How to stop Google Fonts from being in cut in half!

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:400,300,700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Following the link that you place in your header to call the google font like the one above shows the CSS Code Below

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 300;
  src: local('Oswald Light'), local('Oswald-Light'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/HqHm7BVC_nzzTui2lzQTDT8E0i7KZn-EPnyo3HZu7kw.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: local('Oswald Regular'), local('Oswald-Regular'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/-g5pDUSRgvxvOl5u-a_WHw.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 700;
  src: local('Oswald Bold'), local('Oswald-Bold'), url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/bH7276GfdCjMjApa_dkG6T8E0i7KZn-EPnyo3HZu7kw.woff) format('woff');
}

 

It is then just the case of modifying the code to stop the browser calling for the “Local” version of the font and only every grabbing the “remote” version from Google.

The Code below simply has “local(‘Oswald Bold’), local(‘Oswald-Bold’)” Remove from each line.

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 300;
  src: url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/HqHm7BVC_nzzTui2lzQTDT8E0i7KZn-EPnyo3HZu7kw.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 400;
  src: url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/-g5pDUSRgvxvOl5u-a_WHw.woff) format('woff');
}
@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: 700;
  src: url(http://themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/oswald/v8/bH7276GfdCjMjApa_dkG6T8E0i7KZn-EPnyo3HZu7kw.woff) format('woff');
}

Thats it all done, this should now stop all those fonts becoming truncated,. Let me know how you get on

Climbing at London Bridge ( deep water soloing )

Quick 1 Day rock climbing trip to Torbay

Myself, Matt Cox and Yan headed to down to climb in Torbay, specifically to get some long awaited DWS in at London Bridge area.

With none of us having been there before and as I have not been deep water soloing for a very long time we were of course psyched to get to it, with  little begging to get the car for the day and a early start we were off, well me and Cox were off Yans body was in the back, his mind elsewhere, somewhere between a coma and disneyland due the night before.

The Crag did not disappoint, absolutely fantastic rock in a phenomenal position with the easiest approach in the world, lucky for Yan.

As a bonus to already top crag I cannot remember the see every being that warm. Yes, I did fall in, a lot.

Fantastic to be rock climbing again without time pressure

Probably what made the day was having literally nothing else to do, with a strict no laptop policy on the weekend I managed to climb without any thoughts of websites problems and technical issues, it sure showed in my climbing, Although of course the normal death grip on the rock was there to be fought against I felt the rest of my climbing was better than I hoped for the first time back above the see.

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Needless to say Matt Cox Crushed in the normal style we are accustomed to seeing him climb. At one point, mentioned he was just going to pop down and try the traverse but ended up quickly smashing the line of the crag (Jehovah Kill 7b), Why I asked him at the top ” Cause when you see a line of chalk.. you have to to go for it man”…seemed normal enough.

While Yan got a few in before the toll of the night before reduced him to the fetal position and sleep.

The Routes on the Day.

Duck l’Orange 3+

Somthing Ducky 3+

Crispy Duck, No Noodles 4

Duckless in Torbay 3+

Last Duck to Bombay 6a+

Dance on Dinkies 6c+ ( Cox only ) – An amazing difficult and thin start leading to only harder and thinner climbing.

Freddy the Frog Hits Torquay 6a+ –  A great little line with a spicy little finish if you stay true and in the groove, high enough to have to think a little.

Arch Temptress 6a+ ( Steve only ) – A monster of a route, climbing under the fangs of a T-rex( bridge ) then ever boldly climbing up and up huge flakes with evermore slow breathing, the higher the tide the braver you will be be, but safe all the way.

Pumping Dancefloor Energy 7a+  ( Steve and Cox, 1 rp ) – Will definitely be doing again, the route had it all, with the crux high up. All the holds are there, only far apart. Absolute gem, hard work, high feet and a calm mind pays off at the top.

 

 

Activity Week at SMRT – Year 7

Last week I was blessed with the opportunity to work with the year 7’s at St Mary Redcliff and Temple school. I was working for Design Deliver facilitating the School Challenge Teamwork and leadership sessions along with Alex George.

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We ran 3 sessions per day for the 5 days of activity week. Each session was aimed at increasing the ability to work under stress, in large groups and to get to know all the other people in the school year.

The sessions were great fun but also on occasion created a lot of friction!

The friction was good though as it lead perfectly to many teaching points throughout the week. This year at SMRT was the best yet, every session had its interesting characters of course, but overall SMRT are lucky to have a great YR7.

The Teamwork sessions

Alexs sessions were quieter, though provoking and yet potentially stressful, while mine were slightly louder involved lots of team work and could easily go wrong if the groups did not appoint a firm leader.

The session I ran started off with some easy warm up games, moving on to harder ( as seen in the picture above ) puzzles and finally onto the ever annoying Ski Walk needed excellent teamwork just to complete let alone set a good time.

How the Days and sessions Finished

Each session and the days themselves ended with a full debrief and review of the activities, it was important to have the YR7’s really get in the mindset of the day and to evaluate their own performance, it was fantastic to see so many young people diving into this role headfirst and learning this ability at such a young age.

All in all a great week!

Snakes and Ladders, Slate quarry outing in the rain

With the rain and the wind doing their best to force us back to base with zero climbing in for the weekend we pushed on with a strong team of people keen to dust off the cobwebs from the night before.

How we ended up climbing Snakes and Ladders

Being Dave Talbots birthday weekend he had plans, of course, he had plans of one big team adventure. Dave and Henry Castle from Climb Pembroke had spoke many off times and had heard just as often rumours of not just a route but a collection of routes, caving and adventures linked together taking in all the slate quarries of llanberris had to offer.

 

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Henry was on the on the case and was in talks with Nick Gillett, Quickly Henry and probably more Nick realised Henry was not going to remember anywhere near the amount he needed to see us around safely so Nick offered to help.

Thank goodness but Henry was not the finely tuned climber he normally was.

Our Climbing Guide was a silent hero

Im not sure Nick new really what he signed up for while agreeing to be our climbing guide for the day. We were not in the best state.

How ever Nick pushed on throughout the day and looked after our sorry selves until the last minute, in short he was a hero. We surely would have died had not been for Nick.

What was climbing Snakes and Ladders like?

I can only speak of half of the route as we did well to even make that with a group of 12 and even to speak of it would do it an injustice.

 

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I will let the pictures of the climbing below do the talking except for these best fitting words.

Epic – Scary – Adventurous – Beautiful – Dark – Moody – Thought provoking – Best wet weather option in the world

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