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Next: Splendour Festie 22 July 2017Splendour This milestone should be in a brighter colour!!July 22nd, 2017check the links - click the tumblr pic next
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This blog is 95% made with an Android Smartphone …menus and widgets need a pegman like google maps to move widgets on an android so until that happens …Sept 2015 for a while posts are via the pc sadly the Android Smartphone isn’t working at the min!
The menu and widgets are only updated occasionally…kk
The lovely 3Mobile co have now organised a means of a sim only contract which allows All you can Eat Data with 35Gb of tethering (use your phone like a mifi-wifi) for a reasonable price!! Awesome – so in the next few weeks the blog can have a spring clean and evolve a little!!
Love youtube music- would like a linked profile and links … with a widget maybe to bring in new likes… spotify or myspace or tunehog or vimeo? sadly we had to pay, but in 2017 this may have changed!! …..
All the pages and everything is made with the Smartphone that’s every post and page (the theme had to be sorted with the pc) to prove that anyone with an Android could make a blog – everything made on the phone but the headers and widgets from 2011 to 2017! Now we can choose themes and add widgets with the wordpress app. Now all we need is a the ability to add a few affiliates, not actually advertising but maybe tickets or books and music!! Currently wordpress.com isn’t into money making!!
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Splendour Music Festie Tumblr Link here… also with Download Festie links – click the pics for info!
WollyParks’s Blog Click all the PIC LINKS ON THIS SIDEBAR FOR LOTS OF INFO ..click this first flowery avatar for a link to another blog, and click it again to come back…
THERE'S LOTS OF INFO on the FACEBOOK and TWITTER links of local events and interesting snippets of info around the UK that is UP to DATE! Check Regularly for WHATs ON and then use the PAGES to check or for opening times, directions etc !!
Blog Author contact and info is also further down the sidebar. No responsibility is accepted from the Wollypark blog for events, timings etc please check on the original websites. Info is here for inspiration! Also no responsibility is accepted for links to other blogs or twitters.
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As well as this Blog and Wollaton_nottm Twitter, a new micro venture is on the way – wish me luck! Monetising Wordpress isnt allowed – click the pic for Offers and Info!
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Blog ChangesBack to a proper menu colour soon --- just looking for an alternative theme.
LATEST LOCAL INFO – LONG BLOG Please SCROLL LOTS charities list link right at the end!!Check the twitter feed below updated at least weekly There's a student twitter link and a Green Environment link much further down the page. There's lots of pages - more than the main menu see the list below. Click the pics most of them take you somewhere Just browse around - Info on our Splendour Festi on tumblr link. The aim is to make the blog on an android phone (yes all of it!) tell you how to make it, take all the pics, make all the 'artwork' on android apps, and create lots of info on where you can visit a) from Wollaton and Wollaton Park - and b) around the UK Enjoy (don't read it all at once!!)
QAA-Wyrd Tuition and QQA-Confidence
Theres a story with this video – check the Red Deer Category
A Picnic in the Park with the Red Deer!
Wolly Park – Spring last year scroll down for twitter
95% Designed via an Android Phone (it shows!!)The aim of the blog is to provide info on Wollaton Hall and Park and the surrounding area, and secondly to make it all, as far as possible from an Android smartphone so along the way info on Apps and ways to use them in the blog will be included. Easter 2013 - new connections via wifi and mifi on the way hopefully
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Community LinksChristmas 2013 Thanks for all the lovely comments - they are much appreciated. These are bloggers who have followed the Wollypark blog - - lovely folk and a big thanks goes to them for following. Just a cautionary note for parents - occasionally the software that sorts the real bloggers from the computerised lets a blog follower through that is either advertising or not suitable for children - mostly the bloggers are lovely and there a real world of creativity out there! Feel free to check out their inspiration! Wollypark doesn't accept any responsibility arising from any link to other blogs.
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Vodpod-vimeo videos – this will work soon
Jigsaw Puzzle the pieces are aligned already!
Blogroll in a Pearltree soz authors the pearl isnt the latest blogpost!
A blog that plays around with images
The layout changes from here to two smaller columnsThe blog is intentionally unprofessional looking in the sense that it isnt sleek and modern. If you prefer that style, the author offers her apologies. As an individual who likes lots of info, bookshelves crammed with books not categorised or in tidy rows but just crammed full with books leaning, some on top of others, no sizing order, not hardback but just lovely information to dip into all over the place... and lots of creative stuff, embroidery, painting, internet programmes, lots of photos, cookery, home made bread and pizza and other recipies (morissminorarcana) then perhaps this blog will make sense. It would be nice however to be able to change the column sizes just slightly ...so if anyone out there knows how please advise.... so far the theme style wont allow it. I have made a few more modern approach wordpress blogs, one in particular for learning stuff... anything at all at http://businessstudiesalevelrevision2012.wordpress.com/
Learn anything from a text book…at any level
The Twitter link belowHas a collection of useful Business Studies and Biz links if you are interested.
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Google Rss feeds are ending on July 19th! try Netvibes!A help note ref Google rss feeds - on the blog till 19th How to send your google rss feeds to netvibes - create your netvibes file - and make sure you remember the login and password - go to google takeout - https://www.google.com/takeout/ export your rss feeds - and when they have successfully arrived in the downloaded file - unzip it and copy the xml file - (make a new folder in documents - google feeds?) - in Netvibes choose add (+) and browse the xml file just downloaded from google - - press import - your feeds should now be in the netvibes account - and you have an xml of the google info -
Quals: (not that anyone needs them to blog)
PGCE: Secondary: Bus Studies and ICT
Print: RSA Typewriting level III
The blog is not perfect –
The aim is to make this blog using an Android Smartphone, so some edits and info may be a little less than perfect … but it proves an android smartphone can make lots of pages and lots of posts and artwork!
The objective is:- have a go a making a blog yourself on any topic but try to take your own pics and make your own artwork!!
see the Making Blogs (with wordpress) page
The blog really really is made with an android phone.
There are thousands of blogs on wordpress.com and blogger – you may need an account with either system to start blogging (i.e. you need an email address and the ability to verify it) then you can make blogs and also use the wordpress ‘read blogs’ option – a super world of ordinary people information.
The blogging world is not aiming for marks for perfection – its aiming at ordinary people’s creativity. For perfection try serif webplus software and create a website and keep improving it – they have free downloads of older versions of software! 2017 sadly their webplus is not longer a current product but there are versions still working.
NB: There aren’t any people in the pics on the posts as their permission would be needed to be uploaded and online ..Maybe a gallery soon…
Lots of people do visit the park and other Nottm/Notts Attractions – 80K at Sherwood Festival Aug 11th 2013 – with a little help from the Tweeters!
Interested in Astrology?
Years ago I studied Astrology – before the EU banned it for predictive purposes so now it is for Entertainment only (was it ever anything else??).
I belonged to the Nottm Astrology Society and did talks for groups all around the UK. I was even on TV with the Time and the Place programme once!! My focus was always that the majority of people don’t understand that Astronomy ie the Planets can be seen in the sky (Starry Skies, Astronomy groups) and that sky picture is the one in your Astrology chart from the day you were born so its quite special but its not going to control your life.
Many years ago people used the stars to navigate and determine when to plant and harvest so it was important but became ‘occult’ or hidden in the Victorian times, and now with the Internet (and lots of countries still have a really big interest) its evolved more. People know some information is for fun and entertainment and is not too serious.
If you are interested in finding out about Astrology and want an honest up to date viewpoint, or would like a beautiful artwork chart as a pic for your phone or frame, email firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject *ColourCharts
Its a de-mystifying type of Astrology so people who may use it to manipulate you cant do so any more!!
Theres a blog at
Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon & Half Marathon | Travel Information…& Safe pse munch enough proper protein
The Nottingham Carnival
Sunday 20th Victoria Embankment
They say Carnivals are Artistry, Creativity, Revelry and Giving Thanks (the last may depend on a Religious Statue to process!)
In deference to the superstitious world the following applies and has no connction to the 2017 Carnival unless theres a Sun, Earth Moon theme!
If you are superstitious and worried about the Eclipse in America
a) we cant see it from the UK
b) people invent things to match the perceived Astrology… which is wrong
c) Astronomy is not Astrology.
.Any possible meaning (if there was such a thing), will have been the election of their new President.
There is a superstition Astrology clarity blog associated with Wollypark and the GCSE History theme of Medicine through the ages, a link will be on the sidebar in the next weeek.
Carnivals also have an interesting place in history and the present.
Pics when permission has been ok’d!
It doesn’t seem a whole year since these long slow sunshiny days (with long shadows and watercolour landscapes) were here back in 2016! In the middle of winter however the year always feels like two years… if we were old fashioned county set we’d be worrying about getting enough of a wood pile cut and stored before the wet and misty Autumn turns up (with the stormy seascapes and still life paintings) as well as harvesting crops and fruit (and the hops)!
Have you seen the awesome ceiling staircase paintings in the Hall as well as the Dinosaurs of China (@Chinasaurs17). Maybe thats an outing for a rainy day.
Locally and all around the UK folk are busy harvesting.
It’s Bank Holiday next weekend, so its bound to rain.
Worth a read at this time of year.
Minimising Garden Health Risks:
Ensure tetanus jabs are up to date. Otherwise, see your local GP for a tetanus vaccination if you have cut yourself on a plant or got soil or manure in an open wound.
If working with or being around anywhere where there is anything rusty is especially prone to tetanus, and its simple to check booster vaccinations for both the UK and abroad, beaches, boats, farmland, visitor attractions, water both open and leaky pipes etc etc
just check kk.
Another Transport heritage display.
see the twitter on the sidebar, @nct_buses have a travel offer
This Sunday is the Stewart Classic Vehicle Register – Summer Gathering. Featuring a “not to be missed” display of fantastic heritage road vehicles from bygone times.
A Daisytrail collage made 14 Nov 2010 for my Great Uncle Harry Thomas M. (in the pics).
Wars are terrible, I dont know where my Great Harry fought or where another Uncle of mine Uncle Charles his childhood friend and nephew who was a medical orderly served: They both came home but sadly Harry died from the effects of Mustard Gas poisioning some few years later.
Other Great Uncles served and some died some survived WW1 in the Navy.
“When you go home tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow we gave our today”
and the Wipers Times info.
The Sherwood Forresters memorial is at Crich in Derbyshire. Their website link is here:-
Illness in the early 20th Century
In 1918 the Influenza epidemic, pandemic claimed the lives of more people than WW1. This in no way changes the bravery of any serving personnel in the War.
A further two Great Aunts and another Great Uncle from the same family died of influenza. Despite being a virus, other deadly diseases had no antibiotics available to treat them until after 1928.
thanks for the above link info.
Check the weather on webcams around the UK!! Lots of links, lots webcams!
hoping any grotty rain storms stay out of Notts today!!