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Archive for June, 2010

First Aid Awareness Week – 28 June to 2 July 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

28 June to 2 July 2010 is First Aid Awareness Week. The campaign is being run by Dorling Kindersley (publisher of the First Aid Manual) along with the UK’s leading First Aid providers – St John Ambulance, St Andrew’s First Aid and the British Red Cross. It’s a great opportunity to think about what first […]

Upgrade of WordPress blog to version 3.0

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I have now upgraded WordPress to version 3.0. Wordpress provides the website and blog on Watkissonline, as well as uploading posts to the First Aid Quiz and Penguin Tutor web site. See: Website powered by WordPress. Version 3.0 provides numerous new features providing more CMS features, as well as multi-site blogging. I use my own […]

Birmingham Accident and Emergency is now at the QE

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The accident and emergency department for Birmingham has now transferred from Selly Oak hospital to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Edgbaston. Download a printable reminder here

Quote of the day – from The Horse and His Boy

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

“Aravis also had many quarrels (and, I’m afraid, even fights) with Cor, but they always made it up again: so that years later, when they were grown up, they were so used to quarrelling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently.” The Chronicles of […]

Twinlakes Family Theme Park – with a toddler and young child

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

We visited Twinlakes Park during the May bank holiday. It was a sunny day day and as you would expect on a public holiday was pretty busy, although fortunately the queues were not too bad. Twinlakes is a family theme park located near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. We took a picnic with us rather than […]

Day out at Umberslade Farm Park – Childrens farm – Warwickshire

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Umberslade Farm Park is located in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. A short distance from Solihull and Redditch. The farm was formally known as Umberslade Children’s Farm, but was relaunched during May 2010. We went along on the relaunch weekend. There were a few additional features which I think were only running for the relaunch weekend, including bouncy […]

Adding Facebook social plugins (comments) to your own website

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I’ve used the Facebook Connect social plugins to provide a comments feature to my website blogs (see: Blog comments using Facebook connect social plugins). The reason I added this was because of the way that I create my blog. I use WordPress as my blog engine running on my WatkissOnline web server, but then depending […]


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