Poole

July 31st, 2015

We’re in Poole for a mini holiday seeing Auntie Ange and Uncle Dan. We’ve visited Peppa pig world at Paultons park which was great fun (Oscar is starting to enjoy the rides now,) a local park and the beach for some fireworks!

Here, Oscar is helping Joshua walk up a steep slope to the path, he took his hand to help :)

Ninja Sushi

July 29th, 2015

We’ve been trying to find out what ninjas eat?!? And we couldn’t find the answer so we’ve made some ninja sushi! Here’s Oscar devouring it 😊

Weekend with the boys

July 21st, 2015

I looked after Oscar and Joshua all day without Mummy for the first time! We had lots of fun, plenty of food, drink and naps. And almost enough nappy changes and goes on the toilet.

We watched Iron Giant (good and exciting, but unlike Big Hero 6 failed to make Oscar cry when the robot sacrifices himself.)

And we went to my old park, which was good, although a little worse for wear! Read the rest of this entry »

The inevitable happened

May 25th, 2015

We could build a SPACESHIP

May 22nd, 2015

Daddy’s treated himself

May 22nd, 2015

Lego Scarlet from The Drift

April 12th, 2015

Oscar made this today. Maybe spending 2 weeks on the set of The Drift as a newborn affected him more than we realised!

Say YES to Dot Everyone

April 5th, 2015

There’s so much to think about in this talk by Martha Lane Fox (or watch here). She’s calling for a new ‘institution’ (Dot Everyone) to shepherd Britain into becoming the pioneers of the Digital World. To counteract the problems and imbalances we’re facing.

It’s worth reading the whole thing, but here’s some snippets that stuck out to me.

Education:

It’s that simple, whoever you are. Whether you run a large organisation. Or a country:

“It’s not ok not to understand the Internet anymore.”

It doesn’t matter if you’re 80 or eight, if you’re online once a year or once a minute. Understanding where the internet came from and what it can do will help you make more sense of the world.

The lack of diversity in tech industries:

Do you think Apple would have released its much anticipated ‘Health’ kit without the ability to track periods if there’d been a woman high-up in the organisation? I don’t.

(I never even thought of that… And that’s symptomatic of the problem we’re facing new with no diversity in software engineering.)

What better way could there be to give the UK a huge leap in technology, than to inject those voices that are currently underrepresented?

Ethical and moral issues:

Do children need different rights online?

What are the implications of wearable technology? Of an Internet embedded in devices in your home?

How do we make sure that ‘smart cities’ are projects for the public good not just private profit?

How should we prepare for the so called ‘second machine age’ and the increased use of robots?


If you agree that these are problems worth solving, please sign the petition.

We created some of the greatest institutions of the 20th century – the BBC, the Open University and the NHS. We must be able to do the same for the 21st century.

It’s not beyond our collective ability to nail this.

Just think about, I know I get excited. I don’t want to get carried away, but it could be our generation’s moon-landing, our Great Exhibition, our Festival of Britain.

Say YES to Dot Everyone

April 5th, 2015

There’s so much to think about in this talk by Martha Lane Fox (or watch here). She’s calling for a new ‘institution’ (Dot Everyone) to shepherd Britain into becoming the pioneers of the Digital World. To counteract the problems and imbalances we’re facing.

It’s worth reading the whole thing, but here’s some snippets that stuck out to me.

Education:

It’s that simple, whoever you are. Whether you run a large organisation. Or a country:

“It’s not ok not to understand the Internet anymore.”

It doesn’t matter if you’re 80 or eight, if you’re online once a year or once a minute. Understanding where the internet came from and what it can do will help you make more sense of the world.

The lack of diversity in tech industries:

Do you think Apple would have released its much anticipated ‘Health’ kit without the ability to track periods if there’d been a woman high-up in the organisation? I don’t.

(I never even thought of that… And that’s symptomatic of the problem we’re facing new with no diversity in software engineering.)

What better way could there be to give the UK a huge leap in technology, than to inject those voices that are currently underrepresented?

Ethical and moral issues:

Do children need different rights online?

What are the implications of wearable technology? Of an Internet embedded in devices in your home?

How do we make sure that ‘smart cities’ are projects for the public good not just private profit?

How should we prepare for the so called ‘second machine age’ and the increased use of robots?


If you agree that these are problems worth solving, please sign the petition.

We created some of the greatest institutions of the 20th century – the BBC, the Open University and the NHS. We must be able to do the same for the 21st century.

It’s not beyond our collective ability to nail this.

Just think about, I know I get excited. I don’t want to get carried away, but it could be our generation’s moon-landing, our Great Exhibition, our Festival of Britain.

Mountfitchet Castle, Norman Village and Toy Museum

April 4th, 2015

We had a big day out and explore of a Normal Village and a pretty impressive collection of toys today. Here’s a small set of pics from the day. Me and Oscar particularly enjoyed all the Star Wars toys and figures in the toy museum! Read the rest of this entry »