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Barnt Green Waterways Circular Walk

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

This is a way marked route by Worcestershire County Council. Starting at Barnt Green (approx. postcode B45 8NW). It takes in some of the local countryside, walk towards Alvechurch, along a canal and past Upper Bittell Reservoir. For public transport the Barnt Green railway station is nearby. Distance: 5 miles Click the map for a […]

Webheath to Banks’s Green Walk, Redditch

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

This is a walk starting at St. Philip’s Church in Webheath Redditch. It goes to Bank’s green by using a combination of the Monarch’s Way and country lanes. Approx 60% of this is on roads. The route is based on one that I have followed as part of the Scout’s Shirehike. Distance: 3.8 miles Click […]

Batchley and Enfield Woodland Walk, Redditch

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

This is walk around the Batchley and Enfield areas of Redditch. It goes through 3 different wood areas, the Memorial Garden and 2 local parks. It also includes the site of the former Enfield factory and the railway. Distance: 4.5 miles Terrain: Woodland and tarmac paths. Includes some stairs (alternate route available). Click map for […]

Why I Scout! – Shirejammin’ at home challenge

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

On top of my job, family and computing interests I’m also an assistant Cub Scout leader and a member of the District Executive Committee (Charity Trustee of the Scout District). During the current Coronovirus / Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to meet face-to-face but scouting is still happening through virtual conference sessions I am running […]

@Home activities for children during Covid-19 Coronovirus lockdown

Friday, April 10th, 2020

As a parent I understand how important it is to keep children entertained. This is now even harder with the country in lockdown over a sunny Easter holiday. Here are some links to useful activities. Scouts – The Great Indoors Scouts is normally considered an outdoor organisation. In fact during leader training Scout leaders are […]

Programming games with Pygame Zero

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Recently I’ve been programming some games using Pygame Zero. Pygame Zero is combination of libraries and other code that interfaces with Pygame to make it easier to program graphical games (or other applications). I’ve created two games so far one of which is designed for the Picade, Raspberry Pi based mini Arcade Machine and the […]

Microwave Mug Cake and Cookie Recipes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

I wanted to run some kind of cooking / baking activity with the Cub Scouts, however we meet at a community centre which does not have a kitchen. I therefore turned to some Microwave recipes. I tried a few different recipes and in the end decided on two cakes and one biscuit recipe. These are […]


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