Tablet Coaching: Core Apps – Calculator and Clock

Today, we returned to looking at the wide range of core apps that are installed on most Tablets ‘out-of-the-box’. In this Lesson, we discussed the ‘Clock’ and the ‘Calculator’.from WordPress https://stevethetechguru.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/tablet-coaching-core-apps-calculator-clock/

Laptop Coaching: Managing Data on a USB Stick

Today, we looked at how to move data top and from a typical USB Stick.from WordPress https://stevethetechguru.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/laptop-coaching-managing-data-on-a-usb-stick/

Denis at 89

Today, we celebrated Denis’s 89th Birthday. So the Gambles assembled here Bev, Roger, Jane and Oliver for a slap-up Lunch and more…As expected, we spoilt Denis rotten with gifts and Ann’s unrivalled kitchen skills! Denis may not have eaten as much as he used to, but he certainly seemed to enjoy the food - and…

You Wait for Ages…

…for a bus to come along, then two arrive together!” So goes the saying, and the same could be said for Chinese Buffets too!Having had Lunch there on Thursday, we were at The Mandarin Buffet in Weston Favell again today - this time for Pauline’s surprise 70th Birthday celebration. Jonathan, their son, had done all…

Wimpole Hall

Chris and Gill parked at ours and we all made our way to Wimpole Hall. We haven’t been there since June 2011, when we went with Lee and Nicki.Today’s visit was our ‘Plan B’ - Plan A was originally to visit somewhere for a picnic, but the weather this week has been so hot outside,…

Buffet, the Mandarin Slayer

It was a welcome return to The Mandarin Buffet in Weston Favell today. The reason? The semi-regular get-together of ex-Sainsbury Trainer-types: Geoff, Paul and me with respective ‘other halves’ - Rhonda, Sue and Ann.This is surely the cheapest/best value place to eat in Northamptonshire - £8.99 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. As expected then, there was…

Tablet Coaching: Deeper into Play

Today, in a double-lesson, we took a deeper look at the capabilities offered by the Google Play Store.Specifically: ‘Books’, ‘News-stand’ and ‘Music’.from WordPress https://stevethetechguru.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/tablet-coaching-deeper-into-play/

Laptop Coaching: Word Processing (Parts 2 and 3)

Today, in a special ‘one-off’ double lesson, we continued exploring and using the features of a modern word-processor.from WordPress https://stevethetechguru.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/laptop-coaching-word-processing-parts-2-and-3/

Trainers’ Weekend Away (2018)

It’s that time of year again where a group of us Trainers (‘the 5ive’, because there’s 7 of us - don’t ask!) who worked together on the BA Project back in 1999 get together for a weekend of celebration. This year, there’s five of us - Antoinette, Angela, Philip and me - with June joining…

Highclere Castle

I’ve always wanted to visit here, not just because it happens to be the set for the Downton Abbey, but simply because it’s a beautiful bit of architecture. It was our gift to Nicki for her forthcoming, (ahem!) ‘significant’ birthday!Sue J joined us for the journey, arriving at ours just before 8am, whilst Nicki made…