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The Life Cycle of Stars

GCSE Physics requires student to be able to describe the different stages in a Star’s lifecycle. I found very few good resources on this subject, as most seem a little dated and don’t really tell it as a story. With the introduction of the 6 Mark (QWC) questions in the new spec, this is important [...]

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GCSE Science 6 Mark Questions

The new GCSE specs for both AQA and Edexcel include a 6 Mark question in which students are marked on their ‘Quality of Written Communication’ (QWC) Often students struggle with these question for several reasons: Content – students lack proper understanding of the content Structure – students find it difficult to structure their answers in [...]

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Create Intelliquilter Designs for free using Inkscape

I stayed with my Mother this weekend and as always she had a whole bunch of tech related questions for me to solve. One of which was whether she could design quilting patterns with any free software for her new toy, an ‘Intelliquilter’ (IQ) device. For those that don’t know, it’s essentially a quilting machine [...]

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Top 5 Free Multiplayer Games

photo credit: Lord Jim Gaming these days doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You’ve probably got a reasonable PC, you might pay for and play games already. But sometimes you want something new, something fun and more importantly something free! So here’s a list of the best totally free to play multiplayer games. Whether you’ve [...]

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How to tie a Full Windsor – and why you should bother

Even though work has become more casual and many workplaces are now having “dress down Friday” the art of tying a proper tie seems to be getting lost. There are of course many different knots to choose from but for ease of tying and impact the full windsor is the way to go. 

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Make your Own Yoghurt/Yogurt and why you should bother

After seeing Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall rant on about how easy and satisfying it is to make yoghurt at home on one of his episodes of “River Cottage” I thought “WOW! finally something that I can do that looks easy peasy and doesn’t require growing/farming, killing my own food” I’ve always felt the guilt that these [...]

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Top 5 Geek TShirts

Geek tshirts are a must, and while not all of us want to take wardrobe advice from Sheldon of Big Bang Theory fame. There are some classic geek shirts out there that are a little more amusing than the average “I <3 my Geek”. Here are my top 5 in no particular order American McGee’s [...]

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Got to Start Somewhere…

Well I’ve got to start somehwere, and this is it. Not quite sure what form this blog will take. It may prove useful, it may just be another web deadend. But you never know I might one day write an article that people really like. Until then, sit tight and lets see what my mind [...]