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Archive for August, 2009

Emergency services photo gallery at First Aid Quiz

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Recently I’ve been working on an update to the First Aid Quiz website. I’ve already updated the questions in-line with the latest First Aid Manual and updated some of the info on various pages. I’ve now added a photo gallery to provide some photos of Emergency Service Vehicles and events in the UK. I’ve started […]

Dusting off my dancing shoes

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

I’ve now been on my diet and fitness weight loss plan for 8 weeks now. I lost a further 4lbs this week. I’ve already lost a lot of weight and I’m getting fitting as well. Exercise seams to be addictive and I’m finding myself wanting to do more and more. One of the things I’ve […]

Book Reviews: Head First Java, Java The Complete Reference and Swing A Beginners Guide

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Finally I think I understand this Java, OO-Programming, GUI based thing. Well enough to make a decent stab at some programming anyway, and that’s more than I’ve been able to manage in the past. My first programming was in C which I was taught at university. This was back in the days when GUIs were […]

Forgotten part of my website – PenguinTutor Linux hardware, software and book reviews

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

You would think that a webmaster would remember how their site is structured, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you have lots of websites you look after. It also doesn’t help when (according to a search on Google) you have over 2000 pages on the site; although I hasten to […]

Kids day out – National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks and Stoke Bruerne

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

One museum, three locations. The National Waterways Museum is split across three sites in Gloucester Docks in Gloucestershire, Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire and Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. This is a review of the first two as I’ve not yet visited the Ellesmere Port museum. If you plan to visit more than one of these locations […]

Crafts with Kids: Giant Summer Picture 2009 – Seaside scene

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

I’ve now finished our giant Summer picture. This picture is something we’ve been doing for the last year, creating a large picture on the wall based on the current season. We started this one at the beginning of the summer, but we have just added the final finishing touches after our holiday to the seaside […]


UK days out, children and holiday information is also available on the Days Out Diary web site
Linux, LPI and the Quiz / Test Program posts are also available on the Penguin Tutor website
First Aid Information, first aid games and first aid practice test / quiz entries are also available on the First Aid Quiz Web site