The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review
The debate on whether or not to approve airstrikes over Syria is on my mind. Like many of you, I have read and watched the news, listened to the opinions of our politicians and discussed this issue with friends, family and colleagues. The solutions to the issue appears to be binary with the debate simply falling … More #Don’tBombSyria
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. It’s likely that parent’s receiving their child’s Christmas list will notice that there is no doubt a request for a video game. It’s also likely that it won’t be age appropriate. With stories in the media of children being violent and the age old debate … More Video Games: What Parents Need To Know
My Granddad, I would say is a fairly youthful chap at heart. He’s 70, enjoys his horse racing, taking the dog for a walk, plays for his local crown green bowling team, and generally just enjoying well deserved retirement. Oh, I almost forgot, he also loves to play the Xbox! Despite this unusual hobby for … More Texting is Killing Language: The Evolution of Language
Today in the UK, marks the day of remembrance for all those men and women in our Armed Forces who perished in the line of duty and those lucky enough to survive through their duties. We celebrate their brave efforts and sacrifices on this day to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1 (WW1) on that date … More Freedom and the Importance of Remembrance
I hate to sleep. For me it is the burden of my day. If I can, I like to stay up late and get up early. If I happened to stumble across a magic lamp and a genie popped out, (do you imagine the genie from Aladdin?) one of my obligatory three wishes would be … More Tweeting Towards Immortality
We all do it, don’t we? Compare ourselves to others? Whether it be to make ourselves feel better or to use someone’s skill or knowledge as a yard stick to live upto. Or is it just me? I think we all feel influenced in many ways by others and it’s through this that we look … More Who Do You Compare Yourself To?
Christmas is fast approaching. And before we know it, the kids will opening the first window in their advent calendars eager to begin the countdown until good ol’ Santa comes down the chimney with gifts…for all the good boys and girls of course! Christmas has always been a special time of year in Bollington. A … More Christmas Decorations Throughout Bollington!
When we want to know the stories of events that happen nationally and around the world we switch on the news. These news stories consist of heroism, politics, tragedy, health, sports and terrorism etc. More recently, the Turkey terror attacks in which more than 90 lives were lost is the latest chapter in the history of terror. … More The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route
It has been argued at great lengths that the ASBO was a waste of time, money and effort. It has been heavily criticized that ASBO’s were not a deterrent to youth. In some parts of society an ASBO was heralded a “Badge of Honour” in which youths actively pursued Anti-Social Behaviour to be awarded an … More Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?