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Archive for December, 2007

Wyre Forest Glade Swimming Pool – Wave Machine and Slides in Kidderminster

Monday, December 31st, 2007

I’ve been to the Wyre Forest Glade Leisure Centre before, but that was when I was living in Coventry. Now I’m living in Redditch (only about 20 mins drive away), we took our 2 year old daughter along. The leisure centre is one of only a few, non seaside, council run swimming pools with wave […]

Parent and toddler parking spaces

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

I’ve been resisting the urge to get on my soap box about this issue, but I’ve now seen one final thing that has pushed me to writing this post. It seams to me that there are generally two types of people that abuse parking spaces. The first don’t give a dam about anyone and will […]

Baby Changing Facilities at Welcome Break Woodall Services

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Whilst traveling back from my family in Yorkshire yesterday, we stopped at Woodall services on the M1. This is a “Welcome Break service station”. I’m sorry to say that the baby changing room is one the worst that I have ever seen at a service station. It was clear that nobody had inspected the baby […]

Christmas Charity 2007 – Tommy’s Baby Charity and Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Following my theme for the last two years I’ve decided to give my annual “Christmas Donation” to another child and baby charity. As my wife is pregnant it seamed appropriate that this year I’ve chosen Tommy’s the baby charity. An charity dedicated to reducing the number of babies dying during pregnancy and birth. This year […]

HP Laptop Hardware Problem – Wireless Networking

Monday, December 24th, 2007

My HP laptop has been working OK since purchased in April until recently. Before I setup my wireless network at my new house I’ve been using wired Internet from the cable modem. Since then I have found that the wireless networking has failed. At first the symptoms appeared to point at a software problem, and […]

Virgin Media – Not taking payment then contacting a debt collection agency

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Since moving house I’ve had a real problem getting Virgin Media to take my payment and close my account at my old house. This is despite continuing as a customer getting my phone, TV and Broadband from Virgin Media. Despite telling me my account was clear I have now received threatening letters from both Virgin […]

Recent activities – Linux Ubuntu 7.10, Virgin Media cabling, Ethernet over Powerline, Windows Vista Notworking (or do I mean networking?)

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

I’ve not been blogging much recently. Mainly because my life is so busy. It’s been about a month since we moved house, but we are still unpacking. This is partly because we have been redecorating and buying and assembling lots of new furniture (long live Ikea!). So here is a quick rundown of what I’ve […]


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