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Learning everyday first aid online with the Red Cross

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The Red Cross have created a new web based introduction to first aid. It’s called everyday first aid and as you can probably guess is designed for teaching some first aid that may be needed as part of your normal daily life, ranging from dealing with a sprain to performing compressions on someone that is […]

Day out at the Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

We went to the Midland Railway Butterley during a special event weekend with a car rally, narrow gauge railway, garden railway and modellers event. We hadn’t planned to visit on a special weekend, but looking at the timetable there are lots of events during the year so the chances of landing on one is pretty […]

First Aid Manual – 9th Edition Revised – with new resuscitation protocols

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

There is a new edition of the First Aid Manual released during 2011. This is still titled as the 9th Edition, but is marked as revised and includes the latest updates to the resuscitation guidelines which were released in 2010. The First Aid Manual is the official guide from the UK leading first aid organisations: […]

Android and iPhone apps for NHS Direct

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

There is now a free NHS Direct application for Android and iPhone smartphones and Andriod Tablets / iPads. The app is available to download from the Android MarketPlace or Apple itunes I think this is a great idea, although the application doesn’t appear to be as good as it could be. I’ve installed it to […]

New website – days out diary

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I’ve now launched a new website Days Out Diary featuring all my past (and future) posts on days out in the UK, holidays in UK and Europe and various other family related posts. At the time of launch there are over 250 entries, featuring days out in the UK; holidays in the UK, France and […]

Day out at Twycross Zoo

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

It’s been a long time since I visited Twycross Zoo (Twycross Zoo with a Baby, and Animal Conservation) and there have been lots of changes since. This time I visited with my two children (5 year old and 3 year old) and a nephew (1 year old). The first thing is that they have changed […]

Children have had a letter from Santa (from the NSPCC)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Yesterday our two children received a letter direct from Santa himself. Each received a personalised letter addressed to them by name with a individual funny story about his Christmas preparations and party in Lapland. The letters showed as picture of a present labelled with our child’s name and age and included a mention of our […]

Chain-socials – harmless fun or annoying distraction

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

It seams that a week doesn’t go by without someone asking me to change my profile picture or post something to my wall to supposedly help some good cause or else to avoid the curse of 20 years of bad luck. One currently doing the rounds is to change your profile picture to a cartoon […]

Firework Safety – Attending public events or private parties

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Guy Fawkes night is almost here so here are a few tips to keeping children safe when visiting a display or organising your own home firework display.

Morecambe seaside resort in Lancashire

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Morecambe is a seaside resort in Lancashire between Blackpool and the Lake District. We visited Morecambe recently during our family holiday at Heysham Ocean Edge caravan site. On the first day we visited, as we first entered Morecambe it looked like a seaside resort that has closed down. The Frontierland theme park is now a […]


UK days out, children and holiday information is also available on the Days Out Diary web site
Linux, LPI and the Quiz / Test Program posts are also available on the Penguin Tutor website
First Aid Information, first aid games and first aid practice test / quiz entries are also available on the First Aid Quiz Web site