Horses or Tanks – who wins?

13 July 2015 Lessons

Cavalry charges: that’s how it used to be in the good old days! But then came the Tank: dirty, ugly, noisy and of course terribly effective in battle. So the horses moved from the battlefield to other parts of the Army. So it must be a bit of a surprise to find that the British Army still […]

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Brilliant Synchronisation in the Cloud

11 July 2015 Web

I’ve been using Evernote as my note taking app for some time now and to be honest it’s been pretty excellent, it’s sharing is great and it’s integration with Google Chrome is first class. But recently I’ve become seduced more and more by Microsoft products, their smartphone and tablet apps really have shifted the game […]

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Which is your lucky number in the “Draw a Map of Wales” competition?

18 June 2015 Wales

         

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What’s happened to Penarth?

21 May 2015 Wales

I went to Penarth yesterday, hadn’t been there for some time, but I remembered it as a smart little town but I was shocked when I saw how the centre of the town has changed. Standing in the middle of the shopping area I could count 3 supermarkets, 4 coffee shops and 5 charity shops. […]

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“The Welsh Class” circa 1963: where are they now?

16 May 2015 Family

Clearing out a few cupboards this weekend uncovered this old photo of the London County Council run “Welsh Class” in HungerfordRoad School, probably around 1963. I wonder where they all are now. You probably couldn’t call it the Welsh Class now, would infringe some law or other I’m sure.

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Predictive text – not always a curse

16 May 2015 Family

This was recently in the Daily Telegraph letters page:

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Abergavenny: no longer a Super Market-Town

18 January 2015 Business

I had a lovely weekend in Abergavenny this weekend, not having been there for probably 20 years or more. We stayed in a very nice pub in the middle of town: The Kings Arms and would recommend it very highly. It’s a quaint old beamed building that has creaky sloping floors, panelled walls and loads […]

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