A new Lens – Sample Sunday

| December 18, 2011

A new lens, focusing on a hashtag. SampleSunday is a weekly hashtag focusing on authors providing samples, free downloads and exerpts from their books.Each Sunday, the tweets can be found under #SampleSunday, and they often have a second hashtag for format e.g. #ebook, #print etc, and another for genre e.g. #thriller, #kids. and provide a […]

Christmas changes and teddy bears

| December 8, 2011

It seems to be the week that web companies annoy me enough to do things I should have done ages ago.The Regretsy debacle finally got me closing my Paypal account. There’s been nothing in it since someone sent me money by mistake and Paypal charged me the money I’d saved in it to return the […]

New lens and NaNoWriMo

| November 14, 2009

It’s been a busy writing day for me. On NaNoWriMo I’ve broken 11,000 words and am hopefully on course. I need to get a few more notes written, but the story is coming together. There’s now a two line summary and excerpt also up.I also have a new lens up. The Surrey Iron Railway was […]

New lens – MacRobert’s reply

| November 12, 2009

Seasons Greetings by Hanger_19Browse other Christmas card Cards Lady MacRobert’s Replyhttp://www.squidoo.com/macroberts-replyIn the second world war, Lady MacRobert lost her sons who were serving in the RAF. Her reply was to donate a cheque to purchase a Short Stirling Bomber. She wanted to respond appropriately, and called it “a mother’s immediate response.”Since then, one aircraft in […]

A day out – and in the cockpit

| September 27, 2009

View Larger MapToday was a busy day in Aviation. I missed: – XH558 at SouthPort Airshow – XL426 at SouthEnd Visit the Vulcan Day – Croydon Airport 50th Anniversary flypastand instead attended one of Gatwick Aviation Museum’s few open days.With not one, but two Avro Shackletons (including one of the only two running Mk3’s in […]

Cooking with madeira – a google site

| August 27, 2009

I spent a bit of time yesterday evening trying out Google sites. Here’s my first:Cooking with MadeiraThere are advantages and disadvantages with itThe good:– Free– Pretty easy to use– Monitisaton is easy, as Google ads are integratedThe bad:– Its tricky to get started– There are limits to where you can move pages once you have […]

A quick note

| August 25, 2009

Shetoldme has worked quite well. After putting a few links up on it and leaving them, the Adsense ads do actually appear to be being clicked on (a rarity!). I’ve added a few more articles this morning.Don’t be put off by the girly banner – most of my clicks and votes have been on heavy […]

Sumer School graduation

| August 14, 2009

One quick note: I’m one of 47 entrants who managed to finish the Squidoo Summer School.All the graduates are listed here:Giant Squid Summer School GraduationCongrats to everyone who completed it!

Squidoo Summer School complete

| August 6, 2009

Eight lenses over eight weeks. Doesn’t sound like much compared to target 200, but it’s a lot harder when someone else is setting the rules. I just submitted my completed list for assessment.http://www.squidoo.com/farthing-downs-tourhttp://www.squidoo.com/most-prized-possessionhttp://www.squidoo.com/yo-sushihttp://www.squidoo.com/grace-spitfirehttp://www.squidoo.com/zopa-lendinghttp://www.squidoo.com/the-highwaymanhttp://www.squidoo.com/633-squadron-operation-valkyriehttp://www.squidoo.com/chelsea-physic-gardenAnd over the course of it, I’d say it’s given me a chance to try lenses outside my normal remit, a chance to […]

Fotalia – trying out stock footage

| August 3, 2009

I’ve had a few people ask for copies of my photos – in fact more than a few. So to make things easier (and hopefully make me some money) I’ve signed up with Fotalia as a test. The new camera is just good enough to take photos at their entry level, so I’ve sent a […]