For the first time in over a decade, this has been my first year of not actually being in Atherstone for their annual Shrovetide Ball Game (or "Atherstone Ball Game" or more commonly known as "Ball Game"), so I've had to rely on social media to know what's happening.
Now, for those of you that don't know where Atherstone is (be it if you're within the UK or from some foreign land), it's a small town (in England) situated along the A5 between Tamworth and Nuneaton... it's in the Coventry postal district (CV9) and within the county... [read more]
Last year on Twitter, I started to randomly tweet little puzzles for my followers to play along with, which they did receive a good reception. The main one I used to play was #SWYS ("Say What You See"), where I'd post a picture that has various items on it and you have to guess what the word is. (For example: I'll post a picture of a muscle man, next to an image of a bow and arrow ... and the answer would be? Yes, the cider drink, Strongbow). Besides the Say What You See games, I also did try a... [read more]
I have decided to get with the times and update my site from the original grey and dull looking theme that seems alright on desktops, laptops and tablets and make a more "modern" looking theme which is also responsive too, so that if you're viewing on a mobile phone or any other small screen, it'll fit nicely and save you from having to pinch-and-zoom on every page.
So, it's a goodbye from this:
And, hello to this:
Also, there may be the odd few problems that may occur around the site because of the change in style, but if you do... [read more]
Bebo relaunched recently and it is no longer the social network site it used to be - which was once full of crappy games in Iframes, awfully sized pictures and loads of glittery sparkly love heart GIFs along with messages of "ur mi bby luke luv u 4eva n eva luv destiny xxxxxxxxxxxx" ... ugh.
It's now just another messaging app (like WhatsApp or KiK or Facebook's Messenger or that one that everyone seems to have forgot about... you know... where you can send each other a message... yes, that's the one, plain bog-standard SMS Messaging). However Bebo have... [read more]
If you're someone who knows me well enough, you'd know I have an interest with the weather (and to some extent other natural disasters too), so yesterday I got bored and usually when I get bored random ideas pop into my head, and one did so, of which I think would be of use to a majority of the online UK WX scene. Ok, so maybe not so at this time of year, but definitely during the year it may be quite handy.
The main reason this idea popped into my head, was because earlier this year when various storms were... [read more]