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Raspberry Pi controlled Christmas Lighting including NeoPixels and RGB Matrix LED display

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

This video explains about the Christmas lighting display I have at my house and how it’s controlled using 3 Raspberry Pi computers. Two of these are automated, but one does require manual intervention to turn it on and off. There are outdoor Christmas lights including Christmas Tree lights and light-up animals using LED lighting. These […]

Birmingham Christmas Market, Ice Rink and Big Wheel

Monday, November 20th, 2017

There have been some changes to Christmas in Birmingham this year. Watch the video to see more details:

Day out at the Eden Project

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

We visited the Eden Project on a very wet day during the summer holiday. It seamed like lots of other people had the same idea as it was really busy. The car park is a good distance from the main area with a shuttle bus to the entrance. There was quite a long wait for […]

Holiday at John Fowler Holiday Park, St Ives Cornwall

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

We have stayed at a different John Fowler site previously (John Fowler holiday at Ilfracombe) and found it to have good kids entertainment and was good value for money. We therefore booked at the John Fowler holiday park in St Ives to extend our Butlins holiday into a second week. Fortunately we were able to […]

Holiday at Butlins Minehead 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

We stayed at Butlins Minehead during the school summer holidays 2013. We booked Gold accommodation. The buildings used for the gold accommodation is getting quite old now, but is frequently refurbished and was very good condition inside. Some of the gold accommodation has been further upgraded adding a balcony etc., but the gold accommodation is […]

Holiday at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest during spring bank holiday week

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

We’ve had several holidays at Center Parcs over the past few years, but they have been mostly at Christmas time when the weather isn’t particularly good. This year we decided to go to Center Parcs Sherwood forest during spring bank holiday. Whilst generally better than Christmas time it is not normally associated with particularly hot […]

Camping at Golden Sands Haven, Mablethorpe near Skegness

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Golden Sands at Haven is at Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire, close to Skegness. We have visited the site before staying in a caravan when our first child was still a baby (earlier review Haven Golden Sand with a baby). This is the first time we have been camping there and we had a short 2 night […]

Holiday at Butlins Bognor Regis

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

For this years main summer holiday we went to Butlins in Bognor Regis. We have been on holiday to Butlins before, but this was our first time staying in one of the Butlins hotels. We went during the summer holidays. The holiday was fairly expensive, especially when you consider it was only 4 nights long […]

Camping at Gullivers Land Caravan and Camping Club site – Milton Keynes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

This trip to Gulliver’s Land camping site is the first where I’ve taken my children camping without my wife or other family member. It was just me and the two kids aged 7 and 4. The reason that my wife wasn’t able to make it was that this was during the school holidays and we […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 3: Disneyland Paris

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

This is the final part of my holiday review. The first part provided details of travelling to France by ferry and the Eurocamp International camp site and the second travelling around Paris on the RER and metro. In this I provide details of two days that we spent at Disneyland Paris. We have visited Disneyland […]

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