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Archive for December, 2012

Christmas holiday at Center Parcs – Sherwood Forest near Nottingham

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

We went on holiday to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest during the last week before Christmas 2012. We have visited Center Parcs several times before, when our children have been babies or toddlers, but had not been for a few years and our children are now both school children. This holiday was also longer than our […]

Raspberry Pi Christmas bundle – running Rasbian Linux and Raspbmc

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I was intending this blog post to be rather different, it was intended to show how easy you could put together your own Raspberry Pi bundle, but it didn’t go quite as smoothly as planned. Fortunately it all turned out in the end, and I only had to replace one item, but it was a […]

Christmas message 2012

Monday, December 24th, 2012

As always I’m looking forward to Christmas. Hoping that Santa will leave a new camera in my stocking, but more importantly looking forward to having some time with my loving family. In keeping with the spirit of giving I also use it as a time to think of others that are not so fortunate, and […]

Day out at Brodsworth Hall & Gardens

Monday, December 10th, 2012

We visited Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire as a member of English Heritage. We had joined English Heritage earlier in the year when visiting Dover Castle. Brodsworth Hall is a country house furnished as it was during Victorian times. It also includes extensive Victorian gardens. The is an outdoor children’s playground which has a boating […]


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