Saturday, 22 December 2007

A White Christmas?

Just spotted this great site on Val Vannet's blog... Click on the picture to create your own snowflake!

Friday, 21 December 2007

Merry Christmas!

At long last - the end of term!!

To keep you occupied for a few minutes, here's a quick quiz about Christmas Around the World from Yr10's end-of-term assembly...

A very merry Christmas to you all, and best wishes for a Geogtastic 2008!

And don't forget to track Santa on Christmas Eve - Norad

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Track Santa...

Although there are a few days still to go, I've been pestered several times today about this website, so thought I'd better blog it while I remembered!

Santa, it seems, is a bit of a techno-whizz, and for the last few years, has had a GPS attached to his sleigh... That means that on Christmas Eve, you can use the Norad Santa site to track Santa's progress, see how long it'll be before he gets to your house, and make sure that you're safely tucked up in bed in plenty of time!

In 2005 and 2006, it was also possible to use Google Earth to see what Santa was upto and you can have a look at Santa's route, etc. here. This year, Google Earth and Norad have teamed up and are working together, so you just have the one site to follow.

Obviously, as Santa won't be setting off until 24th December, there's not much to see at the moment. There are, however, a number of games to keep you entertained in the meantime! Click on the picture below to link to the site...

Friday, 14 December 2007

Where've all the dots gone?!

Regular visitors may have noticed that the ClustrMap has not got quite so many red dots on as it used to...

That is because Tuesday (11th December) was Geogtastic's first birthday, and so the map was archived yesterday...

The new map already show 40 visits from three continents! How long before we've got dots in South America, Africa and Australasia??

Here's to the next year, the next 284 posts and the next 12052 visitors!!

You are my sunshine!!

Thanks to Alan Parkinson for this fantastic Greenpeace advert!

Friday, 7 December 2007


Especially for 8PBh, seeing as the penguins are never there when you're looking!

Ship Ahoy!

There've been a few penguin sightings on the South Georgia webcam of late... And now a ship!

Keep visiting the webcam and leave a comment to let us know if you spot anything interesting!