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Last chance to register to vote

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:33:25 +0000

Hello, people of the UK. There is a general election on the 8th June. If you want to vote in it, then you have until midnight tonight to register to vote. Continue reading

Last chance to register to vote originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




When Jeremy Corbyn came to Bradford

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:11:47 +0000

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party launched its General Election manifesto. And it chose to do so in the building where I work. Continue reading

When Jeremy Corbyn came to Bradford originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Which Tech Giant Would You Drop?

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:31:14 +0000

Last week, The New York Times posed a question – which tech giant would you drop? Give the choice of Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, which would you cut ties with first, and which is the most valuable … Continue reading

Which Tech Giant Would You Drop? originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




A child-free night out

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:20:49 +0000

Lizzie is approaching 17 months old now, and yet last night was the first time that Christine and I had a child-free night out, as a couple. We’ve struggled to get childcare in place, and Lizzie is still breastfeeding before … Continue reading

A child-free night out originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Eurovision time!

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:31:00 +0000

Tonight we have a few friends coming over to watch the Eurovision Song Contest. Watching the show with friends is an annual ritual for us. Continue reading

Eurovision time! originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Wonderlab at the National Science & Media Museum

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:28:09 +0000

One of the places I took Lizzie to during our week together was the new Wonderlab gallery at the National Science and Media Museum, in Bradford. Continue reading

Wonderlab at the National Science & Media Museum originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Shroggs Park, Halifax

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:54:10 +0000

At risk of this blog becoming a review of parks of Calderdale, here's a few words about another park that I've visited recently: Shroggs Park in Halifax. Continue reading

Shroggs Park, Halifax originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




No more Links from Pinboard (for now)

Sat, 06 May 2017 09:46:13 +0000

You may have noticed that there was no Links from Pinboard post last week. This seems to be because of a problem with the RSS Digest plugin that I use. Continue reading

No more Links from Pinboard (for now) originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




Getting started with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:41:18 +0000

Let's imagine that you have read a few Terry Pratchett books, but none of the Discworld books, and would like to start. Which book would you recommend? Continue reading

Getting started with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner




May the wedding anniversary be with you

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:09:26 +0000

Today marks four years since Christine and I got married. We inadvertently chose May 4th as our wedding day. Though neither of us are big Star Wars fans, Christine came down the aisle to a string quartet rendition of the … Continue reading

May the wedding anniversary be with you originally appeared on Neil Turner's Blog and is released under a Creative Commons License. Follow me on Twitter - @nrturner