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Well here’s a turn up, I opened up my email today to find out that the guys at sea fishing tackle retailer Fishtec have listed this blog as one of their “Sea Fishing Blogs we Like“. I’ve used Fishtec a bit to order bits and bobs but never to any great extent, not for any particular reason except I’m fairly set in my ways and I always go to the same places to buy stuff, but after looking through their online shop I’ll definitely consider them next time I’m ordering some…

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Late last week I received a copy of “Bye Bye Blackbird – Worlds Past and Worlds Away” by Eileen Berry, a book containing poetry from her memories or Marshide, Southport through to Northern Sudan. Eileen’s editor, Susan, asked if she could use one of my photographs for the cover a few months ago and until I received an email asking for my address I’d completely forgotten about it. My first ever published photo – brilliant! Susan found the photo from a post I did a while back about bird watching at Marshside,…

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This week all us web-geeks finally get to see a ray of hope in the ever frustrating war we have while trying to make our websites work correctly in MS Internet Explorer version 6 as Google announce that they are ceasing support for the aging (2001) web browser. This may not seem like such a big deal to most people out there but it is truly astounding how many people still use, through no fault of their own, a piece of software that is so bug ridden and non-complient that…

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So far so good. I’ve managed to get all the posts from blogger into this blog (using wordpress) without having to retype everything. All the categories, tags and links seem to be working. The next big task is to go backwards through the posts sorting out over or undersized images, I’ve done the first two pages but considering how long they took I might just do them every so often. [edit] I think I’ve managed to redirect all the old links to the new format (time will tell) and I’ve…

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Spring is finally here, officially it’s the first day of spring today, also know as the Spring Solstice or Vernal Equinox, and we’ve had some amazing weather this week with temperatures rising as the Sun makes it’s presence known – finally. As for spring cleaning, as well as the usual house related nonsense, I’m migrating this blog fully to a server hosed by supanames using wordpress to drive it and while I’m at it doing that giving it a new look. What this means is the blog may collapse or…

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Well it looks like the weather has finally got round to remembering that Spring should be arriving soon. During my lunchtime walk today I saw so many different bird species in the center of Bolton it was like walking into an aviary – I know they haven’t just arrived but it does make you wonder where they’ve been hiding all this time. The spring flowers are just starting to show and the buds are beginning to swell on the trees and I can’t wait. I know it’s spring proper when…

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In the interest of fairness, and because the pictures are so damn good, here is a link to my other brother’s website which showcases some of the stunning photographs taken during his many dive trips, both here in the UK and abroad. Phil’s Personal Website – Great underwater imagery. I Know how hard it is to take a good photo on land so how he managed these and remembered to breath is beyond me. Amazing to see the ocean from under the waves for a change but me, I’d rather…

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Just a quick plug for my youngest brother’s blog – finally he’s got round to doing one after all the nagging! One of his main hobbies is tropical fish keeping and this blog is a way of keeping track of all the coming and goings in his fishy world. numpty’s fishtank blog Keep checking it – there’s a huge fish tank on the way.

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Images of Lancashire. Here’s another one to have a look at – some great views of our lovely county on this blog by Paul Brookfield.

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Well I said that I’d had enough of gardening for a while so I had a quick look on the ‘web’ and found a few things that you might find of interest. Anglesey Coastal Footpath – at Leisure Again just a quick plug for this blog about a couple who are walking the anglesey coastal footpath. It makes excellent reading and the photographs are stunning. Fishing Wales The envirmonmental agencies website on where to fish in wales, covering all aspects of fishing including coarse, game and sea. Visit Anglesey All…

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