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The Activity Workshop aims to provide a source of information for a wide variety of activities from the strenuous to the not-so-strenuous.

Air
Skydiving - plummeting towards the Earth without a safety net
Helicopter flying - zooming, hovering and swooping
Paragliding - floating silently, high above the scenery
Gliding - soaring and roaring through invisible airscapes
Indoor
Puzzles & Games - test your logic skills or just wage war
Electronics - construct kits and build your own gadgets
Language - ponder languages or test your foreign vocabulary
Land
Mountain Boarding - offroad skateboards for airborne excitement
Lacrosse - two teams, two goals, armour, helmets, and funny stick things.
Land Yachting - wind-powered racing on 3 (or sometimes 2) wheels
Hiking - breathing the fresh mountain air, basking in the scenery
Website news:
the Translatinator for helping with translations of GpsPrune & Murmeli;  development of Murmeli for encrypted friend-to-friend messaging;  sensors with the raspberry pi, including an accelerometer and a 3D gesture sensor;  a new birthday reminder called Oops, Forgot;  a new Firefox addon called TheCoordinator;  version 21.3 of the GpsPrune application; 
Snow & Water
Snowboarding - floating on frozen surf, riding mountain-sized waves
Windsurfing - tacking, jibing and racing like the wind
Wakeboarding - Carving real waves with boat power
Ski touring - Skiing uphill away from the crowds
Canoeing - Riding the white water on inflatable kayaks
Other
GPS - all GPS-related stuff including GPS experiments and coordinate files
Software - free software to download and play with
Books - a small but hopefully growing selection of ebooks

Whether you need a rush of death-defying adrenaline, a relaxing unwind from the world, or something inbetween, there should be something for you here!

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Simply select your activity level from one of the categories to get started, or use the box below to search the site using DuckDuckGo.

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Opinion: It's easy to agree with the British Conservative Party's assessment — in order to competently cope with the current period of multiple simultaneous crises, it's vital that the country has a Prime Minister who can competently lead. Inarguable. But their argument is that now is not the right time to change leader, and I completely disagree. This comes after the current leader's disastrous handling of the PPE fiasco, the dishonesty of the wallpaper fiasco, the incompetence of the Northern Ireland Protocol fiasco, the mismanagement of the cost-of-living crisis, and the stunning disdain and contempt shown for parliament and for the British people with the multiple illegal parties, the self-serving corruption and constant deceit. The Conservatives' refusal to replace him despite all this evidence of unsuitability is damning. As they play their "wait and see" game, they demonstrate every day that they're completely happy with a dishonest and incompetent leader as long as it wins them power. If the party had reacted swiftly to condemn what he was responsible for months ago, they could have made a statement on party principles, about doing what is decent and right. But now, months later, even if they do finally give in to public pressure and vote against him, it will obviously be nothing to do with what is acceptable or not, but just because of power-hungry self-interest.

Opinion: If the DUP are refusing to do the jobs which they were elected to do, perhaps they should step down and allow the other elected officials to do the jobs which they were elected to do. The DUP hold a great deal of responsibility for the Protocol about which they are now complaining, it is there because of the choices they made, and those that David Davis and David Frost and Boris Johnson made (who are surprisingly also complaining about what they themselves delivered). It's a bit of a contrast so soon after they triumphantly announced the fantastic deal which only they could have negotiated. Whatever happened to the scornful accusations of "Project Fear" and "you just have to believe"?

Opinion: Johnson made us wait for Sue Gray's report before we could pass judgement on his catastrophic and contemptible behaviour. The Metropolitan Police made us wait further. Now the report is finally out, outlining the "failures of leadership and judgment in No 10 and the Cabinet Office", and the Prime Minister is quoted as accepting "full responsibility" for what happened. At least everyone agrees that his leadership is responsible for the hundred and twenty-six police fines for illegal behaviour. So can we now expect his resignation in shame, as he should have offered without making us wait for reports, or does he expect that his "rewriting of the ministerial code" is sufficient punishment for his woeful arrogance? No, seriously, he has very recently updated the ministerial code. Go and look up what he changed! With every passing day of silent complicity, the Conservative Party are absorbing the stains of his "failures of leadership and judgment" instead of making a stand for honesty. How the Party has fallen.

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