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Archive for July, 2009

Campsite review – Ruda, Croyde Bay Devon – Parkdean holidays

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

This is a review of the Ruda holiday village in Croyde Bay (near Ilfracombe) in Devon. This is a Parkdean holiday park, with static caravans an area for touring caravans (across the road) and a camp site. The camp site part is one of the biggest / busiest I’ve seen, which may be because surfing […]

Tatty Teddy on holiday in Cornwall

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Here is Tatty Teddy’s latest holiday diary from his trip to Cornwall with Amelia and Oliver. This time he went on a caravan holiday at John Fowler’s Widemouth Bay caravan park near Bude in Cornwall, followed by two nights camping at Parkdean’s Ruda caravan park and campsite at Croyde Bay, Near Ilfracombe in Devon. Click […]

John Fowlers Caravan Site – Widemouth Bay, Near Bude in Cornwall

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This is a review of the John Fowler’s Caravan site at Widemouth Bay, near Bude in Cornwall. The site is described as a big and lively site. It is quite a large site, with a static caravan area and a touring / camping area. We stayed in a Gold standard caravan which as you would […]

The National Pandemic Flu Service – "Swine Flu Hotline"

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The National Pandemic Flu Service has now been established. Effectively this is the Swine Flu Hotline which was planned for the autumn, but rushed through when the number of cases of the pandemic strain of H1N1 increased by a large number. The new service is designed to relieve pressure on the GPs and other parts […]

Removing Windows from a dual boot Windows and Linux computer

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I have now removed Windows completely from my home PC/Server. It has been a long, long time since I have booted into Windows as this machine runs Linux 24/7. Windows was left installed in case of applications not running on my laptop which is Vista/Linux (where Vista has a lot of software compatibility problems), I […]

Firefox 3.5 publicity – Shiretokoshock and social networking

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

If you use any of the social network websites then you’ve almost certainly heard about the launch of Firefox 3.5. The reason for this is that Firefox has tapped into it’s fan base and community spirit to promote the launch of the new browser. I am one of those that have been involved in promoting […]


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