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New .UK domain name –

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

UK websites are now being found using the new .uk domain. This means that as well as the sites ending and etc. there will now be sites ending directly with .uk I have registered my first website which is This is in addition to the original site address at I think […]

Young scientists – The Mentos fountain challenge

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This is Science and Engineering week – a celebration of science and engineering. When we visited the Big Bang Fair at the NEC we watched the Kaboom! Show and on the way out we were given a leaflet about the Mentos Fountain Challenge. This looked like an ideal experiment to try with my children. The […]

Day out at Beamish open air museum

Monday, March 17th, 2014

I visited the Beamish open air museum with my son during the February half-term holiday, there were also special World War 2 events during the week. It was a sunny day which made a nice change, but as a result it was very popular at the museum. After we parked up we had to join […]

Day out at the Big Bang Science Fair

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

The Big Bang Science Fair is an annual event to promote the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and maths) to children. It’s a way of encouraging young people to study STEM and consider a STEM related career in future. This years show was held at the NEC in Birmingham with smaller local events called “Big […]

How to make your own Raspberry Pies

Friday, March 14th, 2014

This is a Raspberry Pie recipe I created based on a Raspberry Curd bought from an an English Heritage gift shop. You can get the raspberry curd from most English Heritage gift shops (or from a local farm shop), or you can use raspberry jam available from any supermarket (seedless would probably be better). Ingredients […]

First Aid Manual 10th edition

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The First Aid Manual is the official guide from the UK leading first aid organisations: St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid and the British Red Cross and is widely considered as the definitive guide to first aid in the UK. The 10th edition released in 2014, which replaces the 9th edition which was first […]

Locomotion – National Railway Museum at Shildon

Friday, February 28th, 2014

We have visited the National Railway Museum in York several times, but this is the first time I’ve visited the sister museum in Shildon. Since my previous review of the National Railway Museum in York my son has taken a real liking to trains and railways. He’s become a big fan of one engine in […]

Dartmoor Zoological Park – Real home of We Bought a Zoo

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I first heard about Dartmoor Zoological Park through the film “We Bought a Zoo”. Whilst the Hollywood version of the film was very different from the true story (although still very good), it was the Book: We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee that made me want to visit Dartmoor Zoo. I visited the zoo as a normal paying customer, but I must confess that because of the book I had become a fan of the zoo long before I actually visited it.

Day out at Flambards Theme Park, Museum and Science Centre in Cornwall

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

We visited Flambards Theme park earlier this year whilst on holiday at St Ives Cornwall. As well as being a usual theme park with funfair rides Flambards is educational with a large exhibition, museum and a hands-on science centre. Funfair rides There are a good selection of rides for children. There are some rides suitable […]

Day out at Pendennis Castle

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

We visited Pendennis Castle whilst staying at John Fowler’s in St Ives. It was a wet day and whilst castles don’t normally come on the top of the list for rainy days it looked as though Pendennis castle had a reasonable amount of buildings that could keep us dry. This turned out to be correct […]

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