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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 Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own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))
Bath - a tourist city on our doorstep

August Bank holiday - and a day out on Sunday revealed busy roads in the extreme; best to explore somewhere local. This summer, we've not travelled any great distances - not because we're looking to avoid all the chaos that's been going on at the airports, but because of 'the Manor project' that I mention here from time to time ... both because we've not wanted to be away for more than the day, and because we're learning that much more about our own locale so that we can better provide information for our visitors. And there are some real gems.

The town of Frome is only about 12 miles from us, although its across in the next county in the extreme corner of Somerset. A place I had just passed through many times over the years we've lived in the area and never stopped. But it turned out to be a real jewel. Quaint little streets, interesting shops and cafes, a river running through the centre, a museum ...and somewhere that we'll go back and explore in more detail in the future. (more pictures)

Bath, again only 12 miles from Melksham, is enormously famous and with plenty for the visitor to do ... and we don't even need to take the car as the bus that passes right by our place is in the heart of the City well within 30 minutes.. On Sunday afternoon, Bath was crowded but comfortable and what a glorious way to spend the public holiday - walking by the river, listening to the band striking up in the park, and eating an ice cream. (more pictures)

(written 2006-08-29)

Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter for individual articles
M207 - Well House Manor - Bath and North East Somerset
  [680] Letter Boxes - (2006-04-11)
  [824] Pictures of Avebury, Longleat and Dyrham - (2006-08-06)
  [929] Presenting Melksham - for a weekend away in Wiltshire - (2006-11-17)
  [958] Plain Ole nice pictures - (2006-11-30)
  [1611] Gauging point at entrance to Bristols Floating Harbour - (2008-04-14)
  [1612] Comfy Chair - Floating Harbour, Bristol - (2008-04-15)
  [1662] Westonbirt Arboretum Postcode - (2008-05-31)
  [1723] Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable - (2008-07-26)
  [1821] Autumn - (2008-10-05)
  [1822] Claverton Pump - (2008-10-06)
  [1851] Pictures from a delegate - (2008-10-22)
  [1930] Bath Christmas Market - (2008-12-08)
  [2237] Taking a pride in the community - (2009-06-14)
  [3247] Light and dark at Green Park - (2011-04-14)

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