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Archive for July, 2012

Day out at Stokesay Castle in Shropshire

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

We visited Stokesay Castle after joining English Heritage, so we had free entrance. The price is quite reasonable for non-members and under 5’s go free. Stokesay Castle is a good, well preserved, Medieval Manor House / Castle. The visitor centre is a modern building set back a little way from the actual castle which is […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 3: Disneyland Paris

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

This is the final part of my holiday review. The first part provided details of travelling to France by ferry and the Eurocamp International camp site and the second travelling around Paris on the RER and metro. In this I provide details of two days that we spent at Disneyland Paris. We have visited Disneyland […]

Review of the Google Nexus 7 tablet from Asus

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

This is a review of the Google Nexus 7 tablet. The first tablet running the latest Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ operating system. The tablet is branded by Google (who develop the Android operating system), but is manufactured by Asus. I already have two computers made by Asus, the first an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tablet […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 2: Train RER and sightseeing in Paris

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

This is part two of the review of our holiday to Paris. In holiday part 1 (ferry to France and Eurocamp Paris) I have already provided details of getting to the site and about the Eurocamp Paris International campsite. One of the main advantages of this particular site is it’s proximity to Maisons Laffitte RER […]

Paris caravan holiday 2012 – part 1: Travel by ferry and Eurocamp International

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

This is the first part of the review of our family holiday to Paris during spring 2012. Why Eurocamp Paris International Caravan holiday? Having visited Disneyland Paris with our children on several occasions. Most recently having a Christmas holiday at the Disneyland Paris Cheyenne Hotel, but the last time I took my daughter into Paris […]

Penguintutor LPI practice exams – Now updated to new 2012 objectives

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The Linux Professional Institute Certification Program (LPIC) has undergone a major revision to the objectives for 2012. The exams for LPI Certification Level 1 are now using the new objectives for exams that started from the beginning of this week. The LPI Certification Level 2 exams will start on the new objectives from next month […]


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