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Archive for February, 2011

Day out at the Musée du Louvre in Paris France

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Like the rest of my day out reviews this is a review on how family friendly the site is, but unlike the others on this occasion I didn’t take the kids. The reason was because I didn’t have my children with me, but as I found out this was probably a good thing. Musée du […]

Fireman Sam – Live on Stage – Pontypandy Rocks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

We had already bought our children a copy of the Fireman Sam Live on Stage DVD and the kids really enjoyed it. So when we saw that Fireman Sam was coming to the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham we jumped at the chance to buy tickets. It’s perhaps a good job we did as the tickets […]

Ubuntu Linux – slow wireless network speed – force adapter speed

Friday, February 18th, 2011

In the past I have had very poor networking performance on my wireless network (Wireless LAN / WiFi) which appeared to have been caused by interference from other networks. I’ve since upgraded to a Belkin N Wireless Cable router which has certainly improved performance, but I notice that I’m still get some quite slow WiFi […]

New version of First Aid and Emergency Services Photo Gallery

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The First Aid and Emergency Services photo gallery on First Aid has been upgraded to a new alpha version of the PenguinGallery web photo gallery software. This now means that the photos have more meaningful titles. It also means that it is easier to add new photo galleries and mean that new features can […]

Buying and cooking fresh and frozen sustainable fish

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’ve already written a post about how easy it is to buy sustainable tinned fish from a supermarket, but what about fresh and frozen fish. Until recently there seamed to be little choice at the supermarket except for frozen pollock (alternative haddock) or frozen coley (alternative to cod), but with help to the publicity from […]

Book review: The River Cottage Fish Book

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The River Cottage Fish Book is not just a cookery book. It’s also a useful guide to anglers planning to eat their catch and to those concerned about the sustainability of the fish we eat. It is the sustainability of the fish that makes this book stand out from all the others. UK consumers are […]

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