Reading List // You Will Not Have My Hate – Antoine Leiris

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The events of November 13th 2015 are still pretty fresh for most of us. The horrific attacks on the city of Paris were very close to home, innocent people enjoying nights out with friends brutally killed by terrorists.

One of the most powerful statements to come from this was a Facebook post by Antoine Leiris, a letter to his wife Hélène’s killers, this book is Antoine’s diary of the weeks following the attack. Continue reading “Reading List // You Will Not Have My Hate – Antoine Leiris”

Developer // Embedding Videos Responsively

Having to add embedding Vimeo videos support to a WordPress backend I came across the inevitable “how to handle mobile” issue.

After a quick search I found this lifesaver of a website – Which very simply generates responsive embed code for a host of different media sources, including Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion and Instagram. Continue reading “Developer // Embedding Videos Responsively”

Reading List // Lessons I’ve Learned – Davina McCall

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I’ve always had a soft spot for Davina, you know those TV presenters that just make you feel like you know them and you could be mates, well that’s Davina.

Doesn’t matter what she happens to be presenting, Big Brother, Long Lost Family, Million Pound Drop, Comic Relief – or her most important achievement to date if you ask me, helping unearth the pop phenomenon that was Girls Aloud on Popstars The Rivals, she always comes across as someone who is great fun but caring at the same time. Continue reading “Reading List // Lessons I’ve Learned – Davina McCall”

Reading List // I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai

I first heard about Malala when I saw an interview Emma Watson had posted with her after seeing the film about her life “He Named Me Malala” at the Into Film Festival. Hearing about her campaign for equality and education for girls, which resulted in her getting shot by the Taliban led me to want to read the book to find out more.

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Reading List // Laughing At My Nightmare – Shane Burcaw

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This book popped up in the related titles column and the title, combined with the cover, intrigued me to find out exactly what it was about.

Shane Burcaw, 21 when he wrote this book, suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and has been in a wheelchair since he was diagnosed aged 2.

He relies on other people to help him in pretty much every part of day to day life, even things most of us take for granted like rolling over in bed to get more comfortable, getting dressed and going for the toilet – of which the process is amusingly recounted to us in the book. Continue reading “Reading List // Laughing At My Nightmare – Shane Burcaw”