Games & Hobbies

Some of our readers have asked that we have one page where they can find all the web sites that we use frequently for the ‘Moose in the Hoose’ project.

You will find some of our most popular sites listed below. Links are grouped together under topic headings. Please let us know anything else you would like to see added.


The Infinite Cat
The Gorilla Foundation

Edinburgh Zoo
BBC >> Science & Nature >> Animals


AbeBooks ~ “marketplace for new, used, rare, and out-of-print books
~ Online bookshop


Jacquie Lawson ~ reasonably priced.

Edinburgh – Local History

Living Memory Assn
Areas of Edinburgh 
~ Wikipedia 
~ Undiscovered Scotland

Edinburgh – Photographs & Postcards

Edinburgh Photos: Lee Kindness ~ lovely photos of Scotland & beyond.
Portobello Online
 ~ Old postcards of Portobello
EdinPhoto – Recollections

 Family History

BBC ~ Family History
GenUKI ~ Getting Started
Scotland’s People
The Scottish Genealogy Society
GenUKI ~ Scotland
GenUKI ~ Uk & Ireland

Games, Puzzles & Crosswords

Jigzone: Jigsaw Puzzles
Chess online
Best Crosswords
Dominoes online 
~You need to register – but it doesn’t cost
Noughts & Crosses
~ this is good fun & quite easy to do


Google Maps
Old Maps
Old Maps of Edinburgh

Mouse Skills

Alphabet Match
Everyday Computing
SeniorNet Mouse Exercises
Mousing Around


Doris Day 
~ Music from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & more!
JD Hays Crooners Collection 
~ Listed alphabetically by first name, includes easy listening, jazz, rhythm & blues, country, pop, oldies & vintage from the 1930’s – 1970’s. Try to ignore the adverts!
InCallander – Scottish songs 
~ Some lovely recordings of Scottish songs by Ali Reid.
English Songs
Scottish Songs
Indian Music 
~ a large amount of music (lots of busy adverts too!)
BBC ~ Music

Nature & Wildlife

BBC ~ Spring Watch
BBC ~ Autumn Watch


National Museum of Scotland
National Trust for Scotland

St Kilda 
~ National Trust for Scotland


Marks & Spencer
John Lewis

Space & Astronomy

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 
Hubble Space Pictures
BBC Science & Nature: Space


Steam Train Galleries UK
Museum of Flight


Galen Frysinger  ~ Has travelled extensively & taken many pictures

TV & Radio

Channel Four
BBC Radio
Classic FM
Community Channel

Webcams & Videos

Total Eclipse of the sun – Turkey 29-3-2006
YouTube – Geriatric1927 – First Try
YouTube – Middle Ages Tech Support 
~ Watch this when you’re feeling stressed by new fangled technology!
YouTube – Pavement Picasso
YouTube – Time Lapse Movies

Other Websites You Might Enjoy

Your Amazing Brain
Time & 
~ perform all sorts of calculations with dates & a lot more!