2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Enjoy Bonfire Night

Just a few things to remeber on the 5th of November šŸ™‚

If you’d like to see the animated version of this guide please visit Bonfire-Night-Safety.co.uk.If you’d like a free printable version of this cheat sheet to use as a teaching aid, visit the child development resource PDF

The Gunpowder Plot

As I write this post in front of my study window, I am being treated to a free firework display…as I was last night. This is because tomorrow, November 5th, is when we celebrate the discovery of a plot to blow up the King and the Houses of Parliament. All kinds of traditions and customs have grown up around this event and to help you understand why this is celebrated, I’ve found a few interesting links to help you discover why events in 1605 are still remembered today.

The Gunpowder Plot by Bruce Robinson

Gunpowder Plot Game

Gunpowder Plot Society

Facts for Children

Hope you enjoy the links andĀ all haveĀ a happy and safe Bonfire Night.

London 2012…..Tuesday & Wednesday.

Tuesday was mostly taken up with driving down. We decided to go the scenic route and drove through the Peak District National park on a beautifully fine and sunny day….it was lovely! Eventually we hit Chesterfield and the M1 and used the sat nav to negotiate the London streets….past the Oval and Lords cricket grounds and speakers corner…..I never realised Park Lane was so long!!!!!…..until we arrived at our holiday appartment block in Deptford Bridge. Finished off the day with a meal of Spanish tapas in the onsite restaraunt.

Wednesday was our first full day of holiday, so after buying our Oyster cards, we set off on the DLR to Greenwich. DH can’t go anywhere without a CAMRA publication, so we decided to base our day on one of their ‘London Pub Walks’ Ā fitting in a visit to the Cutty Sark Ā on the way round.

Greenwich & Cutty Sark from Irene Fitzpatrick on Vimeo.

Across the road from the Meridian line was another Greenwich pub on our walk, the Plume of Feathers. This was a lovely, traditional pub and was very friendly.

We were very tired after all this….a good job I took my comfy shoes……so made our way back to the DLR and an evening in.