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An interesting notion of The Lord of The Rings

While browsing around, I came across this quote by Winston Churchill. History is written by the victors. This got me thinking. And then, a thought came to me... What if the Lord of the Rings was written by the victors? That would mean that Mordor/Sauron was actually...

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A Digital Armageddon?

One day ago, WannaCry hit millions of computers all over the globe, locking NHS computers, and causing severe damage. Only a few hours ago, a researcher managed to find a 'kill switch', which has slowed its progress down. But what if it happened again? On a bigger...

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Scouts and Websites – The Problem

When I first started using WordPress, my first thought was to build a site for my scout group, as theirs was extremely old (15 years) and built with Flash. However, as I had no idea about design, it turned out horrible. At that time, I thought...

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ZB’s Winter Walk 2017

RSo you guys probably want to know how this walk went. Well, it's a long story. (Not really!) 8.30AM Woke up, got ready and stuff, then headed for Kingston Gate at Richmond Park. 11AM Got there, joined some good friends, and started walking. 12.30AM...

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The Hobbit Map.

Remember my last post, where I redrew the entire map of Middle Earth? I mentioned at the end of that article that I was going to try to create Thorin's map from The Hobbit. Well, here it is. I also mentioned that I was going to try to replicate the effect...

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Drawing Middle Earth – A Personal Project.

I created this map after seeing a similar example on the LOTRProject. This took over 5 hours to finish and I was quite pleased with the result. So how did I make it? For the paper, I used Daler Rowney Mixed Media Paper, size A3 with a gsm of 250. (For...

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Why Jurassic Park would never happen…..

Most people know Jurassic Park™ - the story of the dinosaur island and the failure to keep them in control. Interesting story, isn't it? But how come that you can recreate animals such as a frog  and then there's Dolly the sheep. So why...

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Six Years Ago I Lost A Near And Dear Friend

Author: Babar Ahmad. Read his story and why he blogs here. Six years ago today I lost a near and dear friend. Salim Akbar from south London was only 34 when he suffered five fatal heart attacks on the night of Friday, 16 December 2010. I was in...

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10 steps to help you prepare for Ramadan

Step 1 – Create a Ramadan Count Down Counting down for Ramadan (whether it is done mentally or by keeping physical signs around the home or office) will help create hype and buzz in your mind and amongst the people around you. When you and...

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