Category Archives: General

Miscellaneous fun and frolics.

Half Term Hiatus

Just to let folks know. Nothing is wrong. It’s just a little holiday time with the family 🙂

#R2BC Friday’s #GoodNews

Sometimes it can be easy to forget a wider world, finding ourselves in an echo chamber or social bubble, blind to the outside world. Today, I am amazed as, we find a Roman link to Africa in Leicester and a  link between Dark Age Britain and Syria. For Thousands of years the world has been connected […]
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#R2BC Thursday’s #GoodNews

Keeping busy. Keeping it short. Enjoy: Killer Fungal Infection Cure Hope Robot Lifeguard starts work off Shell Island UK and Argentina to start new relationship over the Falklands European Commission plans Free Wi-Fi in Public Spaces Star’s Dust Cloud gives birth to Planet Hawaiian Crow joins Tool Using Elite WWI Tank in Trafalgar Square to […]
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A Little Delay

Due to some technical issues,  Reasons to be Cheerful and Silicon Nomad may be offline for a couple of days.  Please bear with us. 

#R2BC Thursday’s #GoodNews

Perhaps not as momentous as some of the news of recent by the fact that early research shows that Ibuprofen and the cancer drug Toremifene may disable the Ebola virus is certainly worth smiling about. Hope you’re having a good day. £135m secured for Major Social Housing Scheme Research shows that Ibuprofen may help Disable […]
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Wilder Mind Review

When I heard last week that Mumford & Sons were releasing a new album I have to admit doing a little jig of happiness. I loved ‘Sigh No More’ and ‘Babel’, with tracks regularly making up parts of my favourite playlists. After the recent rumours of the possibility of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall […]
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#TimetoTalk #TimetoChange My Story

Thank you to John, Briege & Kit for bringing this to my attention. Today is Time to Talk Day, part of the Time to Change Campaign. The idea is to spend 5 minutes to talk about mental health to break the silence and remove the taboos and stigma that surround invisible illness. So here’s my […]
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#R2BC Tuesday’s #GoodNews

Spain scraps tighter abortion law Journalist freed in Somalia NHS staff volunteer to help fight Ebola Liberia signs deal to stem deforestation UK PM to meet Iranian President. First time in over 30 years Building society staff help foil scam 19 coutries in 24 Hours set World Record Irish National Ploughing Championships great for business […]
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#R2BC Monday’s #GoodNews

Calm in Yemen in wake of peace deal Rockefellers switch investment from fossil fuels to clean energy Maven satellite reaches Mars Peru creates new anti-logging commission New civilian disarmament plan to help reduce rate of violence in Venezuela Caernarfon solar park gets go ahead Molten Metal Batteries aimed to help renewable energy British Museum recreated […]
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#R2BC Friday’s #GoodNews – Open To All

Passions are still running high here in the UK. While the Scottish Independence Referendum has dominated the news in countries around the world here are some amazing stories that may be running under your radar. From Pro-Gay Mosques, Phones 4U Jobs saved through to a breathtakingly simple solution to increase sanitation, fight disease and provide […]
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