My favourite band I never saw…

siameseAs Siamese Dream celebrated it’s 21st birthday I thought back to my teenage years and stuck the album on Spotify. With every chord and riff it reminded me of the countless hours trying to learn the tabs for Mayonnaise, and failing miserably to replicate their sound by cutting out all the middle on my little Peavey practice amp and whacking the treble, bass and of course distortion on full. Continue reading

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And that is why you don’t want to spend too much time swimming and snorkelling!

fishIt had been such a fun holiday, blue skies, hot sunny days and lovely balmy evenings. We had been snorkelling every day, learning where the best spots were at our local beach and a couple of spots further afield. 

We made plans for the last day, a kayaking trip across the bay to an island that we had heard was a beach turtles lay eggs on. After seeing one on one of our morning swims we were keen to get over and see what it was like.

I wasn’t quite prepared for what followed when I woke up in the middle of the night. Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2013 – A #microadventure


It had been a long time in discussion. Dates came and went with all manner of reasons and excuses. Finally after reading about “THE #MICROADVENTURE 2013 CHALLENGE” commitment was made, days were booked off work and the proper planning began.

The first choice was the location and Crickhowell became an early front runner due to having a route over Crug Mawr that had been aborted 3 times due to mechanical or weather based problems. As the days went on though the weather didn’t look like it was going to be great so a back up location of Church Stretton was also decided upon so that we could go where the weather might be kindest. Continue reading

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Getting Started with Responsive Design

Originally written as part of an article published  on ( Saturday, 25th May, 2013 

It is three years since Ethan Marcotte penned the term responsive web design in his renowned article of the same name name on Things have moved forward at pace both in the ways we deal with responsive design and the amount of devices that now allow us to access the web and finally large companies like Starbucks and the Guardian are embracing the responsive ethos.

So, what is responsive web design and why should you start using it? Continue reading

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