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Archive for September, 2011

Lunt Roman Fort at Baginton near Coventry

Monday, September 26th, 2011

We visited the Lunt Roman Fort on the same day as visiting the Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airport. Quote a contrast, but they are very close to each other and are both good places to visit for just a couple of hours or so. There is a small charge for visiting the fort which […]

Learning everyday first aid online with the Red Cross

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The Red Cross have created a new web based introduction to first aid. It’s called everyday first aid and as you can probably guess is designed for teaching some first aid that may be needed as part of your normal daily life, ranging from dealing with a sprain to performing compressions on someone that is […]

Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airport Coventry

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The Midland Air Museum is at the site of the Baginton Airport in Coventry. It’s a small air museum, but has quite a lot of planes in such a small space. The museum is mainly outdoors with one large building and two smaller buildings. One of these normally houses a former Royal Navy harrier jet, […]

Avoncroft Museum of historical buildings in Bromsgrove Worcestershire

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Avoncroft museum is an understated museum in Worcestershire. I had seen the tourist signs for the museum whilst driving past and we visited over the summer bank holiday weekend. The Avoncroft Museum is about 19 acres in size with over 27 different buildings and structures. There is a large range of different buildings from timber […]

K’Nex Corkscrew Coaster

Monday, September 12th, 2011

My daughter is only six, but she loves roller coasters. We have season tickets to Drayton Manor Park (home of the Ben 10 roller coaster) and she recently went on Falcon the vertical roller coaster at Duinrell in Holland. Rides that would scare much older children. So when we were browsing around some toys and […]

Removing the Google url part from search results

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When I’m writing my blog I often add links to relevant websites. A quick Google and click on the link and I can easily copy the site into my blog. If however the links are direct to PDF files then it’s usually just a case of right clicking and choosing “Copy Link Location” (I’m a […]

New advisory 20mph speed limit at Redditch schools

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

As children in Redditch go back to school this week there is now a new road safety initiative outside many of the schools. New flashing 20 mph advisory speed limit signs have now been installed near the school. The sign (see image right) has a child crossing warning sign, flashing lights and the wording “Max […]

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