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Archive for December, 2010

New Year 2011 – Website review

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Happy New Year This year I thought I’d look back at some of my involvement in the Internet / websites and how these may change in the forthcoming year. My first website was back in 1994 when I created websites for Hull University LINKs and Hull University Canoe Club. This was very early in the […]

Toy review: Junior Scrabble Disney Edition

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Junior Scrabble is a family game suitable for children from 5 years old. There are two different games depending upon the age of children. The simplest has the words fully spelled out and the aim is to cover each of the letters with the corresponding tile, the harder game has a picture for each word […]

Christmas message 2010

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Another year gone and it’s Christmas Eve again. The children are another year older and growing up fast. Our youngest is looking forward to his first “big boy bike” and our oldest is looking forward to learning to ride on a new bike without stabilisers. Let’s hope Santa can manage to get the bikes down […]

Children have had a letter from Santa (from the NSPCC)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Yesterday our two children received a letter direct from Santa himself. Each received a personalised letter addressed to them by name with a individual funny story about his Christmas preparations and party in Lapland. The letters showed as picture of a present labelled with our child’s name and age and included a mention of our […]

Winter craft picture – House silhouette, snow, snowman and Christmas tree

Monday, December 13th, 2010

This Winter’s craft picture is now complete. We change our picture each season so whilst it’s nice to include Christmas elements in the picture this picture needs to last beyond the rest of the house Christmas decorations. This year we went for a house silhouette with snow, a Christmas tree and a snowman created with […]

Book review: IC 555 Projects

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

In the fast changing world of hobby electronics there are not many books that have been around for over 30 years that have been reprinted almost every year with only some relatively small changes during the first few years. In fact this is probably the only book that is. Whilst that is a testament to […]

The End Of The Line – shopping for sustainable fish

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

After watching the film documentary – The End of the Line I’ve now read the book as well. The End of the Line examines the damage that commercialised fishing has done and is still doing to the worlds oceans putting profits ahead of the sustainability of the fish. This has endangered many species of fish, […]

Chain-socials – harmless fun or annoying distraction

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

It seams that a week doesn’t go by without someone asking me to change my profile picture or post something to my wall to supposedly help some good cause or else to avoid the curse of 20 years of bad luck. One currently doing the rounds is to change your profile picture to a cartoon […]


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