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Archive for November, 2010

Wireless networking – Wifi slow or broken – try changing channel

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

In the good old days of wireless networking the world was a wonderful place. You bought a wireless router plugged it into your broadband and it just worked. There was an issue of not enabling security, but that just made it easier for others to borrow your network (good or bad depends upon your personal […]

Christmas Markets – Birmingham, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The year has flown by and Christmas shopping is in full swing. This year I’m hoping to take in a couple of markets around Europe, but my first first visit to a European market was to the Frankfurt Market in Birmingham. We went on a Saturday (Family Day) and […]

Book review: Pudsey Annual – BBC Children in Need

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

If you have young children then they will love this Pudsey Bear Annual from BBC Children in Need. The annual includes games, puzzles, recipes, crafts, activities and stories. There are plenty of activities varying in difficulty from pre-school to young school aged children. The annual is themed with Pudsey Bear and Blush throughout and includes […]

Remembrance Day – explaining it to a young child

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

How do you explain Remembrance Day to a 5 year old child? That is the question that I’ve had to face as a parent. I believe Remembrance day is an important event in the annual calendar and have for many years joined a local Remembrance Sunday parade as a member of St John Ambulance. My […]

Firework Safety – Attending public events or private parties

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Guy Fawkes night is almost here so here are a few tips to keeping children safe when visiting a display or organising your own home firework display.

Day out at Cadbury World, Bournville Birmingham

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Ever since Charlie Bucket first found his golden ticket children have dreamed about visiting the chocolate factory. With Cadbury World in Bournville this is possible. Unfortunately there is no free lifetime supply of chocolate at the end, but there is the world’s biggest Cadbury shop instead. Cadbury World is at the chocolate factory in the […]

The End of the Line – The problem of overfishing

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The End of the Line is a documentary like no other. It is a documentary that could help change the world for the better, I sincerely hope so as the future does not sound very promising if something is not done. I first heard about this from a tweet by Stephen Fry when it was […]


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