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About planetcoops

Living a busy family life in a beautiful place with a hundred and one things to be achieved.

Mr 7’s Operating System

Mr 7 desperately wants to write an operating system. He wants to build a computer as well, but ┬átotally from scratch, none of this getting chips manufactured elsewhere business, or buying drives or cables. None of us have any idea … Continue reading

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Alton Towers Revisited

On Friday we headed off to Alton Towers. We had waited all summer for the weather predictions to be good enough for me to book a day off work, and ended up going on the final day of the holidays … Continue reading

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In the springtime, there are few more lovely places than the English countryside. We have been getting out more, prising tablets and phones from the children’s hands and walking through fields and woods. Last week we walked round Dumbleton Woods. … Continue reading

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Art Exhibition

Yesterday we went to an art exhibition. The Artrix Centre in Bromsgrove always has an exhibition of art on display, and at the moment the featured artist is my sister in law, Claire. Here are some of her pieces: This … Continue reading

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Summer Dress – McCalls M6557

I’ve been busy! I bought the pattern and fabric for this dress ages ago, when I happened to go into a shop and discover a half price sale on fabric. I love the 1950s full skirts and definite waistlines, so … Continue reading

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Reading with Children

Anyone in the UK with school age children, or anyone who has had school age children in the last -oh, goodness knows how many years, will probably be familiar with the Oxford Reading Tree. It’s a great load of books. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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