Vicky Dean
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Having completed a diploma in Optometric Clinical Studies back in 2007 Vicky decided that the
future was in technology and is now an internet based writer and project manager. Despite a
passion for all things tech, she also loves the offline pursuits of horse-riding and reading classic
novels (when her blogging schedule allows).

She also runs a website called Make Your Own which provides information on craft techniques as
well as projects from her hit and miss DIY attempts. Her love of writing started at the age of 13 when
she began to write the usual teenage angst ridded verses of poetry. In between the news posts
and blog articles she regularly creates she still writes poems which, at the ripe old age of 25, are
hopefully a bit more rounded!

Entries by Vicky Dean

Are Consoles Becoming Too Focused on "Entertainment"?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2013 | (08:53)

There was a time when there was a clear and definable line for what constituted a games console and a PC. This line started to fade as far back as the PS2 with the introduction of a built-in DVD player and online capabilities (via a LAN cable of course). With...

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Is The Home You Are Buying at Risk of Flooding?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (14:20)

We may all remember last year (2012) and being told that it was one of the wettest years on record. 2012 was the second heaviest year for rainfall since records began with 1,330.7mm. The year 2000 was the wettest year on...

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Crime in the UK - Are Things Really as Bad as We Think?

(2) Comments | Posted 28 May 2013 | (09:19)

Plenty of things have changed over the last 50 years but there are always constants, things that will survive for good or bad. Unfortunately, one of these constants is crime and there aren't many topics that get people talking and cause a stir in the media like crime. With crime...

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Careers: What Do Kids Learn at School These Days?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (10:30)

As a youth I remember being infuriated when hearing older people say "kids these days are...." Or "the youth of today...". Imagine my surprise recently when, at the ripe old age of 25, I found these words coming out of my own mouth. This was sparked off by a round...

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Personal Branding Lessons From The Pope

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2013 | (16:15)

This week, the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has filled the headlines. The decision has not only surprised his faithful followers but also governments, such was the secret so tightly kept. The first pontiff to step aside since 1415, Pope Benedict attributes the decision to...

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Complaint Handling Within the NHS: Eye Opening Stats

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2013 | (08:46)

Ombudsman.org.uk recently released some interesting statistics on complaints made about the NHS in 2011-12. There was a 1.3% rise on NHS complaints in this period when compared with the year before. The total received was 150,859 of which 16,337 were escalated to the ombudsman due to the complainant not being...

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A Small Business Owners Guide to Company Pensions

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2013 | (10:43)

In 2010 the UK government decided that all UK companies, irrespective of their size, should offer a company pension scheme or be part of the National Employment Savings Trust. The government fear that we as a nation are not saving enough towards our retirement now that the average life expectancy...

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Festivals to Make Your Eyes (and possibly other body parts) Water!

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2013 | (10:32)

For most people drinking a cold beer, going to the cinema or playing a sport is how they relax after a hard day at work. However, there are those out there who like to play it a little less safe when it comes to their spare time. Booking for a...

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