Monday, 31 August 2009

St. Ives Holiday

Photos were taken at the famous St. Ives beach in England during our 2nd summer holiday in 2009. The weather was not so nice, but we manage to get some lovely photos of the beach.

About St. Ives:
St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday towns, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train, too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain to crystal blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome. We nearly forgot the mild sub-tropical climate, warmed year round by the Gulf Stream!
Life here is cradled around the harbor where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants to nourish you with. Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for your dinner plate or for the tables of some of Britain's finest restaurants. A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista to greet you at the end of each one.









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Waste Management Software

For waste industries like skip hire bins, residential waste collection, or commercial and industrial waste service and disposal operations. There is a new soft ware that would help you manage your business easier, by using this Waste Industry Management Software this will give you less paper works, less overtime, and less cost. This software is actually awarded offered by Westedge.com, an online application for helping waste management organisations collect and report on data that they need to keep track of. Wastedge.com offers latest in technology to the waste industry which has complex and often dangerous requirements. The application includes job dispatch software for automated communications replacing mobile phones with on-board computers and they also tightly integrate with Google maps to allow our users to view any location data, like addresses directly on maps. This award winning software is actually a must for every waste industry and if you are interested with the product, you can check it now and avail their 30 day no obligation trial.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

University Clearing 2009 (UCAS)

Following the publication of A-levels results on the 20th of August 2009, there have been numerous reports of students becoming concerned regarding future University placements, leaving them unsure of what cause of action they should try next. Well, as expressed recently by some experts, students should not panic. Firstly if you are a concerned student you need to check if you qualify for your first choice or insurance choice university. If your grade was not as you expected then it is time talk to a clearing adviser who will help you find the right course for you. Try calling the University of Bedfordshire’s clearing adviser’s on their hot line number “0800 013 0925”. Since the 20th of August they have been recruiting students onto their courses via their clearing process and will be opening up clearing vacancies from the 20th August until the end of September 2009. University of Bedfordshire Clearing 2009 offer a wide range of courses to choose from, along with help and support with any financial concerns. You can actually check out their UCAS clearing eligibility at their website if you qualify, then check out the wide range of clearing 2009 courses, the right course for you could be waiting for you.

A friends visit

A friend came to visit me last week, the 13th of august 2009. I have not seen them for a while so they decided to stay in a BNB (bed and breakfast) nearby and stayed for 2 days. They came and see me on the 13th of august and we decided to take them out for a walk in Bolton abbey and took some pictures. Here are some photos I took from my Nikon D40 camera. As I have said before on my previous blog post, this is my first DSLR camera, so I am still learning on how to use it properly. I hope you like the photos.

About Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharf. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages.
What to see and do at Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is the perfect place to do as much or as little as you like. From a brisk walk across the moor, a fun day for all the family at one of our many organized events, a little retail therapy and afternoon tea with friends or a private moment of tranquility.

Find a family event near you

Good news to all parents living in the states! There is a new and fun way to get the whole family together in a special family event near you. Get your kids involve in fun activities and you can join them as well. With the help of the widget, you can view all events within 60 miles from where you are and choose which one suit you best. As a parent I always want my child to get involve with community events, not only that it helps her boost her physical ability, but socializing does a lot of good to a child’s mental development. Sadly, we don’t have this here yet in the UK, but I wish it were available here. By installing this widget you would be up to date with all family events within your area, the day and time and location where it will be held. Just perfect for a busy mom like me, as I usually just take a glance in my computer once in a while, and don’t have the time to spend browsing different websites. By logging on to the widget website you could win $1000 by just installing this handy widget on your blog, social networking profile, or other websites. So, anybody who visits your website or networking profile can also browse events and activities near them, and if your blog gets the most views, you could win the $1000. If you are interested in this, you can get more information and view the promotion at ParentsConnect.com.




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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Washing stuff toys

To all mommy readers, you don’t need to go to a laundry shop and have your stuff toys dry clean. Cleaning your child’s stuff toys does not need to be costly, all you need to do is put the stuff toy inside a pillow case and pin it or tie it. Wash it in the washing machine with a washing powder, and set on a gentle wash. It does not need long to wash it, just set it on a quick wash and then spin dry. Once finish, you can hung it, to let it dry properly. Once done, you can really see the big difference; it will smell good and look like new. This method is also good in washing trainers’ shoes. However if your shoes it is too dirty, hand washing is still the best solution for it.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Number 1 Hotel search engine

I have been browsing online today looking for a hotel in Philippines, as we are planning to go there for a holiday and see my family this November. I was so amazed with this website hotelscombined.com as they got every hotel listings in every city in the world. You can view hotel pictures, details, prices, and attractions that they recommend and best of all reviews from previous hotel guest. You can also sort out the hotels by price, popularity, stars, name and distance, so basically you got all information you wanted to know on just a click of your mouse. Once you found the right hotel, there are listings of booking websites where you can select which you think would suits your budget, and then you’ll be transferred to the webpage of the booking agent. They are independent comparison website, so they are not paid to promote any particular website or hotel. As being the world’s number 1 hotel search engine, they want to Spread The Word For Charity so every time someone blogs, tweets, or fan them on facebook they give money to charity, that way they can help others as well as advertise, which I think is very cleaver and good idea. There are 3 options on how they do it; they give $20 to charity for a blog mention, $10 to charity for a tweet and $5 to charity for becoming a fan of their Facebook page. You can support them in their good way of reaching through charity by doing your part too, just choose one of the 3 options.

My Nikon D40 camera

This is my first SLR digital camera, and I totally love it! My husband gave this one last month, exactly the same as what he got, because he got fed up of me always borrowing his camera. Anyway, this SLR is amazing, not only had that it taken excellent photos but the battery last a long time. When we went camping, my husband took 600 photos and the battery status is still half bar. When we went on holiday back home in the Philippine, we never charge the camera for 2 and half weeks, until we get home here, it never run out of battery. The photos here in my blog were mostly taken by my husband on his Nikon D40 camera. Now that I got one, I won’t have to borrow his camera, well, except for his converter and long lens.

Here are the specifications of Nikon D40:

Resolution: 6.10 Megapixels
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
18-55mm
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Size: 2.5 inch
ISO: 200-3200
Shutter: 30-1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Mem Type: SDHC / SD
Battery: Custom LiIon
Dimensions: 5.0x3.7x2.5in
(126x94x64mm)
Weight: 16.8 oz
(475 g)
MSRP: $600
Availability: 12/2006

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Flash Video Downloader

Hi everyone! I found something that you might find useful. Quick and easy way to download video, music, games, or just anything from another website that is a flash content site. All you have to do is get the exact url of the thing t at you want to download and paste it to the space provided at the flash video downloader website and click download, then you can get it in seconds, depending on how big the file is. Once it is in the computer, you can then convert the FLV to your desired format whether it is AVI, 3GP, WMV, MOV, PSP, or iPod MPEG-4. It’s all your choice!
Here is the good part, if you don’t have a format converter, you can get it for free in the website, just download it, and follow instructions then you can start converting files. The website is actually very simple but if you have any difficulties, you can contact them by sending an email on their provided form. I’m not very good in computer, but I have managed to Download Youtube Video into my laptop in just a few seconds and then convert it to WMV without any problem. I actually thought the format converter would be handy to have, so I installed it in my laptop and got a shortcut icon in the desktop. Probably the next thing that I would try is to download games from websites like community.games.com, or gamespot.com. This is actually free guys, so feel free to check it out.

Keep cool while driving

Getting into a heavy stop and go or very slow traffic in a hot weather would be a nightmare for everybody, especially if you got kids in the car and no auto air conditioning, you just can’t focus on what you are doing, get a bit irritable and the kids just won’t stop complaining because of the hot air that's making them uncomfortable. This would perhaps be the time you would think you wish you got an auto air conditioning.
Having an Air conditioning compressor fitted in your car would be handy as you don’t really know when you would need it the most! And I know where you can get the highest quality that carries a full line of A/C Compressor with a massive range of AC parts and products for almost every vehicle. At 1air conditioning online shop you can see the wide range of air conditioning parts available for you, with free shipping, affordable prices and covered with full warranty, you just got to check it out!

The Visayan warty pig

I took this picture in Chester Zoo during our visit last week. The Visayan warty pig or Sus cebifrons which is a critically endangered species of pig.


This pig may have been discovered just recently, but from all indications, they have been around for a very long time. At present, they are already being labelled as 'critically endangered'.

The Visayan warty pig can only be found on two of the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines, and as a result, faces unique challenges to their survival in the wild. The challenges include little room to escape from predators, food shortages and hunting - these are the leading causes of the Visayan warty pig's status as critically endangered. Due to the small numbers of remaining Visayan warty pigs in the wild, little is known of their behaviors or characteristics outside of captivity.
Thanks to Veronica, I just remember that this is one of 6 kinds the native pigs they call baboy ramo or wild pig.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Chili's Reading UK has reopened

Good news for food lovers! Chili's Reading restaurant at The Oracle Shopping Centre has reopened as of March 11, 2009. We have dinned in this restaurant last year and totally love the food! The restaurant was originally opened in the year 2000. It has 2 floors of dining area which seats 250 guests with more than 65 employees. With a beautiful stunning location on river side area right in the middle of the Oracle shopping centre, just perfect for a couple or the whole family night out. Sadly it was closed temporarily for renovation in January and now it’s back to business with a completely renovated kitchen. Based on our dining experience, we would rate this restaurant 5 stars, as they serve a variety of delicious food, great fast service with friendly staff, and clean area too. I would say, the food is healthy enough for both adults and children, however if you are very much concern about the food, they also got a healthier food options, and they also cater for vegetarians. The food serving portions are actually big enough for one person, so it’s really a good value for money. This restaurant is one of the 7 Chili’s grill and bar branch in the UK which is owned by U.S. based Brinker International. You can read about it's press release on it's website and get more information.