the Scrapbook and Rose Petals themes on Buy Our Honeymoon with your own photos!  This has been our most-requested feature for some…

Thu, 26 Feb 2009

Couples with international families

Couples with international families:

We like to think that the flexibility we’ve built into our honeymoon gift list service makes it especially useful for couples with families in more than one country.

Let’s say you’re from the…

Thu, 12 Feb 2009

Cheeky blighters

Cheeky blighters: As discovered by Sunerton.

Tue, 10 Feb 2009

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t…

Fri, 06 Feb 2009

Asking for contributions

Asking for contributions:

Normally, each of the items on your Buy Our Honeymoon wedding gift list is shown with a price and a little button that states Buy this item (or, if you’re not using PayPal to collect your…

Mon, 02 Feb 2009

Erudite Ferrets

Erudite Ferrets

Sat, 31 Jan 2009

“This site may harm your computer”

Right now, here in the UK, for me at least, every regular search result on Google is being shown with their malware warning.  Gosh.

Thu, 29 Jan 2009

You Need To See This Video

This is 1981! The phone! The cost!…

You Need To See This Video

This is 1981! The phone! The cost! The ALL CAPS!

London from above, at night

London from above, at night: Somewhere, close to the right-hand edge of #14, is my home.

Fri, 23 Jan 2009

Recent media coverage

Recent media coverage:

Sunday Times Travel MagazineTowards the end of last year, we received a message from Katie Bowman, features editor of the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, letting us know that she’d written about us for an article…

Wed, 14 Jan 2009

Minor Delays

Minor Delays: I once had plans for a trilogy of novels: “Monument”, “Temple”, “Angel”, the connection with the tube entirely coincidental and unmentioned. This is better, not least because Holly can actually write.

I heart YLNT

I heart YLNT

Tue, 06 Jan 2009

Your custom web address

Your custom web address:

When you sign up for your free trial, you can choose from a selection of URL domains for your wedding gift list. The rest of the web address is then created automatically from your surnames.