Educating, Entertaining and Engaging Learners Worldwide

I’m Elaine Giles and I’m a technology consultant based in Manchester, UK.

My passion is technology and I love to share that passion via live training sessions, video demos and written tutorials. I have a YouTube Channel with many training videos for design applications including Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn, Sketch and many more together with videos demonstrating the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
One of my passions is designing slides and many of those I have designed and presented can be seen on my SlideShare page.

If I can help you please get in touch.

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Tales from the IT Frontline
Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 40 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 40 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! An early start for today's 40 km. After yesterday's accompaniment (One Direction if you recall ... and to be honest who could forget? 😱) I decided to terminate/kill Spotify's ability to enforce its suggestions on my...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 39 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 39 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! I awoke to snow! Yay, I love snow but sadly it was replaced with rain in seconds. Great, just what we need, more freezing wind replete with lashing rain 👿 Today's 40 km was completed to the dulcet tone of One Direction...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 38 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 38 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! I am still recovering from the excesses of last week. I made the mistake of checking my calendar for this week in the vain hope of some respite from the recent excesses ... no chance! Highlights of the upcoming week include:...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 37 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 37 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! We were up alarmingly early this morning ready for Mass and for once, very unusually, we had nothing planned after tea at the Parish Centre but that won't last as Fr Ned has raffle tickets in his sights ... AGAIN! Yes, Mike and...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 36 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 36 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! It was another morning after another night before. Well when I say night it was actually 3:50am if you recall the decadent night we spent at a wine tasting followed by partying the night away. Despite all that one of us was up...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 35 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 35 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! The morning after the night before ... still as great in hindsight but some sleep might have been a good idea as I struggled to focus on the bike this morning! I somehow managed to complete the entire 40 km by lunchtime which...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 34 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 34 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! Still basking in the warm glow of last night's Evening with Eric Cantona I was on the bike at stupid o'clock, no seriously it was before 7:30am and I am so not a morning person! Still it was amazingly liberating to be done...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 33 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 33 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! It's a huge day at MacBites HQ today ... we have VIP tickets for An Evening with Eric Cantona at The Lowry Theatre in Salford. Yes, the same Lowry Theatre that was witness to my Old Trafford yomp last week. We've had the tickets...

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Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 32 Update

Elaine’s 2,000 km Challenge – Day 32 Update

Click here for details of my challenge! I seemed to spend the entire day attempting to get ahead of myself before an even busier second half of the week. Futile! Completely futile! I completed today's 40 km around noon as I contemplated the joys of more foliage for...

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