Aug 202015
 

Each year in the 2nd week of August pretty much everyone in the UK Fireworks Industry travels down to Plymouth to watch this competition. It is held over two nights (Tuesday & Wednesday) with three fireworks displays each evening. If you want to visit I advise you to get there early. With 100,000 people watching each night, the city soon becomes gridlocked. The six teams are drawn from a selection of Fireworks companies from all over the UK.

The competition for 2015 was between these six companies (in firing order).

  • Tuesday 18th August
    • Phoenix Fireworks
    • Spyrotechnics
    • Essex Pyrotechnics
  • Wednesday 19th August
    • Fantastic Fireworks
    • Gala Fireworks
    • 1st Galaxy Fireworks

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Jun 172015
 

An image taken from one of our Fireworks Displays at Stanton House  Hotel, near Swindon. The photographic team who captured the pictures are Colin and Glen from Your Digital Memories.

Cotswold Fireworks Ltd

Cotswold Fireworks Ltd

The pink peony starburst is a 100mm shell which was bursting too low. I watched it rise up and at the time, all I was thinking was “This is going to burst low and wide”.

Fireworks by my company Cotswold Fireworks Ltd

Nov 122014
 

The main family PC which happens to be the central hub for all our needs (email, gaming, video and photo editing) was built way back in 2009.

It had an Intel i7 (quad core) clocked at 2.6Ghz and sported a Nvidia GTX260 graphics card.

You know it’s beginning to age when you six year old daughter tells you it takes too long to boot. So I decided to replace the system drive with an SSD and the graphics card with a more modern version. Continue reading »

Oct 132014
 

I had a small print job to do and rather than starting with A4 paper and chopping it into the right size. I decided to buy some A5 paper and save on messing around with a guillotine. The paper was purchased from Vikign Direct in theUK and promptly arrived the next day, well packaged and secure from damage. It was Vikings own brand paper but perfectly fine for the job in hand. Continue reading »