Penny Midas Rollo

PENNY MIDAS ROLLO   personal site


Over many years, while my three sons were growing up (single parents don't get out much), I built the Project HappyChild website (non-profit) which reached 100 million visits on 3rd April 2011. The original reason for building the site was to highlight a range of UK-based charities helping children, the ones now shown in the Project HappyChild Directory.

Because of the timeframe within which it was built, the site includes a huge Pokémon area (still very popular) and a smaller one for Harry Potter, though it has been the tens of thousands of free worksheets (maths and languages, mainly) that have led to the huge visit levels (still ongoing). My personal thanks for volunteer help from across the world, particularly for the free dual-language worksheets (12 languages to English now, including French, Russian, Romanian, Polish and many others) which helped make all this possible.

about me

Self-employed, website work mainly (html tables a speciality) plus have created an online shop "for the eclectic shopper". It's somewhat unconventional :) Much like the Project HappyChild site, probably.

Visitors to the Sunshine City shopping arcade are always welcomed :) and if anyone in the UK wants to support Project HappyChild, you can do this by switching ISP to PlusNet and quoting happychild when you sign up (this gives a small discount on Project HappyChild's monthly internet costs, doesn't cost you anything to 'refer' the website).

Sunshine City

other stuff

In June 2016 I put together a comment page which identifies some of the reasons *why* the UK voted to leave the EU, and was subsequently involved in creating The People's Brexit Roadmap" (sent to Cabinet members just before that first meeting at Chequers on 31/08/16). Like most of the UK's population I'm still hoping the politicians manage to get things right, and intermittently comment on twitter here.

Built the websites for The Illuminated Bible (Bible verses) (2003) and KJV (Bible chapters) (2012). Both sites could probably do with an overhaul of style/layout in due course. Just no time, anywhere :)

Longer-term aims: to learn to skate properly (rollerblading, ice-skating, don't mind which) and to find time to write (books, screenplays). © Penny Midas Rollo 2018.