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?

http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/

You can also visit his birthplace which will be making a rare winter opening today to celebrate the great man’s birthday: – http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/site/whats-on/charles-dickens-birthday-celebrations-p355031

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

http://www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/site/whats-on/charles-dicken-s-birthday-guided-walk-p386681

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!

http://rhulvictorian.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/charles-dickens-action-figure/

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:
http://stephenfry.com/blog/

November saw our posting which has received the largest number of hits (over 4000):
https://reden.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/rich-pictures/

December and a site that’s still really useful:
http://www.lifehack.org/

January had us delving into a scary world of Scrabble with the ‘short story’ _Craziest_:
http://www.vidlit.com/craziest/

February saw the still quite moving video about world creation in Second Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA

March and an Information Literacy favourite still going strong:
http://www.dhmo.org/

April saw the limited range of movement the Apollo 11 crew made after travelling so far:
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif

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:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7386537.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufe1tHHwks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGVzt7c5bY

June had some retro computing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuJqUfO4-w  

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).
http://www.shinetheatretrust.org/ridetothetop/

August had us bookmooching:
http://bookmooch.com/

 

Finally, there’d be trouble at t’mill if this wasn’t picked from September:
https://reden.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/david-tennant/

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.