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Archive for December, 2005

Happy New Year – Review of 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Another year has now come to an end. Here is a brief review of some of the major things for me during 2005. The most significant event for me was the birth of our baby daughter Amelia. She is now 5 months old and is well. Quite possibly the biggest change to my life ever, […]

Christmas Message 2005

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

It’s now Christmas. I’ve finished work for a week and I am looking forward to spending our first Christmas as a family of three. Whilst opening your presents have a thought about those less fortunate than ourselves. In particular as we will be spending the time with our baby, it makes me think about all […]

Server Outage – Watkissonline.co.uk and First Aid Quiz

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

The websites www.watkissonline.co.uk – this website and www.firstaidquiz.com – The first aid quiz website, have both been unavailable for a day. This is because NTL has changed the IP address that I am allocated on my cable connection. It doesn’t happen very often (a few times a year), but the process of getting my DNS […]

eBay for Charity

Friday, December 16th, 2005

The famous eBay auction site can now be used to raise money for charities. Using eBay for charity sellers can nominate some or all of the final sale price to give to charity. This was first launched with the BBC Children in need appeal, but can now be used for any charity. The auction range […]

DVD and CD Review: My First Christmas Album

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

When I first saw “My First Christmas Album” in a CD case I thought it was very expensive for a Childrens Music CD. On closer inspection the last line says cd + dvd, which explains why it is a bit more expensive. The DVD and CD compliment each other, with the CD available to play […]

Christmas Markets – Birmingham Frankfurt (German) Market and Royal Leamington Spa Christmas Market

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Here is an update to my earlier blog on Christmas Markets. We have now been to visit the Frankfurt (German) market in Birmingham City Centre and the Street Christmas Market at Royal Leamington Spa. The first was on Saturday, when we went to the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham. We went into Birmingham City Centre […]

Holiday

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

I’ve been on Holiday at Center Parcs for the last week, so there have not been any posts. I will start blogging again soon, with pictures of my Christmas Decorations as well as more on Disneyland Paris, and my latest holiday at Center Parcs. See how this holiday checks out with respect to it’s baby […]

Update – Foreign Holiday with a Baby, Paris and Disneyland Paris, France

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Since my earlier posts about holidaying with two month old baby I have now updated part three of the review. The final section is still to follow, but I will post the details as soon as it is complete. The holiday to Paris, France was a bit more of a challenge than usual as we […]

DVD Review: Baby Santa’s Music Box (Baby Einstein)

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

We have already purchased a number of items from the Baby Einstein collection including CD’s and DVD’s. This is a seasonally appropriate DVD to be reviewing. The reason we’ve been so interested in the Baby Einstein series, is that they are educational materials directed at babies. The DVD’s in the series use a combination of […]

Firefox Web Browser version 1.5 has been released

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

I’ve been using the Firefox web browser for quite some time now, and was pleased to see that version 1.5 has been released. This new release builds on the already great browser with an improved user interface, and improved performance. The one feature that is most visible is the ability to reorganise website tags. If […]


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