Somebody doesn't get the web

This is a real letter that was sent (yes, printed and sent, not emailed) to some of our friends who have a child at the school.

What I love about this is that the sender has clearly recognised that having to type in that long URL is going to be tedious and error prone so rather than providing a short link they have had the bright idea of providing a QR code.… Read the rest

Italy 2014 – Day 6 – And back again

Last days away are always hard as you have to balance the time you have available to do something meaningful with an eye on the clock to ensure you leave enough time to make your flight. Today was one of those days although with a flight not due to leave until 17:20 we had plenty of time for one last bit of sightseeing.… Read the rest

Italy 2014 – Day 5 – The Vatican

Another walking the streets of Rome and today we headed towards the Vatican.

We have been told that the weather back home has finally turned but it is still lovely here with the top temps getting into the mid to high twenties.… Read the rest

Italy 2014 – Day 4 – MC Escher

Today was a bit of a departure from the norm in that while we did all the usual touristy things we also went to a museum to see and exhibition of the works of MC Escher.

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His work fascinates me and is some of the most accessible art that I have come across.… Read the rest

Italy 2014 – Day 3 – Ostia Antica

Today we ventured further afield with a trip to Ostia Antica, the old port town of Roman Rome which had been recommended to us.

To get there required a couple of tubes and an overground train. Coming from London it is always a shock to find a major city with only two tube lines, in Rome imaginatively called “A” and “B”.… Read the rest

Italy 2014 – Day 2 – The Trevi Scaffolding

There is a standing joke at home that major sites of interest only receive an update requiring a coving of scaffolding when we are to holiday there. So it was today at the Trevi Fountain and it was a considerable undertaking there too.… Read the rest