Hi my name is Emma and I am currently studying at The University of Northampton for an Honors Degree in Construction Management. I am in my final year and therefore I am required to complete a research project. My research project is titled "Is behaviour or personality influenced by the appearance of the council house we live in or grew up in?"
The reason for choosing this topic to investigate is because for a few years now I have been interested in the aesthetics of social housing. The reason for this is because I grew up in a council house in West London and at the time I didn't consider it to be a particularly nice or nasty looking house until I moved to Northampton in 1994 aged 18. As I became more and more interested in buildings and Architecture, I started to become aware of the council houses here in Northamptonshire. I started to question why some of the housing estates were not as nice (in my opinion at least) as those built before the Second World War for instance.
This then made me look back at the estate I grew up on in London. I researched it and found that in 1995 it became a conservation area because it is an estate planned by the London County Council, which survived the Second World War with many original features and layout completely intact. I started looking at other council estates that are located in London and then to high rise flats. This led me to think about the crime rates in those different styles of homes and estates and to ask myself if the people living there are happy or not?
In order to complete my research I have created 2 questionnaires that I would be honoured if you could put on your website for people to fill in and then email to me. One is for people who live on the estate and one is for those you just grew up there. I simply want to compare people's opinions and life experiences from different styles of houses in a selection of estates in London, Northamptonshire as well as a few other towns.
Friday, 30 December 2011
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Friday, 16 December 2011
Hi Tom, Would you try posting this on the Cuck's for me please, I know that Beryl enjoys a good irish joke.
Jenni and I wish you, Sue and your family a very wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to keeping in touch throughout 2012.
Your old school friend, Freddie
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Thursday, 15 December 2011
Check out the size of this sucker guys!!! Be very careful Tommy mate if you are ever invited to a round of golf at Jacksonville.!!
Merry Christmas GuysFred and Jenni
St. Johns County Sheriff, St. Augustine , Florida
This is why you shouldn't go looking for the golf balls hit 'Out of Bounds' in Florida !!!
THIS IS NOT A PYTHON!
This is a 15 foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake - the largest ever caught on record, in fact.
This snake was found Near the St. Augustine outlet, in a new KB homes subdivision just south of Jacksonville FL.
A little research revealed the following:One bite from a snake of this size would contain enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men.
The head of this snake alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man.
A bite from those fangs would be comparable to being stabbed by two curved, 1/4 inch diameter screwdrivers.
The knife being used to draw out the fangs for the bottom picture has a blade around 6 inches long.
This snake is estimated to have weighed over 170 pounds. (How much do you weigh?)
Notice the girth of this snake as compared to the cop's leg in the first picture (and he is not a small man).
A snake of this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child (and dogs, pigs, etc).
A snake this size has an approximately 5 1/2 foot accurate striking distance.(The distance for an average size rattlesnake is about 2 feet . )
This snake has probably been alive since George Bush Sr. was President.
Now just ask yourself these questions: What has this snake been feeding on and where are its offspring?