Business Projects

We are pancake, we give a toss

So we came up with our slogan and our company name – read the full explanation – now we’ve got to decide what to do with it. I’m blaming Eamonn for not admitting to drunkenly encouraging it for our lack of “vision”.

I need to find some time to design the site and “brand identity” which is always a time consuming process. I’m using the pixie CMS from toggle which is open source, so it’s a bit of a learning curve for me as well.

I think the name is one for a no-nonsense consultancy and creative agency. Now we just need to get some clients.

What can Pancake do for you?


New cycling blog

I’ve launched a new cycling blog at which will be my new project for the year, or at least until the Etape comes round again next year.

The idea is to write about all aspects of my cycling life, not just the one event. Mostly I’ve been writing about racing, or my attempts at it, but it will include kit reviews and advice eventually. Please check it out and try clicking on any ads that take your fancy as I’m also using it to see what sort of ad revenue I can get from a blog type site.


Etape blog launched

As part of my mission for this year to ride the Etape Du Tour for a charity called Get Kids Going! I’ve decided to write about the preparation and the experience. It’s a way of promoting what I am doing and somewhere to direct people to read about it. It’s also a sort of hub for my fundraising activities. I plan to raise at least 1500 GBP for the charity.

To find out more about the challenge I have set myself and how to sponsor me go to: You might even like to read the blog too.

At the moment the page is using one of the standard templates available from but once I get an afternoon free I plan to modify this to a custom one with my own design and style sheet.



Version 3 is up and running. A few bits still need filling in with the crayons but the new site has finally pestered me into almost finishing it.

Yes, it is a bit minimal and looks a bit like many blog sites, but that’s what I wanted. There will be singing and dancing bits but the idea is to keep it simple and manageable. Yes, there are also some glaring omissions on the site which I will deal with when I have a moment.

I hope you like.


Version 3 nearly complete

Almost done with this redesign/freshen up. The concept is something very simple and unfussy which will be easy to maintain.

The news section is driven by while the other pages are static, generated from the one template in Dreamweaver. I have been looking at other alternatives such as Typepad or Movable Type from Six Apart but as I am familiar with blogger now, or rather have figured out how to get it to work in a way which suits me I’m going to stick with it.

I will be considering Movable Type for a couple of possible projects I have coming up as it seems to offer a great deal of flexibility for a good price