For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Thornham Farm Shop, Seend Cleeve, nr Melksham
The weekend ... and what an excellent opportunity to explore a lane I've often seen off the A361 just down from The Bell near Seend Cleeve.
The track drops off the edge of the hill, across cattle grids and runs unfenced through fields of cows; it's narrow and you pull onto the grass to pass other cars.
At the end of the track is "The Fat Hamster" Cafe, Thornham Farm Shop, an old bus parked up (as extra sleeping quarters?) and some paddocks of animals so that the customers know what they're buying from the shop.
There's quite a range of different breeds of pig at the farm - the butcher proudly telling me what they sold (and me carelessly forgetting). I think there's a Tamworth Red in my pictures, but I don't recall it being mentioned; I do recall mention of "Old Spot"
See Thornham Farm Shop's own web site
... and it's a great half hour's diversion on a Saturday afternoon. See Oklahoma State University
for details of pig types (seriously good site) ... and work out which of the ones picture here are Welsh, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Berkshire and Tamworth. (written 2009-08-15, updated 2009-08-23)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM205 - Well House Manor - Kennet District 
Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04) 
What to do during a Linux build - (2006-07-20) 
Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06) 
Pictures of the Vale of Pewsey - (2006-08-07) 
Morgans Hill - (2006-09-03) 
Ballooning from Devizes - (2006-09-10) 
Catching the slope - (2006-09-14) 
Autumn leaves in Wiltshire - Potterne - (2006-11-21) 
Java Deployment course - lunch break - (2007-02-07) 
Making a mountain out of a molehill - (2007-02-08) 
Evening, Devizes and Sells Green - (2007-09-11) 
Spring in Devizes - (2008-05-08) 
Walking on The Wiltshire Downs - (2008-05-12) 
Caen Hill and Olivers Castle - (2008-10-10) 
Lua Course, and the Wiltshire Countryside too - (2008-10-16) 
Old Piles of the South West - (2008-10-18) 
Why I remember East Grafton - (2008-12-02) 
An evening excursion to Devizes and Avebury - (2009-04-30) 
Contrasting Cambridge, Bristol and Wiltshire - (2009-10-08) 
A lovely spring afternoon - (2010-03-21) 
Poulshot Village Fete - (2010-06-27) 
What to do in the evening during a Tcl course - (2011-05-10) 
Kennet and Avon - Walk from Bedwyn to Pewsey. TransWilts day out. - (2011-08-01) 
What is the picture? - (2011-08-08) 
Taking a boat down Caen Hill Locks - (2011-10-15) 
Open for the new year - Imber - (2013-12-31) 
Coats of arms - towns and authorities in Wiltshire - (2016-02-21)
Some other Articles
At the end of the courseCounting Words in Python via the webGetting it right from the start - new programmersAlpaca Case or Camel CaseThornham Farm Shop, Seend Cleeve, nr MelkshamGeocoding - converting address to latitude / Longitude with PHP via GoogleError Handling in Lua with assert and pcallA fresh example - objects the Lua wayEncapsulating shared code in a Lua moduleChecking if the user has entered a number (Lua)
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