January, 2011 Archive

Happy Birthday Bob

To celebrate the 40th Birthday of one of our great friends from the SEO industry we decided to give him a special present and build him a birthday website.

Check out the website that says Happy Birthday Bob

If you want to send your birthday wishes to Bob via Twitter use the hashtag #bob40 and the site will aggregate them. There is also a caption competition running at the moment with the hashtag #bob40cc but you have to find the page first ;)

happy birthday bob

Thanks to Kean for pulling the site together so quickly too, great job :)

Equality for Women or Political Correctness

Today has resurrected the debate about equality for women after the sacking of Andy Gray from his role as a presenter on Sky Sports. The sacking today followed comments off air that he made about a female linesman, I mean assistant referee, and then further fuel was added to the fire in the form of a remark he made off air in the studio to a female co presenter.

How to Roast a Chicken

Roasting meat can sometimes be quite daunting, but it’s really about the preparation, the oven temperature and the timing. Roast chicken is really gorgeous and is great for either a mid week treat or a weekend roast, and can be eaten hot or cold. I just happen to have roasted a chicken today which we’ll be eating cold, with new potatoes, salad, coleslaw and French bread – a real favourite.

So how do you roast a chicken?

EFAW First Aid Training in Ripon

I went on a really interesting and very useful course today, and now I am certified for the next three years in First Aid having done the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 day course. I signed up to the course in Ripon a while ago and this weekend I was having doubts about going, mainly because I’m always apprehensive about going places where I won’t know anyone and the dreaded “right all find a partner” type activities.

Happy Birthday Wikipedia

Today Wiki celebrates its 10th birthday, so a big happy birthday goes out to Jimmy Wales and all of the early contributors who have created such an amazing and valuable resource.
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Gone are the days of families having beautiful leather bound encyclopaedias set out on a book shelf that would be the main point of reference when a question needed answering, or you were needing to do a bit or research for a school project. We have a set of encyclopaedias, as well as a children’s set, that Dave invested in back in the late 80’s / early 90’s that are now packed away in cardboard boxes in the garage. When I say invested I do mean invested too, as back then they cost an arm and a leg and I don’t even think the kids have ever seen them.