So, VERY WELL DONE and Congratulations to Rebecca.
We are very happy to see a local Winner emerge from this Competition and it was a Credit to our Social Media Manager and blog author, Robert A Williams, that the post on Facebook achieved a massive 400 shares and a reach of over 20,000 people on Facebook. If you are looking for such reach on Social Media then contact Robert.
This massive Christmas Competition was the biggest value Competition that we have held at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and after it’s huge success and impact we will hold a similarly big Facebook Competition next year. We used an application called WooBox to pick the Winner and below is the screenshot from the pick.
Christmas appears to be happening quite late this year although in reality there are only 14 More Shopping Days until Christmas 2017. Schools are breaking up extraordinarily late for the Winter Break on Friday 22nd December 2017. Silly Billy’s will be open until 1730 Christmas Eve, and you can view Silly Billy’s opening hours over the Christmas 2017 period on the image below:
If you are a local school or organisation, and you wish us to mention any event that you have happening at any time of year then please message us through our Facebook Page and we will endeavour to list your event on our amazingly popular Facebook page and perhaps on this fantastic blog as well ! Simply contact Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
We have sledges at Silly Billy’s and it is snowing today and expected to snow more overnight so please come and get your sledges from us. If you have children at Calder High School then don’t forget to check Calder High School’s website here for details of whether the school will be open in the snowy conditions that may be around tomorrow (Monday 11th December 2017)
The Festive Fandango 2017 sees a wider geographical area coming into play with Mytholmroyd
retail shops and restaurants taking part in the glory that is the Festive Fandango.
So what’s it all about?
Well, The Festive Fandango is an Annual event in Hebden Bridge and now Mytholmroyd, encouraging folk to shop local via a superb incentive of exciting vouchers and entry into a competition to Win a Massive hamper of goodies. So all you have to do is collect a sticker at Participating Outlets including both Homely At Hebden and Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Old Gate, this can be done all through December 2017 from this Friday December 1st. You need to collect Five different stickers from five different outlets and then you can submit your completed card for entry into the Prize Draw and also collect a voucher book from the Visitor Centre in Hebden Bridge.
Come to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop from Friday to Collect your Festive Fandango Stickers and get a Festive Fandango 2017 card should you need one.
Also we would like to give a shout out for Blazing Saddles Bicycle Shop just round the corner from us on West End who have bicycles for children of all ages, please see their flyer below for more information.
On Sunday 3rd December there is a Fund-Raising Event in Heywood being organised by one of our LEGO officanados, see the flyer below.
Lastly we were told of some upsetting news about a break in at Fairybricks HQ so this event is now more important then ever !!!!
LEGO masters Nate and Ste are there all day as well as AFOL from around the UK!!
With some fantastic displays. Hopefully this will be the 1st of many !
Next time more schools involved and we can make something truly special happen !
Footage has actually emerged of governmental confident, Ben Carson, stating he thought the Biblical figure Joseph developed the pyramids to save grain. He likewise stated that researchers can just describe the pyramids with over-the-top theories of super-intelligent aliens, in spite of the substantial quantities of written proof the Ancient Egyptians left behind to discuss why they constructed the pyramids as they were burial places.
Carson provided the speech in 1998 as the keynote speaker for graduates at Andrews University, the flagship university of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Carson, a previous neurosurgeon, has actually delighted in a current increase in appeal throughout the continuous Republican management projects. The newest study, by NBC News, puts his assistance at 29 percent, 6 points up on the previous front-runner, Donald Trump.
The speech emerged after a current Buzzfeed News short article released a video recording of it. Last Wednesday, CBS News asked Carson whether his views have actually altered because 1998, to which he responded: Its still my belief, yes.
In the speech he stated:
My own individual theory is that Joseph constructed the pyramids to keep grain. Now all the archeologists believe that they were produced the pharaohs graves. You understand, it would have to be something terribly huge if you believe and stop about it. And I do not believe it’d simply vanish during time to keep that much grain.
And when you take a look at the manner in which the pyramids are made, with numerous chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d need to be that method for numerous factors, Carson stated. And numerous of researchers have actually stated, Well, you understand there were alien beings that boiled down and they have unique understanding which how you understand, it does not need an alien being when God is with you.
People might not even have the ability to discuss exactly what it is that you’re accomplishing, however they do not need to have the ability to discuss it when God exists.
In the speech, he likewise stated, they [researchers] never ever have a response for these example. That’s the terrific thing about having a relationship with God. God has actually currently informed us exactly what took place.
The remarks have actually been met ridicule and shock, such as the Twitter hashtag #bencarsonwikipedia , which spoofs the remarks.
Whoooa, hold the phone and what’s all this Black Friday hype some may ask?
Black Friday is a US economic invention that has become firmly entrenched in the UK and is like the old (the author is old) January Sales used to be? Remember them? So now it’s like the January sales have arrived pre-Christmas with the advent of the Black Friday sales.
Initially it was a sale on Black Friday, the one day, though due to breakages and server outages from too much online traffic the likes of the corporate identities such as amazon.co.uk and Currys are now starting Black Friday a whole week before the actual Black Friday day which is, this year anyway, tomorrow, (Black) Friday 24th November 2017.
The other factor that is important to consider is that Black Friday was originally more of an online phenomenon it has now made it to the bricks and mortar high street.
Anushka Naiknaware might just be 13 years of ages, however she simply developed a plaster that might assist patients with persistent injuries recover much faster.
The eighth-grader from Portland, Oregon, developed a plaster that senses moisture in an injury dressing. “A great deal of individuals do not instantly relate wetness to injuries,” she described, “however the reality is that wetness is among the crucial identifying consider how quickly a persistent injury heals.”
Why does wetness matter? Well, numerous open injuries have to be kept damp to promote recovery; however if an injury is too damp, that can be an indication of infection. Put simply: Keeping the injury in a healthy wetness variety assists it recover much faster.
Naiknaware’s plaster permits a physician to keep track of the status of the injury (without needing to unwrap the dressing) and address concerns appropriately. The plaster is planned to be utilized on clients with persistent injuries, which prevail in senior clients and folks with diabetes and typically take 3 months or longer to recover.
Ravleen Kaur from the Beaverton Valley Times reported that the plaster might even have ramifications for the military, “assisting hurt soldiers in an affordable and quick way.”
Naiknaware’s creation won the Lego Education Builder Award at the 2016 Google Science Fair.
That’s a prestigious prize to Win. It’s a reward that includes $15,000, a journey to Denmark, and a 1 year mentorship with Lego to assist get the job into production.
.When Naiknaware was 3 or 4 years old and her moms and dads would take her to a regional science museum, #ppppp> The job all began. She enjoyed all the exhibitions there (especially chemistry) and for many years her interest in science progressed.
” There’s a natural development from one field to another,” she stated. “After you discover mathematics and chemistry, you can do biology, physics, computer technology, anything. It simply keeps structure and theres no genuine end to it.”
Naiknaware’s love of the science museum sustained an interest in nano particles (which she started looking into in 4th grade). Ultimately, this research study ended up being the structure of her submission to the Google Science Fair.
” I in fact produced an ink from nano particles and filled that into a regular inkjet cartridge,” Naiknaware discussed. “This permitted me to print out a conductive circuit.” After hooking that circuit as much as a little battery and passing a current through it, she might determine the resistance and get a reading of the wetness material.
The success of Naiknaware’s development is substantial. Throughout her procedure, she was no complete stranger to failure.
She had specific trouble improving the ink circuit. “How lots of times did my ink stop working? 40 times? 50 times? Several.” She likewise pointed out a couple of jammed up printers in the garage.
On top of that, Naiknaware experienced her reasonable share of frustration from grownups. “When I began doing things with nano particles,” she remembered, “a great deal of individuals moms and dads, judges informed me, ‘What you’re doing is difficult. It’s not going to work.'”
But she understood that her theory dealt with paper. She believed in her own concept and a couple of motivating coaches on her side including her 6th grade science instructor, Ms. Svenson.
After her experience with the plaster, Naiknaware’s recommendations to other enthusiastic kids thinking about science is easy: “Just because people say your idea won’t work, doesn’t mean you can’t prove them wrong..”