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Not the Olympics is it?

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Last week, I went to the historic vehicle show in Walsall Arboretum. I hope to take a few photos today too, but the weather is much like last week, sunny but rain forecast. It’s Olympics of course. I wonder what the athletes will talk about when they get home. There will be those that will be disappointed and the medal winners who will no doubt talk about it for the rest of their days. I rode my bike from here to Sutton Park a few times when I was young. I didn’t get a medal and you really don’t want to hear about it do you?

I’m often amazed at what people do talk about and rate as an achievement. The Olympics is costing about 12 billions and we have about 30 million workers in the country. That is 400 pounds for each worker. No wonder the government has to do quantitative easing and devalue our currency. The price of petrol has gone up again; I’m not really surprised.

Motor Show 147

This guy had a stall at last weeks show. It’s a local company and so I said I would give them a mention. Circumference Wheels is based in Walsall, they also have a Facebook Page.  I told him I would give them a plug, if he smiled! I was trying to get round while the rain had stopped, but they seem to have products for wheel care as well as alloy wheels.

I will give local companies, websites and blogs a link, if you mention them in my comments.

I added a new plug-in to a Zillion Ideas this week. The site looks quite smart now. I might have some more writers joining me in writing for that site too. Today I published a post by Fairy Dharawat that might be of interest to retailers or anyone starting a business.

This morning beside publishing blogs, I’ve been talking to an international student in China. Regular readers might remember that I featured her in a blog some time ago.  She will begin studying in England in September. I think it’s better to come to England to study than to play games; especially badminton.

I see more black clouds, it will be like last week trying to take photos in between the showers! 

I usually mention cooking lunch, when I ramble on a Sunday. It’s a little early for cooking lunch; but I have a nice pork chop. The broccoli looks a bit dodgy, expensive too; but maybe the rain has affected it. Food prices keep going up and so we have to shop around. I will keep doing thrifty and frugal blogs with tips on saving money. We have to save a few quid so we can enjoy days out. I’m waiting for the weather to be good enough for a trip to the Black Country Living Museum. They should give me a discount for the free publicity…

There are more amazing blogs on the home page. Please comment if you have a question or something to say. You can also read more amazing stuff on a zillion ideas.


5 responses

  1. Great pics. Looks as though you had fun.

    5, August 2012 at 11:26 am

    • Hi Myfanwy,

      It was sunshine and showers, much like today. There were nice vehicles though. I’me doing an early dinner now and hoping the weather will be nice in the evening. I took over 200 pictures last week and vehicles are better in poor light.

      5, August 2012 at 5:03 pm

  2. Have to admit, the Olympics has put a spin on the country’s troubles. With all these medals, everybody has forgotten what a mess the place is in.

    5, August 2012 at 11:18 pm

    • Hi Nick,

      With the Olympics, Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Henley, The boat race, the Jubilee and the rest of the champagne and strawberry jollies. It does make one wonder, doesn’t it? Maybe one should move down south and join the party?

      5, August 2012 at 11:25 pm

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