Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

February 7, 2009

Today is Charles Dickens’ birthday, and to celebrate the life of such a great writer and humanitarian, why not take the time to immerse yourself in some – or all – of his written works?

You can also visit his birthplace which will be making a rare winter opening today to celebrate the great man’s birthday: –

Or, weather permitting, you could even go on a guided walk of the area.

And for the most devoted of fans out there, you can now buy a Charles Dickens action figure, complete with removable top hat and quill!

Happy Birthday TOTD

October 8, 2008

We’re a year old today.  Trust you’ve been enjoying the last 245 postings.

Here are some highlights(?) from the past year:

October 2007 and a blog from Stephen Fry:

November saw our posting which has received the largest number of hits (over 4000):

December and a site that’s still really useful:

January had us delving into a scary world of Scrabble with the ‘short story’ _Craziest_:

February saw the still quite moving video about world creation in Second Life:

March and an Information Literacy favourite still going strong:

April saw the limited range of movement the Apollo 11 crew made after travelling so far:

No round up of the year would be complete with a mention of the biggest item in our tag cloud: Lego.  May saw three entries:

June had some retro computing:  

July quite wore us out following Rob Piatt (you can now download his whole blog in chronological order as a PDF file if you want to revisit his quest for an anecdote).

August had us bookmooching:


Finally, there’d be trouble at t’mill if this wasn’t picked from September:

Here’s to another year of TOTD – recently okayed by the powers that be to continue – we hope you all have a great year as well.