Today, as my title suggests, I’m going to use some of the photos I’ve taken this year of narrowboats and canals. I have a lot of readers who are bloggers, so I’m going to include some information and advice on blogging too.
24, December 2014 | Categories: Blogging, Christmas, Christmas, local, photography, Ramblings, social media, social networking, The Black Country | Tags: blogging, Canals, Google, narrow-boats, narrowboats, narrowboats and canals, Wednesbury | 1 Comment
It’s Sunday morning and so this is the day when I write about whatever is on my mind. Today is writing and photography. Writing is about expressing yourself and I try to do that with photography and with the editing in particular. I read a lot and some of the articles I read are boring, which is a crime for a writer.
24, November 2013 | Categories: Art, Blogging, culture, Humour, NeoDigital Art, philosophy, photography, Ramblings, writing | Tags: fiction, Google, Humour, photography and writing, social media, writing and blogging | 6 Comments
You might remember my Christmas story that I wrote at the end of last year. I was talking to my friend in California using Skype this morning and she suggested that I write a summer sequel. It’s not a bad idea. I’m inspired! We all need inspiration and motivation to do anything. Money seems to be the only motivation that many people seem to need and a lot of it!
21, July 2013 | Categories: Ramblings | Tags: BBC, Conservative Party, David Cameron, George Osborne, Google, inpiration, motivation, perverted and depraved | 1 Comment
This could be the only treasure map in existence with a motorway running through it. You may remember that I wrote about Princess Ethelfleda’s hoard of gold in my post just a year ago. We’re still looking for it. It could be buried at King’s Hill, there is a park there that’s suitable for scouring with a metal detector.
1, April 2013 | Categories: Humour, photography | Tags: April 1st, April Fools, Black Country, Dartmouth park, Google, Metal detector, photography, Sandwell Valley, treasure, Walsall, Wednesbury | 3 Comments
Regular readers know that on a Sunday, I write about anything I feel like writing about and tend to just ramble on. This week the government has announced it will lend money to banks, so they can lend it to us. The interest rate the government is charging is less than 1%. It’s working, I had a letter from Barclay’s offering me a balance transfer for a fee of 2.9%. That’s a nice little earner; nice to see the greed culture at Barclay’s hasn’t left the building, along with Banker Bob. (more…)
15, July 2012 | Categories: Humour, Ramblings | Tags: advertising, Banker Bob, BBC, Carpe diem, Casualty, Dad's Army, David Cameron, England, Google, Humour, Live at the Apollo, mini roundabouts, Mrs Brown's Boys, National Lottery, Robin Williams, Roundabout, Seize the day, traffic calming measures | 3 Comments
I took the above the photograph and then converted it to look like a sketch with Fotosketcher. You can click the above link to go to the Fotosketcher website or click here and download it from Download.com. Download.com also have a lot of other programs that are freeware to download. You can also get Smoothdraw a powerful picture editing and drawing program that works with a graphic tablet from Download.com. (more…)
20, January 2012 | Categories: Frugal Friday, Internet, Money | Tags: Download, Fotosketcher, freebies, Google, Google Chrome, LinkedIn, Microsoft, software, Windows Live, Windows Live Writer, WordPress | 2 Comments
Some bloggers simply write about their lives, others have a genre that they know a lot about. If you are just writing about your life and you have a boring day; won’t your blog be boring? If you have a particular genre won’t you run out of things to say about it? I think some genres like art are so diverse that you can keep writing about it forever and never run out of informative things to say but some genres can be difficult. I write about finance and being thrifty and frugal, but I struggle for ideas sometimes. (more…)
8, January 2012 | Categories: Blogging | Tags: blog, Google, Sunday roast, Windows Live Writer | 6 Comments
I have published my new Facebook Timeline! Cool. I have now got a profile picture, a header and lots of photographs on my page. You can take a look by clicking my Facebook ‘badge’ in the sidebar >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
There is also a page and video on Facebook telling you all about it, click here. (more…)
18, December 2011 | Categories: Ramblings, social networking | Tags: Facebook, Facebook timeline, Google, Online Communities, Timeline | 2 Comments
Parks, museums and art galleries
Parks, museums and art galleries in the UK are usually free and there is a lot of public open space too. I took this photograph in a park this week and if you have a digital camera it’s a good place to find interesting landscapes. In museums you can find all kinds of treasures, in my local museum and art gallery I found lots of local history exhibits. Where I live there are also nature trails and farms that are open to the public. (more…)
23, September 2011 | Categories: Frugal Friday | Tags: art galleries, Art museum, Facebook, Google, Google Chrome, LinkedIn, local history, Microsoft Security Essentials, museums, Parks, Social network, Twitter | 6 Comments
(Reuters) – good.food, learn to.salsa, glossy.lipstick — people and companies will be able to set up a website with almost any address by the end of next year if they have a legitimate claim to the domain name and can pay a hefty fee.
It costs $185,000 to register for one of the new domains (typical…). I want Blogging.4U or maybe Art.4U. I want all of them. Maybe it would be worth $185,000 for all of the .4U extensions. I think big companies will snap them up and add the cost to their products. Watch out for television.coke bought by Coca Cola and I’m sure they are scheduling meetings to decide on others. They could ask me to think of some and write a report! I’m so cheap!
21, June 2011 | Categories: Internet, Ramblings, social networking | Tags: beanz, coca cola, domains, Google, h2o, h2s, Heinz, Icann, internet, sod it, top level domains | 3 Comments