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Some one else reading @MiniBoyGeek a book

Tas has been reading to MiniBoyGeek tonight. The photo is taken with her reading “Where’s My Cow” by Terry Pratchett. Like Sam Vimes, Tas is good at doing the noises!

Books 28 to 34, Over a third of the books :)

Even more books with MiniBoyGeek! Book 28 – Jason Hook’s “Where’s the Dragon?“ Book 29 – Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo“ Book 30 – Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo’s Child“ Book 31 – Neil Griffiths’s “Grandma and Grandpa’s Garden“ Book 32 –… Continue reading →

Books 23 to 27 – More reading with @MiniBoyGeek

Some more books: Book 23 – Julia Donaldson’s “Fox’s Socks“ Book 24 – Beth Pountney’s “Scatty Catty Where is Your Milk?” Book 25 – Mary Murphy’s “Slow Snail“ Book 26 – Kali Stileman’s “Peely Wally“ Book 27 – Jane Clarke’s… Continue reading →

Books 18 to 22, from Dinosaurs to Butterflies!

Tas and I are listing to the Harry Potter Audiobooks at home, and I have had The Tales of Beedle the Bard at my parents for a while, and had not got round to reading it as of this. I… Continue reading →

Books 13 to Book 18 some with @MiniBoyGeek, one on a train

Some more books, Book 13 I read on the train too and from work, I have got some more free Kindle books to read soon, and some other books to re-read and hopefully finish, but first: Book 13 – Titanic:… Continue reading →

Book 12 – Mallard and another one with @miniboygeek

Book 11 – Giles Andreae’s “Giraffes Can’t Dance“ Book 12 – Don Hale’s “Mallard: How the Blue Streak Broke the World Steam Speed Record” (book crossing ID 609-14374962) On 3rd July 1938 A4 LNER Pacific ‘Mallard’ achieved the world speed… Continue reading →

More books with @miniboygeek

Mini Boy Geek and I have read some more books ūüėÄ The List now sits at: Book 7 – Roger Priddy’s “Alphaprints 123“ Book 8 – Jane Cabrera’s “Floppy Ears“ Book 9 – Disney Level 1 – “Finding Nemo in… Continue reading →

More books with @miniboygeek

After the success of book 1, Mini Boy Geek and I have had some more books ūüėÄ The List now sits at: Book 2 – Terry Pratchet’s “Where’s My Cow? (Discworld)” Book 3 – “Grampy Rabbit In Space” – A… Continue reading →

52 books and Book 1 – Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack by Lynsey Dodd

A while ago I tried to read 52 books in a year, and I dint win ūüôĀ so lets try again‚Ķ this time simple books count :D, which is lucky as Mini Boy Geek likes simple books. Ok so I… Continue reading →

Hippy’s cause trouble

Some of you may think I have some hippy tendancys; being that I live on a boat, and that I plan to be as off grid as I can, bma and I have over a number of years had a¬†smiler¬†talk;… Continue reading →

Why eBooks changed my reading habit.

I read Delkaetre’s post on why she¬†doesn’t¬†have an ebook reader yet; I do have a Kindle, which I use in place of my book shelf most of the time. Her reasons for not liking an ebook reader include being able… Continue reading →

Book 9: DNS Management Guide

I use 123-reg as my domain registrar, I found this DNS Management Guide¬†on there site. Its not a very big book; but it gives a nice quick overview to DNS, and gives examples of how to use¬†different¬†records. A records, CNAME… Continue reading →

Book 8: Using OS X Lion Server at Home: A Step by Step Guide

We Got Served’s “Using OS X Lion Server at Home: A Step by Step Guide” by¬†Terry Walsh is a good introduction to OS X Lion Server, I read this one after reading Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac… Continue reading →

Book 7: Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac Services at Home and Office

Charles Edge’s “Using Mac OS X Lion Server: Managing Mac Services at Home and Office” (published by¬†O’Reilly books) is a good introduction into the setting up and configuring of Mac OS X Lion Server, its aimed at small workgroup installs,… Continue reading →

Book 6: 21 Projects Guaranteed to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Weekend

Instructables “21 Projects Guaranteed to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Weekend” is a free Kindle book, that I picked up to have a read of; there are some cool projects in it that would be worth a look at doing… Continue reading →

Book 5: The Axe Book

I assume that b0atg1rl has at some time has acquired a Gr√§nsfors Bruks hatchet or axe, as on nbArianrhod I found a copy of ‚ÄúThe Axe Book‚ÄĚ which is an introduction to the history and product line of Gr√§nsfors Bruks,… Continue reading →

Book 4: Living Afloat

Peter Underwood’s (@Livingafloat) ‚ÄúLiving Afloat‚ÄĚ was a book that I picked up when it was free on Kindle; I follow Peter on Twitter where he is an active member of the #boatsthattweet group. The Kindle book seems to be unavailable;… Continue reading →

Book 3: How to Start Your Own Business.

Rico Nelson’s ‚ÄúHow to Start Your Own Business: Step by Step Guide To Starting Your Own Business Volume 2‚ÄĚ was a free kindle book that I picked up to have a flick through in relation to task 51 – Start… Continue reading →

Book 2: Fox Talbot

John Hannavy’s¬†“Fox Talbot: An Illustrated Life of Willian Henry Fox Talbot, ‘Father of Modern Photography’, 1800 -1877[note¬†Amazon]” Fox Talbot is universally recognised as the father of modern photography. His ‘calotype’ or ‘Talbotype’ process was the first working photographic process to… Continue reading →

Book 1: The Somersetshire Coal Canal

Roger Halse’s ‚ÄúThe Somersetshire Coal Canal – A Second Pictorial Journey‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThis new volume provides readers with an in depth look into the Somersetshire Coal Canal. The previous volume of old photographs of this delightful short canal, which branched off… Continue reading →

Book 33 – Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power: A Do It Yourself Guide (Simple Living)

Mike Daniek’s “Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power” is a good book about 12 Volt off the grid systems; Its the same style of book as Building a Low Impact Roundhouse¬†however¬†despite¬†both books being quite Hippiesh the 12 volt book… Continue reading →

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