Portable Wheelchair Ramps

Finally got round to tidying up the Portable Wheelchair Ramps section on our ramps website this week. Our ramps site has always been a bit of a mess due to the fact it was originally started back in 2002 and is a right mixture of different systems/styles/formats. There still isn’t a universal theme going through […]


I made a post on sim64 last year simply titled opstopreason and for the life of me can’t remember why. All of a sudden that post has received loads of visitors who appear to just be searching for opstopreason Could someone please enlighten me, what is opstopreason ?

2014 Christmas List for me

Time to start my Christmas list 1. Wine Coolers – not your run of the mill wine fridges you can pick up from most appliance stores nowadays, but a superb Temperature controlled, humidity controlled wine cooler for long term storage of wine that replicates wine cellar conditions. 2. Audi A1 – The Polo is starting […]

2 Bedroom Cotswold Holiday Cottage

Available soon 2 Bedroom Cotswold Holiday Cottage situated in Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour South Warwickshire Delightful Holiday Cottage on the edge of the Cotswold, The White Cottage is a 2/3 bedroom detached cottage constructed from local Cotswold stone, old handmade bricks under a welsh slate roof. The White Cottage benefits by having a large open fireplace, central […]

How to Increase Your Google+ View Count

Find out how to increase your Google+ view count Sim 64 have created a simple Google+ Profile Diagnosis tool that may help you discover why your Profile View count is lower than expected and also provides advice on how to improve your view count. Enter your Google+ Id number or Custom URL below For example […]

Adam Masterchef the professionals 2013 UK

Is Adam the best chef ever to appear on Masterchef the Professionals ? Is it a foregone conclusion that Adam will win Masterchef the professionals 2013? Masterchef The Professionals 2013 Does Adam have Aspergers by Terry Simmonds

Olympic Torch Stratford upon Avon July 1st Shakespeare's Birthplace

Update 1st July I have now uploaded some photos here – Photos of Olympic torch Stratford-upon-Avon The Olympic Torch passes through Warwickshire on day 44 of the Olympic Torch Relay (1st July 2012) and enters Stratford-upon-Avon at 2:51pm The route goes; Shipston Road, Banbury Road, Clopton Bridge, Bridge Street, Henley Street (Shakespeares Birthplace), Windsor Street, […]

SEO Services Post Penguin : The Polar Bear Update

Rumours is that the next Google update following the Panda Update and The Penguin Update will be called the Polar Bear Update Which leads to the question – Why don’t Polar Bears eat Penguins? To find the answer to this intriguing question we went out on to the streets of Shipston-on-Stour with our clipboards in hand and […]

Irma Hadzimuratovic was a little girl not a series of airlifts Wikipedia

I’ve blogged about Irma Hadzimuratovic a few times over the years. Most people won’t remember her and this isn’t helped by the fact if you go to the Irma Hadzimuratovic page on Wikipedia you are automatically redirected to a page about Operation Irma. I don’t know enough about Wikipedia to edit this, but please if […]

Cherington Stourton Sutton Website Updated

I went out for a walk round Cherington the other day to take some photos for the village website. Although it was a little dull I got a few nice pictures and cropped them down to use as rotating images for the blogs header. Quite happy with how it looked I decided to use a […]

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

The 2011 John Lewis Christmas Advert features Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths Apparently this years John Lewis Christmas advert features Slow Moving Millie performing an old The Smiths classic Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want. More info here – John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 Update: Slow […]

How Steep Should Wheelchair Ramps Be

We updated our wheelchair ramps sites the other day to provide information about wheelchair ramp gradients and how steep wheelchair ramps should be. The CAE (Centre for Accessible Environments) say the maximum gradient for wheelchair ramps is 1:12, with the occasional exception in the case of short, steeper ramps when refitting existing buildings. The gradient also […]

Occupy Stratford : What Would Shakespeare Have Said

After seeing all the tents outside St. Pauls Cathedral as part of the Occupy London Campaign I was all set to go and sit outside Stratford-upon-Avon LloydsTSB as part of the Occupy Stratford Campaign this morning. Unfortunately it was bit cold and drizzly so I decided to go for a breakfast in Shipston instead.   […]

David Walliams a True Hero

I have to admit I’m pretty cynical when it comes to celebrities doing things for charity. I have to make an exeption with David Walliams swimming down the Thames though. From what I’ve read he is really struggling, is unwell, behind schedule but still plowing on, you really do have to admire him. He still has […]

Autumn Days Lyrics Estelle White

Update 07/09/2011 I originally wrote this blog post about Autumn Days after seeing the kids at my daughters primary school performing it for the Harvest Festival on 23rd September 2009 With so many people searching for Autumn Days lyrics, Autumn Days music, Autumn Days information, etc. at the moment I thought it was time I […]

Memorials for natural burial sites

I found a lovely little website which provides memorials for natural burial sites over the weekend. I was looking at some of the local natural burial grounds and noticed some provided small slate plaques, but prefer the idea of a nice natural stone instead.

The guy with the golden voice

lot of hype over the video of the homeless guy with the golden voice over past couple of days, after seeing the video you can see (hear) why though, really is a great voice.


I updated my Cherington website this week and gave it a bit of a new look for the new year. It’s a little site I set up a couple of years ago but never really did much with, hopefully more of the villagers will contibute this year and it should improve.

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a […]

Is Word Lens fake or real ?

Is the Word Lens app a hoax and fake? http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-lens/id383463868 Update 13:38 looks like Word Lens is real and is available as an app from iTunes for £2.99, amazing stuff.

Why are iPad keyboards so expensive

I will hopefully be buying an iPad before Christmas, but as with all the other laptops I have ever bought will be wanting an extra keyboard to go with it. When looking at the Apple site though the only ones I can seem to find are wireless ones at a staggering £56.00 Why are iPad […]

Will Google move out of Ireland if the Irish government raises corporation tax

As any Google AdWords or Google AdSense user will know, the contract with Google is between us and Google Ireland. The reason for this is because Ireland currently has one of the lowest corporation tax rates at just 12.5% meaning  running the finances through Ireland save Google a fortune in tax. If the Irish government […]

Cannabis Seeds – Sale of cannabis seeds to be licensed in UK

The Seed Marketing Regulations 2010 which come in to force on 22nd November 2010 list Cannabis sativa L as a seed that can only be marketed by a person licensed to do. Does this effectively mean the sale of cannabis seeds is to be licensed in the UK and the websites selling cannabis seeds will […]

How much does the BBC earn from google

Does anyone know if it is published anywhere How much the BBC earn from google? It would be interesting to know just how much Google are paying the BBC each month.

Crooning NOT Beatboxing

Please put this on your site and link it back to our Crooning NOT Beatboxing campaign to help stop the Argos Christmas Advert ruining the memory of a legend.

V1 SEO on AdWords

The V1 SEO AdWords campaign resulted in over 140,000 impressions in the first 8 hours. Gerald Duck believes this is just the tip of the iceberg and expects 1 million impressions a day before v1seo.co.uk is officially launched.

Sing Hosanna Lyrics Give me joy in my heart

My daughter moves up to big school in September and is in the last 2 weeks at primary school, on the last day, they have a leaving ceremony at the local church and hopefully one of the songs will be Give me joy in my heart I’ve written out the lyrics to Sing Hosanna and […]

When did you start building websites

I was looking back through some of my old invoices at easyspace today and noticed that one of the first wheelchair ramps websites I registered was back in June 2001. More about my old wheelchair ramps site over at podline

Restoring an Antique Desk

After having our Oak table restored last week my wife is now wanting me to get the antique furniture restorer round to have a look at the old desk which she inherited from her grandmother about 10 years ago. It’s been stored away in the spare room at her parents ever since she got it, but now […]

Zapcats Powerboat performance, but at a fraction of the cost

Having started out on the waters near where I live on a jet ski, this summer I’m looking at moving up a gear and getting a powerboat. Whilst researching on the internet, I found a website all about Zapcats. I’d never heard of Zapcats before, but they are incredibly speedy rigid inflatable racing boats, which […]

A feathery birthday surprise

It was my birthday on Tuesday (21 again). Usually it’s the usual array of socks, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate brazils, but this year the kids clubbed together to buy me a ‘have a go at falconry experience in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. Step aside Robin Hood with […]

Pet Memorials

This recent cold snap has bought back memories of our old cat, Button. She was always an outside sort of cat, but at this time of the year would often hide herself away somewhere at nigh time so as to avoid getting put out. The problem with that was, she would then wake us up […]

Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi in Remission ?

Despite alleged Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi being told he only had 3 months to live back in August, he is now out of hospital and up and walking. Is Al Megrahi’s cancer in remission or has he just been discharged from hospital so that he can die at home? Al Megrahi was […]

Will this week be like next week

What a week! Mid Monday morning the wife came in all excited after a drive round the village, she had seen a sign outside a house saying “kittens, ready end of the week” she took a piece of paper out of her pocket which she had scrawled the telephone number on and asked if she […]

Lorem Ipsum Copyright Claim

An ex professor from Sapienza University of Rome is threatening to turn the world of website designers, printers and typesetters upside down by claiming the copyright of Lorem ipsum. Professor Maxilanus Vitrioli claims to have found 15th century manuscript that name his far distance relative as the original creator of Lorem ipsum, and also claims to […]

Christmas Turkeys Gobbled Up

In an unfortunate incident on a Warwickshire small holding a rafter of turkeys had an early Christmas. The Turkeys which were being specially reared for a number of local restaurants met an untimely ending when part time turkey hand Jez Day was caught short whilst locking them up for the night. When asked what happened, […]

Wine Cabinets vs Wine Cellars

With the house move imminent I am still arguing with the wife about whether or not to deck out the cellar with wine racking and turn it in to a wine cellar, or to get it lined, plastered, decorated, heated and use it as an offic/workroom. I personally think a wine cellar will be far […]

Swine Flu Parties in Warwickshire

With the swine flu pandemic inevitable now a lot of Warwickshire parents are planning Swine Flu Parties in Warwickshire so as to build up their children’s immunity while the virus is not to virile.

Gift Vouchers for Activity Days

Ever fancied having a go at rally driving? or perhaps something a little tamer like Off road 4 x 4 driving , Quad driving, Go Karting or even a go on a skid control track? Into the Blue provide a range of gift vouchers for driving activity days starting from as little as £30 and […]

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