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Archive for March, 2006

Coventry Trophy Centre

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

With some presentations coming up soon I needed to get some engraving done on a plaque. The first time I had to do this I went to a shoe repair / engraving store which is part of a big chain. At the time it was expensive, took several days and they made a mistake twice […]

Open Office .org New Release

Friday, March 10th, 2006

It doesn’t seam long since OpenOffice.org released version 2 of the popular, free Office Suite. There has now been a new release version 2.02. Some languages may have to wait a little longer, but it’s available in English for Windows and Linux. The most significant thing is that the spelling dictionaries for several languages are […]

Book Review: Updated: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby (Tracy Hogg)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Book Review: Title: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby Authors: Tracy Hogg Publisher: Vermilion Date: January 2001 ISBN: 0091857023 I have already written a review of this book, but I wanted to include a bit of an update. Here is the original review of the book “Secrets […]

Web Design – xhtml, CSS based, w3c compliant, DDA

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

This week I have given the Warwickshire St. John Ambulance web site a major redesign. The reason for doing this was to make it easier for people to navigate around the site, and to make it fit in better with the national website. Whilst I was doing this I also took the opportunity to redesign […]

Twycross Zoo with a Baby, and Animal Conservation

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

We went to Twycross Zoo at the weekend. Twycross Zoo is within Warwickshire, but only just. It’s very near the border with Staffordshire. I have been to the zoo a few times before, my latest was about a year ago, when we went with children, this time we took our baby daughter (7 months old). […]

Tommy’s Parent Friendly Awards 2006 (last chance to vote)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

The voting period for Tommy’s Parent Friendly Awards is at the end of this week (5th March). If you’d like to vote on the UKs parent friendly companies you can do so on The Tommy’s Parent Friendly Awards Voting Webpage. Results should be available in April.


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