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A Black Country ramble

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The weather is still very changeable in England. I need sunshine! It was a long winter and then we had snow in Spring. I want to take some photos of this beautiful landscape that we have in the Black Country.

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The mid-week Moan

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What can I write about today? I can always moan about something…. I was reminded of buying my first computer in the 1980’s this morning. I learned how to use a word processor and I learnt some B.A.S.I.C programming. Remember B.A.S.I.C? Then Windows came out and it all got complicated… (more…)


Thrifty Thursday | Stay thrifty

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I popped down to Aldi last night. The Super Six this week are cucumbers, beetroot (500g), new potatoes (750g), tomatoes,  radish (200g) and avocados. They are all 39 pence. They have some special buys today, but I didn’t see anything very exciting. The petrol powered hedge trimmer might be worth it.  For computer and electrical goods check out Comet, they seem to have a few good offers now.

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The first Sunday ramble of September

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I write about whatever is on my mind on a Sunday morning. In the news this week is the Paralympics, which according to David Cameron will change perceptions about disabled people and show what they can do. If that doesn’t get them back to work there is always the assessments by Atos Healthcare to give them a little incentive.

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Olympics–love it or hate it?

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It’s Finance Friday and the Olympics start today. I am not a fan, too expensive for tax payers in a time of recession and austerity. We probably wouldn’t be in a recession if it wasn’t for all these jollies for the rich. So far this year in the UK there has been the Jubilee, Ascot, Henley, Wimbledon and a host of other champagne and strawberry events. I doubt if there will be much champagne at this one. I read  a bottle of water is £1.60 ($2.50) and  a small bottle (300ml) of Heineken lager is £4.20 ($6.50). Don’t have the plate of curry at £8.50 or you’ll need even more water! You can’t make it up…

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Friday the 13th | Unlucky?

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It’s Friday the 13th and many people believe it’s so unlucky that they won’t get out of bed and go to work. Does luck play a big part in our lives or do we make our own luck? I could get lucky this weekend and win the lottery, so luck does play a part? I won’t win the Euro-millions tonight for the simple reason; I ain’t bought a ticket! The whole world seems to be in a depression with countries virtually bankrupt. Is it bad luck? Or is it just old fashioned stupidity? (more…)