Archive Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Slightly Unusual Childhood Updated

Steve Prior having a sulk

A Slightly Unusual Childhood

I’m reflecting from a morning of short presentations to students at a school near me which I did at the end of term.

They had a theme for the week called survival week. I offered to help by sharing my early childhood which is I think a little unusual.

I happen to believe we are shaped, at least in part, by our life experiences and perceptions of those experiences. I wondered whether some readers who might stumble on my blog might be interested.

If you’re not interested that’s fine of course. If you are the curious type, then read as much as you want to.

There are a few scanned images so the quality is not that good but I hope you enjoy them.



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Batteries for Panasonic FZ1000 or FZ200 Camera’s

Batteries for Panasonic FZ1000

Anyone with either the FZ1000 or FZ200 Panasonic cameras will at some point want backup or replacement batteries and these fit the bill very nicely.

Watch the video review or read the text.

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Heavy Duty Tyre Inflator

car tyre inflater

Up to now, I’ve been using a foot pump to pump up my tyres but it can take quite a bit of effort. Decided to get a compressor to save time and energy but didn’t want anything too fancy or expensive. Found this item, read the existing reviews and decided to buy it. Happy I […]

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Handy Portable Car First Aid Kit

car first aid kit

A decent sized kit to keep in your car. Gloves, first aid blanket, various dressings, plasters, scissors and compression bandages. Must confess, I’ve never had to apply first aid whilst out in my car but I will keep this with me just in case.There’s a small booklet included called “Instructions for Immediate life-saving measure in case […]

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Cotton Gadget Bags

cotton gadget bags

Okay, I can’t get too excited about cotton bags because there’s only so much one can really say. Bought four of these to use for my various gadgets. They are great for keeping things reasonably neat and tidy, seem like good quality and would happily recommend them. Ethically Produced According to the label inside, they are […]

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Tyre Pressure Gauge

Tyre Pressure Gauge

Not sure if this qualifies as the very best tyre pressure gauge…ever! But it is very well made and seems accurate. Simple to use, the dial which provides information on your tyre pressure, stay’s in place until you reset it. If you have a couple of minutes, I’ve created a quick video. Here it is […]

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Rodelink Filmmaker Wireless Microphone

RodeLink Filmaker Wireless Microphone

I wanted a new external microphone for my latest toy, the Panasonic DMC FZ 1000 (which is great by the way)! I’ve been researching various wireless microphone systems over the past week or so. You’de think buying a wireless mic was easy and in theory it is until you start reading about channels, frequencies, licensing and […]

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Waterproof Canvas Camera Bag

waterproof canvas bag

This is a great waterproof gadget/camera bag. I would have given it 5 stars apart from one thing. The outer shell is canvas and does look very classy. Internally there is one large compartment with a small divider, I can easily get my Panasonic DMC FZ1000 into it with room to spare. There are pockets in […]

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Budget Smartphone with Great Features and Functions

Moto 3rd Gen Smartphone

I suspect the magic in this phone is because it’s got 2GB Ram and 16GB flash storage. It runs like a dream (as in fast and responsive). There are other versions of this phone out there with smaller Rom and Ram so be careful before purchasing. Bought as SIM only, I’m on EE which can deliver 4G […]

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Long Sturdy Monopod Which Delivers Value for Money

Camera MonoPod

Had this for quite a while now and thought a review might be helpful. This is a fairly low cost item but delivers good value for money. A monopod is a useful accompaniment for any photographers or videographers. You can use it in an emergency when you need a little more support than is feasible […]

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