Salisbury’s New Coding Club for Kids

This week saw the first code club for kids in Salisbury. It’s progressed from a school club to a village club and now the club is being trialled in Salisbury. I had ten great kids attend, all with different abilities and ideas. We made a Space Invaders game which was a lot of fun.
My interactive BB8 droid is making an appearance in the next lesson as I’ll be showing the kids how to a build chatbot.

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Durrington Show 2017

We went along to the Durrington Show at the weekend. We’ve visited it a couple of times in the past, admiring all the classic cars and steam engines. A couple of years ago I met the local amateur radio club and they were very kind to offer a few introductory lessons here. It was nice to see them there again this year, putting on an interesting display of wartime spy equipment.

This yer I met people of a club I haven’t heard of before, the Salisbury Model Engineering Society. I really enjoyed chatting to these guys and seeing what they make. I’ll be popping along to their next meetup in a couple of months time.

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Car Booting

I’m wanting to start selling retro consoles and games as I think it’s about time to get rid of the majority of my console collection. I’ve been trawling the car boot sales over the last month in a bid to supplement my product range and this has been a bit hit and miss but a great deal of fun. As well as a few games and consoles, I have come away with a few other retro purchases.

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Cheddar Gorge

This weekend saw us camping in Cheddar Gorge with a number of families from our village. Hot, hot, hot but at least the caves were nice and cool when went exploring in them.

Sandwiches at the top of Jacob’s Ladder.

Ice cream reward.

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Back to Bangor

We’re back from visiting our old university town of Bangor after a break of nearly 20 years. The place has changed a great deal since we were last there but there were some pockets of familiarity still left in the town to discover.

Bangor Pier

I was able to have a wonder around my old department and to be honest the place hasn’t changed one bit. It even smelt the same as you walked in.

Bangor SAFS

We also ventured up the hill to the Main Arts building and had an explore around there too. This was where I sat my exams and I remember one hall in particular had a great mural to stare at should you ever look up from your papers. We found it whilst wondering the corridors. I remember seeing The Lightening Seed play on this stage, Charlie liked that very much as he’s rather keen on the band too.

Bangor University Mural

We also explored Snowdonia and other areas too. Whilst visiting Beaumaris over on Anglesey we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see Blue peter filming at the life boat station there. So this week the Whitworths may make a brief appearance on your screens!

Blue Peter Filming

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