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Badby Woods Bluebells

I have been to Badby Woods before, so I knew what to expect. But this time it was even more amazing than our last visit to the woods!

Although we were probably a week early to experience the full beauty of the woods, this was still pretty spectacular.

There were loads of areas where the floor in was just covered in bluebells! It was like a great carpet of beutiful blue flowers on the ground.

I took a few photos, but they don't really show the true beauty of the woods. You really had to be there to apprechate this amazing sea of bluebells!

We had fun just enjoying the scenery of the area, but the bluebells made it really special. It would be great to be able to see them when all the blubells are out, as some were still waiting to flower when we went, but there is always next year!

Full Badby Woods Bluebells Article >>

Images: Bluebells in Badby Woods (520KB) Our Family in Badby Woods with Bluebells (531KB) Walking through Badby Woods with Bluebells (538KB)

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 22nd April 2011, Event date: 17th April 2011

Technology Bloggers

Last Wednesday, my technology blog (technology.christopher-roberts.co.uk) died. Why?

Technology Bloggers Logo Well for a long time I had been moving to move my tech blog to its own domain, and power it by WordPres. This would make it more easy to post for me, and keep it independant from my site.

Why didn't I? Well when choosing a domain name to move my technology blog to, I just couldn't. An option came up which was technologybloggers.co.uk and my head went wild! What if I destroyed my old blog and set up a totally new one? What if I set up a community blog, which I owned the domain name, but everyone owned the blog. Everyone benefits from it, and loads of people write for it and read it.

I bought technologybloggers.co.uk and technology-bloggers.com. I couldn't decide which one to use? I wanted .com, but the dash was a bit annoying... then I had a brainwave. This blog isn't going to be a business, it's a community, or rather an organisation of bloggers. TechnologyBloggers.org was purchased!

Full Technology Bloggers Article >>

Images: Technology Bloggers

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 22nd April 2011

A Weekend in Dorset

Early on the 4th of February I set out for Dorset. Dorset is a lovely area, with some great geological features. The features are so great that part of the coast (known as the Jurassic Coast) is a world heritage site.

A world heritage site is a site or structure designated by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization as being one of global significance. In the case of the Jurassic Coast it is because of its amazing coastline, where there are some amazing geological features and lost of very important and well preserved fossils have been found there.

The Costal Path to Lulworth Cove
The Costal Path to Lulworth Cove
 So what did I visit in Dorset? Well first of all I went to Lulworth Cove. The weather was surprisingly good for March, with beautiful blue skies and it was fairly warm too. The cove is a fantastic example of erosion, with its soft clays now eroded, leaving limestone and chalk standing, whilst constantly being battered by the sea.

Just up the hill from the cove is a geological feature known as Stair Hole. This is a Limestone rock structure which was thought to have been made millions of years ago when the African Plate smashed into the European Plate. This same collision formed the Alps, and then sent shockwave's through Europe. Chalk was lying on the ocean floor on top of limestone and this massive impact caused the limestone to push up from horizontal to an almost vertical position. Today the lines of the 'crumpling' are still very visible, a reminder of power of tectonic collisions. Now you know how Stair Hole was formed!

We had lunch in the lovely village of West Lulworth and had a look around this quaint seaside location, before we set out on a long walk over the hill to Durdle Door.

Full A Weekend in Dorset Article >>

Images: Stair Hole Rock (423KB) An Artistic Shot of Lulworth Cove (432KB) Lulworth Cove Entrance (453KB) Stair Hole (507KB) West Lulworth (Village) and Lulworth Cove (386KB) Me at Man of War Bay (310KB) Corfe Castle (283KB) Studland Bay Sand Dunes (365KB) Studland Sand Dunes Footpath (400KB)

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 6th March 2011, Event date: 4th and 5th March 2011

The London Olympic Site

Last Monday, I was very lucky to get a sneak peak at the Olympic Park in London. Not only did I get to see the stadium up close, but I also got the chance to visit the Olympic Park viewing gallery at Holden Point.

Christopher Roberts at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium
Me and the London 2012 Olympic Stadium
 London are ahead of schedule on the build, and it shows, as most of the park looks finished from the outside. They still appear to be working on building the athletes village and the aquatics centre; however the structure of the velodrome, basketball stadium, athletics stadium, handball arena and the all new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre (soon to be the largest in Europe) look finished from the outside.

I am not sure what theme they were going for in the London Olympics, as the main/athletics stadium and the velodrome are the only structures that actually look normal - let me explain. The basketball arena looks like a giant marshmallow, the aquatics centre looks like an oddly shaped Pringle and the handball arena just looks like a giant black box.

Full The London Olympic Site Article >>

Images: The London 2012 Olympic Park (188KB) The O2 Arena and Canary Warf (Docklands) (182KB) Me at the Olympic Stadium (214KB)

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 19th February 2011, Event date: 14th February 2011

Merry Christmas 2010

Let me start off with an apology. Sorry social blog, you have been put on the back burner this year. You haven't been updated much. Two holiday diaries and three other posts is pretty poor for a whole year.

There are many articles I could have written this year, but I simply haven't. Why?

Well I have been very busy, too busy, meaning less time for my social blog. My tech blog was ok until August and then I set up my philosophy blog. This was a fantastic new toy for me, which I just couldn't put down. Its had over 50 posts since August, which is quite a lot! Probably because it has novelty value so I just can't help updating it, but also because its powered by WordPress, meaning that it is so much easier to update - when its working properly!

I will leave you with one final treat for 2010. Here is the revamped version of last years Christmas animation - Christopher Roberts Christmas Animation 1.1!

The animation can be found in the full article.

Full Merry Christmas 2010 Article >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 22nd December 2010

Paintballing

On the 28th of November last year, I went paintballing for the first time, and it was fantastic! Today have been to the same Delta Force paintball centre, and had an equally brilliant day!

During the first mission, capture/raise the flag and defend the flag I managed use almost 100 paintballs and not get shot... not sure how I did that! In the first half of the next game when we had to kill the enemy general, I also didn't get hit. It was only in the second half that I got hit, and it was at the start of the game on my hand, and it hurt! The sting soon went away and we players some more fantastic games.

A game where you had to eliminate the enemy general, a bridge too far, a game where you had to get the bomb in the castle, (which I did successfully Smiley Face) Afghan Fort and Speedball then it was time for the big game! Not everyone took part in the big game, so there were a few spare paint pellets knocking around, which people gave to those of us going into the game.

Full Paintballing Article >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 10th October 2010, Event date: 10th October 2010

Cumbria Holiday Diary

Today we set off at 10:45 for a long journey all the way Cumbria where we would be saying for a week in a lovely new holiday house.

The house was in the village of Holme, and had just been refurbished, so was in great condition. It had two double bedrooms, so we brought some sleeping bags, and a very nice bathroom, lounge and kitchen.

After we had arrived and unloaded the car, we went off to the local shops, (about 15 minutes drive away) to stock up with food for the next few days, so that we didn't go hungry. We then came back to the house, and explored around a bit, before having tea, watching some TV and then finally going to bed for the night.

Full Cumbria Holiday Diary >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 1st August 2010

Easter Weekend Holiday Diary

Today we had a lovely day out to the National Trust Property Lyveden New Bield, the country park at Barnwell, and the station at Wansford.

First we set off to the National Trust Property, near the rural village of Oundle. Lyveden New Bield is an example of working progress Elizabethan building work. When the starter of the project, Sir Thomas Tresham died, the project was halted, and never completed. Lyveden is still incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on Tresham's death in 1605.

When we got there, my brothers did an easter egg hunt, and me and my parents looked around the house. The house also has some nice gardens, which we walked around after we had looked around the house. Some of the photos show the house and its gardens.

Full Easter Weekend Holiday Diary >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 6th April 2010

Happy New Year

Let me start off this post by saying Happy New Year to everyone!

This was meant to be posted yesterday, but I was a bit busy so it wasn't - doesn't really matter!

You may have noticed that my blog has has a small theme update, with the addition of a few pages as well. I hope you enjoy the update, and look forward to new posts in this new year.

Full Happy New Year Article >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 2nd January 2010

Lapland Holiday Diary

On the 23rd of December 2009, me and my family woke up at 1 o’clock in the morning. This was because we had a 6 o’clock flight to catch. The day before, there had been many delays at airports all around the country due to the snow, but luckily we left with just a 45 minute delay. After a three hour flight, we touched down in Lapland – north Finland.

It was fantastic, everywhere was covered in a thick blanket of snow! Since I was used to flying from huge airports like Heathrow, the airport at Ivalo was a bit of a shock to me. It was one small building, with the arrivals desk just meters away from the door, and the baggage collection just behind that.

Full Lapland Holiday Diary >>

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date written: 29th December 2009, Event date: 23rd-27th December 2009

Recent Posts

> Lapland Holiday Diary - 29th December 2009
> Happy New Year! - 2nd January 2010
> Easter Weekend Holiday Diary - 6th April 2010
> Cumbria Holiday Diary - 1st August 2010
> Paintballing - 10th October 2010
> Merry Christmas 2010 - 22nd December 2010
> The London Olympic Site - 19th February 2011
> A Weekend in Dorset - 6th March 2011
> Technology Bloggers - 22nd April 2011
> Badby Woods Bluebells - 22nd April 2011


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