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Happy Christmas

I’d like to wish everyone who visits my site, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time and effort to comment on my posts and I hope to see you all in 2011. Alternatively, please have a Merry Non-Denominational Winter Festive Period 😉

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500 Posts

In April 2006 I started this blog as a bit of an experiment to see what all this blogging stuff was about. Since then I have managed to write 500 posts which I’m quite impressed at! Back then it was very general, but now it’s just about Scouting. I’m also quite pleased about the podcast […]

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Happy Christmas

To everyone that comes by and reads and listens to what I have to say, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Thank You All!

At some point on Monday, I recorded my 10,000th hit on my blog! This figure is based on the WordPress stats that have been recorded since January 2008, although my Feedproxy stats give a totally different figure! So to everyone who has stopped by and read or listened to what I have to say – […]

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Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is my Mum’s 65th birthday, so Happy Birthday! Not really Scouting related, but that doesn’t matter!

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1911 Census

The 1911 Census was made available online on Tuesday of this week and I’ve had some fun looking through it. So far I’ve managed to find the details of my maternal Grandmother and her parents and my paternal Grandfather’s parents (he wasn’t born then), but the other two are alluding me for the moment. It’s […]

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Good News Story

This seems to be all over the media today. A Cub from Norwich has managed to gain all 33 Cub Scout activity badges! Very impressive! You can read an article about him here. I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

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NORAD Tracks Santa

I know this isn’t strictly anything to do with Scouting, but it is fun! If you know or have young(ish) kids of your own or you are a 37 year old big kid (for example!), you may like to visit the NORAD Tracks Santa web site on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defense Command […]

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To All Americans

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Guns Fell Silent…

90 years ago today at 11.00. The Great War, the War to End All Wars was over. Except it wasn’t. World War 2, the Cold War, Vietnam, The Falklands, The Gulf Wars 1 & 2, Iraq and Afghanistan subsequently happened. The list is much much longer and I’ve picked the most prominent ones from my […]

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As I’ve been blogging more and more, I’ve noticed that the majority of my posts have been Scout related. And as the people who have been good enough to link to me from their blogs are also Scout related, it made me think that the majority of them aren’t all that interested in me waffling […]

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Blogs and Comments

When I started doing this blog around two and a half years ago, I was doing it for me as a trial to see what blogging was all about and to try out the software. After looking at a few of the different options out there at the time I settled on WordPress on my […]

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Training

Throughout the majority of my working life so far, whether it was at Asda or within the school where I now work, I have been involved in training. I’ve had to train people how to use checkouts, meat slicing machines, ovens, computers and the list goes on. And of course, I’ve been trained before I […]

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Summer’s Here!?!?

Today we took the Scouts the the District’s Archery Competition and it’s been a gloriously sunny day. This is the kind of weather we needed about two months ago! Anyway the Scouts had a good go, but didn’t win. They gave their best shots (pardon the pun) and enjoyed themselves. The thing is, when they […]

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The 1908 Scout

As we were doing some knots and lashings last night for the younger Scouts, it made me think what would one of our original Scouts from 1908 made of us and Porthill today? He would probably recognise a lot of the area still as a fair proportion of the houses still around were built in […]

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