Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Activities – Things to do and see


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It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend coming up and whilst I’m no particular fan of the monarchy – I do appreciate the extra day off.  Other people however, all around the country, are going nuts for it – stringing up triangles of cloth and covering everything in flags…  Would jubileeve it?

Olympic Torch Route


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The Olympic Torch Relay runs from the 19th May to 27th july.  Over those 70 days, 8,000 torch bearers will take the torch within a hours drive of 95% of us.

Space X Launch Aborted


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Since the retirement of the Shuttle Program last year, America has no means of launching astronauts into space.  In addition to hitching lifts on Russian rockets, they’ve been looking to the private sector to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).  There are two contracted firms in the running: Space X and Orbital Sciences Corp –…

Drinking Monopoly


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A friend and I once made up a drinking version of the classic Monopoly game one bored evening.  It went on to become a Leed Uni smash…well Boddington Hall anyway – I recently found the rules in an old folder….

Virgin Media web filter…and how to bypass it


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The high court ruling forcing ISPs to block The Pirate Bay finally affected me today.  Although not a regular to the site myself, since I heard my Internet usage would be effectively censored I’ve started taking an interest in whether I can get there or not…As of today – I can’t…well not directly anyway…

Riverside Penthouse in Bideford for the Bank Holiday


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Normally a group of us head off down to Devon for the Bank Holiday to do some camping next to the beach in the sun…but this year, there was only 6 of us and the weather was looking pretty miserable so we decided to pimp it up a bit and rent a cottage by the…

Share The Cost – A Google Spreadsheet for Splitting Shared Expenses


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A handy spreadsheet for keeping track of costs across a group of people.  It’s ideal for house sharers splitting bills or friends splitting the costs of meals and holidays etc.