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High altitude ballooning with the Raspberry Pi and Lego figures

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

We visited the education day on PyconUK again this year (read about last years PyconUK Kids education day). It’s a great day for children to get excited about programming and this year electronics as well. Another new feature of this years education track is that the Raspberry Pi education Skycademy team launched high altitude balloons […]

Coventry Raspberry Jam at PyCon UK 2013

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

I’ve been hoping to attend a Raspberry Jam for a while, but this is the first I’ve been able to attend. The Coventry Raspberry Jam was held as part of PyCon UK. The Jam was held in a separate part of the Technology Centre campus, but the link up with the Python conference meant that […]

Lunt Roman Fort at Baginton near Coventry

Monday, September 26th, 2011

We visited the Lunt Roman Fort on the same day as visiting the Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airport. Quote a contrast, but they are very close to each other and are both good places to visit for just a couple of hours or so. There is a small charge for visiting the fort which […]

Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airport Coventry

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The Midland Air Museum is at the site of the Baginton Airport in Coventry. It’s a small air museum, but has quite a lot of planes in such a small space. The museum is mainly outdoors with one large building and two smaller buildings. One of these normally houses a former Royal Navy harrier jet, […]

Christmas Markets – Birmingham, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The year has flown by and Christmas shopping is in full swing. This year I’m hoping to take in a couple of markets around Europe, but my first first visit to a European market was to the Frankfurt Market in Birmingham. We went on a Saturday (Family Day) and […]

Camping at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Thomas Land

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

As my children are big fans of Thomas The Tank Engine we have visited Thomas Land at Drayton Manor on several occasions. There is so much to do within Thomas Land that we do not normally have much time to spend exploring the rest of Drayton Manor theme park. We’d been looking for an opportunity […]

London with toddlers and children – part 1: Cars, Train, Tube and Bus

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

This is the first part of the review of our weekend to London with the kids. This part covers getting into and around London using the car, train, underground tube and bus services in London. Pushchair Our eldest daughter was fine walking about (although was tired by the end of the day), but our youngest […]

Birmingham Accident and Emergency is now at the QE

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The accident and emergency department for Birmingham has now transferred from Selly Oak hospital to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Edgbaston. Download a printable reminder here

Christmas Fairs and Markets – Redditch, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham

Friday, November 20th, 2009

It’s that time again – when the afternoons are dark, the Christmas Lights are on and you can’t move through the crowds at the Christmas Markets and Fairs. The Christmas fairs and markets are a great place to find that unique present or home made gift, or just a good excuse to have a Bratwurst […]

TestDisk – Free unformat / SD card recovery tools for Linux, Windows and Mac

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ever had that sinking feeling when you format your SD card with all your precious holiday photos before suddenly realising that you hadn’t actually copied them anywhere? In this case it turned out I did have a copy after all, it just happened to be on a different computer. I thought it was a good […]


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