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Figures January 2006
Christmas out of the way, the start of this year has seen
a huge increase in visitors to Wyenot.com compared
to the same time last year. January 2006 figures even beat
those of August 2005 - the busiest month last year if you
exclude the Abba photo viewers who virtually doubled the
page view figures during September! January 2006 saw half
a million 'hits', over 25,000 'visits' and 81,000 pages
of the web site viewed.
huge increase in January 2006 viewers is due to two things.
People have started looking for holidays and weekend breaks
again in earnest and Wyenot News has suddenly gained
a much larger readership both locally and internationally.
top three most visited pages of the web site during the
month of January were the 'Home' page, followed by, 'Wyenot
News', followed by 'Accommodation'. The 'A to Z Index',
'Pubs' and 'Shops' pages were the next three most popular
average, 2,625 pages of this web site were viewed every
day during January and below is a chart showing monthly
figures for the past eleven months.
statistic with the most serious personal consequences this
month however was that three weeks running I have had to
change my 'breakfast at the Cantilupe Café' day from
Thursday to Saturday - once due to having a nasty flu virus
(it must have been bad - I lost my appetite) and twice due
to news photography jobs.
Visitor Statistics Summary for wyenot.com
Summary Period: Last 11 Months
March 2005 to January 2006
Generated 01-Feb-2006 09:46
|Summary by Month
Cycling for Ross Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Francis cycled to India in November last year to raise
money for Ross Multiple Sclerosis Support Group and on
Thursday, 2nd February she presented a cheque for £3,220
to the group, who meet at Ross Community Hospital. By
way of a thank you, the support group responded by presenting
Fran with a certificate and a bouquet of flowers.
told Wyenot News, 'I have been riding bikes for
charity since 1999 with the generous support and sponsorship
of my friends, family and customers at the Lea Store,
Lea. Such support has often helped me to find the strength
to keep cycling even when faced with yet another large
mountain to climb. A grand total of over £17,000 has been
raised for MENCAP, The Deaf Children's Society and the
Ross MS Support Group. I would like to thank everyone
who has helped with the fund-raising events by giving
their time and effort.
have found all of the bike rides challenging, as they
should be. Even the shorter ones from London to Paris
and London to Amsterdam. I am now retiring from this crazy
way to take a 'holiday', as I have less time these days
for training, so I have left my lucky cycling trainers
in India, where although well worn, someone will be making
good use of them.
rides were China in 1999, Brazil in 2001, London to Amsterdam
in 2001, London to Paris in 2002, Vietnam in 2002 and
lastly India in 2005. As you can see it has been varied
and interesting and I am very fortunate to have travelled
to many different countries and sampled their cultures.
My last ride was to India in November 2005 for the Ross
MS Support Group, when £3,220 was raised. It was great
to raise funds for such a friendly local group who are
so enthusiastic about helping to provide equipment and
aids for fellow sufferers in the area. Once again, many
thanks to everyone. You have been so fantastic and generous,
presentations of both the cheque and the bouquet can be
seen. In the top picture, left to right are back: Carolyn
Waterhouse, Angela McNally, Rosemarie Baker, Rose Tingle,
Pete Cowderey and Graham Tingle. Front: Fran Francis,
Roger Pratlett, Maureen Cowedery and Gloria Neale.
further information on Ross Multiple Sclerosis Support
Group, please telephone Roger Pratlett on 01989 564175.
Walford Scouts working towards their Chef's Badge
the invitation of Head Chef, Marc Barnet, 1st Walford
Cubs and Scouts visited the kitchen and restaurant at
the Leadership Trust, Weston-under-Penyard on Thursday,
2nd February to work towards obtaining their 'chef's'
scouts and cubs split into two groups for the lesson.
Group one (pictured top) cooked char grilled marinated
sirloin steak, served with a sweet onion tarte tatin,
game chipped potatoes, roasted tomato and a grain mustard
cream whilst group two prepared home made vanilla ice
cream served in a brandy snap basket and drizzled with
toffee sauce. The
boys enjoyed their meal after all the hard preparation
in the Leadership Trust restaurant.
the group photograph (bottom) are, James Teague, Jim Woods,
Don Buffery, Marc Barnett and James Weatherhead and Group
Scout Leader, John Edwards. The Cubs and Scouts are Nathan
Young, Tom Dunn, Louie Woods, Richard Powell, Philip Burton,
Daniel Pearce, Eddie Gill and Mark Alston.
you would like to join Walford Cubs or Scouts, you are
welcome to contact John Edwards on 01989 762224.
RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch
at Gorsley Goffs took part in the RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch
on Friday, 3rd February, recording the number of birds
spotted in one hour within the school grounds. Siskins,
green finches, coal tits, goldfinches and great tits were
among the many birds seen at the school within the hour.
year, 32, 000 children took part in the exercise, helping
the RSPB to discover how birds are faring around the country.
below are pupils, Oliver James, Luke Williams, Jessica
Waters and Niamh Compton looking for birds in the grounds
of Gorsley Goffs with the help of volunteer mum, Caroline
Bodger. Also pictured is a chaffinch, spotted by the children
during the watch.
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