My New Focus
What Is Savateuse Doing Now?
As my collection of articles and reviews has grown, it's become more difficult to keep track of what I've written and updated recently. So, I decided to put together a summary page before I lose track completely.
The idea is to help me organize my pages, maintain my focus on particular topic areas, and to spot the gaps in my portfolio. Hopefully, it will also be useful for anyone else who is curious about what I've been up to recently.
At the moment, I have sections on animals, places, sports and gift ideas. This list may grow in the future!
The photo is of me... halfway up a mountain in the Lake District. It was taken by my friend, with my camera.
Food and Drink
I enjoy food and drink... most of us do, I guess. SO, I have written quite a few articles about recipes I like and about tea.
My top rated food and drink articles
- Walnut and Banana Oatmeal Cookies
These tasty walnut and banana oatmeal cookies are satisfying and tasty, without added sugar.
- Discover The Pleasures Of Tea And Tea Time
Tea is popular all around the world, and available in many varieties. Discover the secrets of tea-making and different types of tea here.
Digital Photography and Computer Skills
For several years, I have taught computing and digital photography to adults in our local community centre. I have written several articles on these skills, including:
- 10 Steps To Great Photos
- Digital Photography : Cropping Photos To Tell A Story
- Spreadsheets For Beginners
- How To Make A Household Expenses Spreadsheet
- How to Format an Excel Spreadsheet
- How to Filter and Sort Data in Excel
- How to Count Items and Make Pie Charts in Microsoft Excel
Issues in Computing
- Understanding "Do Not Track Me"
- Simple Ways To Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome
It would be good to have your feedback on any of these articles. Type an article name into the HubPages search box to see it.
Travel & Places
For many years, I didn't really travel at all. Then about 9 years ago, I was bitten by the travel bug. I have since been bitten by some real bugs in far away places, but fortunately not too often. Some of my favourite places are actually in England. But, further afield, I have visited Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and a few more. I have written about some of these places, notably Madagascar, Serbia and my favourite places in England, the UK and Europe.
My top rated travel article
- The Stunning Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast of southern England is dramatic and beautiful. See its scenery and read about its history here.
Great Travel Guides
I like to read a little about places I'm going to visit. Often, I'll start by googling my destination on the internet. It's helpful to find about about transport, hotels, local customs and more. But, when you are in a new country, perhaps without an internet connection or functional smartphone battery, it's hard to beat a good travel guide.
A superb fully illustrated guide to Great Britain, its regions, cities, towns and more, including maps, historical context and insider tips.
Where Am I now?
World Championships of Savate
Toys and Gifts for Children
Child at heart? I guess I must be. I also like bugs, butterflies and bees, so I have a whole suite of articles on bug-themed toys for children. Here are just a few:
- Buzzy Bee Toys For Babies And Toddlers
- Bizzy Bumblebee Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Buzzin' Bumblebee Toys for Children aged 5 to 7 Years
- Buzzin Bumblebee Gifts for Tweens and Pre-Teens
- Best Butterfly Toys For Babies and Toddlers
- Bright Butterfly Toys For Toddlers And Preschoolers
- Butterfly Toys For Children Aged 5 To 7 Years
- Best Butterfly Gifts For Pre-teens
- Colorful Dragonfly Toys for Babies and Toddlers
- Colorful Dragonfly Toys For Toddlers And Preschoolers
- Cool Dragonfly Toys For Children Aged 5 To 7 Years
- Dragonfly Gifts for Tweens and Pre-teens
- Colorful Ladybug Toys for Babies and Toddlers
- Lovely Ladybug Gifts for Pre-teens
- Colorful Ladybug Toys for Children aged 5 to 7 years
- Fun Ladybug Toys For Toddlers And Preschoolers
If you're a bug lover, you can check out any of these articles by typing the title into the HubPages search box.
Martial Arts and Combat Sports
I have trained in martial arts and combat sports for 28 years. Yes, that is a long time. There are many reasons why people take up this kind of activity:
- self defence
- self improvement
- using time in a useful way
- making new friends
I teach regular classes on martial arts and self defense, and recently I have written several articles on my favourite combat sports,
This is the top rated one
- Progression : Moving from the Complex to the Simple?
Sometimes we strive to learn more techniques, and more complexity. As we acquire these skills, we may choose to dispense with some and move from the complex to the simple.
You can see that I have diverse interests
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