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Deforestation of the Amazon rain forest

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

It is widely recognised that, whilst ground based data is needed to get a full picture, remote sensing from space is the best, and perhaps only credible, solution for monitoring the whole of worlds rainforests, and that radar satellites are the most efficient in doing so. This is unsurprising as in most rainforests it rains much of the time, and so for most of the time there is more than 80% cloud-cover. Most satellites only spend a handful or two of minutes operating over the rainforests in any one orbit. With some orbits over ocean rather than forest, and with …


A recap of all episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Posted On Dec 23 2016 by

Buffy Anne Summers arrives in Sunnydale and enrolls at Sunnydale High where she meets her new watcher, Rupert Giles (also the school librarian) and makes her first friends, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, and meets Cordelia Chase and the mysterious Angel a vampire with a soul. Also in town is The Master, the oldest vampire known and he is stuck in Sunnydale, well underneath Sunnydale after an earthquake rocked the town many hundreds of years ago. A mystical barrier has kept him there. With him are is his best vampire, Darla who is also the vampire that sired Angel in Ireland …


Angel – 5 Season Binge Watch

Posted On Dec 23 2016 by

So you may have heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or you may be too young to remember it. But the fact remains that the show was a big hit at the time. If like me you are more of a reading person and would prefer to read my transcript of all 5 seasons, you’ve found the right place. Let’s start at the beginning.. In the beginning there was a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On it were two lovers destined not to be, the slayer, Buffy Anne Summers and a vampire called Angel. They fell deeply in love, …


Pink – The truth about love

Posted On Dec 22 2016 by

“The truth about love comes at 4am. You’re all f**ked up and you grab a pen…” This line from Pink’s new album ‘The Truth About Love’ is indicative of pink’s new attitude towards love, and how relationships work. Pink is a woman who has had an epiphany and her recent tour is all about spreading her findings.The beauty of an artist like Pink is that she has a huge arsenal of material, which she can delve into and emerge with some interesting points. Love, sex and relationships are common themes in her work and added to the material on her …


Multi-Tasking: Efficiency or Chaos?

Posted On Dec 22 2016 by

In our modern lives it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of everything we have to do. Try as we might the never-ending to-do list and Outlook reminders fall short of organising our hectic lives. In an attempt to maximise the efficiency of our jam-packed day many of us turn to multi-tasking. The telephone finds itself precariously balanced between ear and shoulder while our fingers furiously type away at some urgent email. We text while we walk; with heads bowed we slowly meander in a vague attempt to avoid bumping into oncoming pedestrians. I am sure many of us have …


The Dad’s against Drug’s project

Posted On Dec 1 2016 by

In 2000, the Kirklands Area Neighbourhood Watch – Safe Community independently commissioned researchers to undertake a Participatory Appraisal Study within its community, to highlight issues pertinent to the local people and their well-being, and to try and get them more involved in the Neighbourhood Watch. A major shock finding of the survey was when the researchers who were undertaking the study within the community, found themselves directly approached by drug dealers. These shock findings led to a number of dads wishing to play for a football team to promote drug awareness to their children and the wider community. The Dads …


First aid kit for teachers and carers

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

Are You Prepared? A first aid kit is one of the most important things to have in your family home It is important to have a fully stocked family first aid box in your home. A family always comes with little accidents and having everything at hand can make dealing with minor cuts, grazes and bumps far easier. There are lots of pre-packed family first aid kits, which may prove useful as a beginners kit however you will know your own family and it may be better to start one from scratch or at least add to the basic one …


Bath-time is just as important as maths!

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

Benefits of Bathtime The nightly routine of a warm, relaxing bath, followed by a cozy bedtime story can be one of the best investments that as a parent, you can make with your time.    We have always tried to have bathtime in our house in the evenings, even when the children were babies, as it helped to define the day from the night and set up a good marker for the end of play time and the start of (hopefully) a good night’s sleep. The advantages over the years have been that not only do our children know that …


The Ghost of Christmas Past

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

For the majority of young people, inflation is the Ghost of Christmas Past. Inflation is something that one reads in history books, inflation is something that has always affected other people but never themselves. The onset of high oil prices and thus higher transportation costs has meant that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the most respected measure of inflation because it takes into account spending in areas such as mortgages and council tax, is starting to jump. The latest figure from the Office of National Statistics reported that CPI had risen be some 0.6% to 3.3% in just one month …


Yoga for kids

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

Tatty Bumpkin A bendy, giggly world for strong bodies and clever minds Tatty Bumpkin run fun, yoga-inspired classes to encourage movement and enhance development. The classes are held in private venues, nurseries, children’s centres and schools nationwide. Be Bendy Stretching their bodies through adapted yoga poses Be Giggly Have fun by following the adventures of Tatty Bumpkin and her amazing animal friends (as opposed to doing a list of exercises). Be Clever Learning across all areas of development, through a programme fully aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage Be Strong Use their own body weight to naturally strengthen the …