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Archive for October, 2008

Baking with Kids – Gingerbread biscuits for Halloween

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Here is a simple recipe for gingerbread biscuits (cookies). These can be made for any occassion using appropriate cutters, the example used here is for Halloween. I made these with our 3 year old daughter who enjoyed both making and eating them 🙂 Great fun for kids and adults. Ingredients 350g (12oz) plain flour 3 […]

Updates to Quizzes on FirstAidQuiz.com and PenguinTutor.com

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I’ve finally got around to fixing some of the errors in the questions featured in the First Aid Quiz and Penguin Tutor quizzes. The errors have been found and reported by visitors to the site. When writing about 200 questions (per website) there is always going to be a few errors that get missed. Most […]

Taking a toddler and baby to Holland – Duinrell Wassennar

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I’ve already published an account of our holiday in the Netherlands through a child’s eyes (Tatty Bear’s Holland Holiday). This is my account of the holiday from a parents view. This was a 9 night (+1 in a hotel), staying in a Keycamp caravan and travelling in our own car. We have stayed in a […]

National Waterways Museum in Gloucester Docks – Visiting with baby and child

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

I took my three year old daughter and baby son to the National Waterways Museum in Gloucester. This is one of three museums operated by the Waterways Trust under the name of National Waterways Museum. The three museums are at: Ellesmere Port, Gloucester Docks and Stoke Bruerne. The first problem was finding somewhere to park. […]

Installing OpenOffice.org 3 onto Ubuntu – Debian package for Linux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Quick guide to installing the latest version of OpenOffice.org (version 3) on Ubuntu Linux. The next version of Ubuntu is in about 2 weeks time. I guess that the latest version will include the latest version of OpenOffice.org, but there are no guarentees. If you can’t wait then this will give details of how to […]

Upgrade your Office software, OpenOffice.org 3 released today

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The latest version of OpenOffice.org is now available. Due to it’s popularity the website has been struggling with the incredible demand for this latest version. They have temporarily changed to a leaner website, but downloads of the software work fine. OpenOffice.org is a great replacement for Microsoft Office and it’s much much cheaper. In fact […]


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