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 […]


| November 24, 2011

A new lens, largely because I spotted a URL free that was too good to pass up. review of my currently preferred publishing plaform, ways to use it, what’s in it for readers and more – including their affiliate scheme. I was rather stunned to find the URL available, as it had been “Under Construction” […]

A new lens, a book launch, a new ebook and a busy week

| November 23, 2011

A new lens went up:History ebooksThis is a reworking of the 2009 lens about Lens Companions. After I looked at the lens companions lens I realised just how out of date it was, and that the URL was no longer appropriate either. So I created a new lens for these ebooks. It has also replaced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Topaz Jewellery

| July 31, 2009

Feeling slightly better this morning so I got this one off the backburner:Making Topaz Jewellery covers making jewellery using backset pendants, (a type of prong setting) where to get supplies and Topaz stones and cabochons for practicing. It is part of a series fetauring my other jewellery making lenses on claw settings and snaptite. I […]

A new lens and update

| July 27, 2009

I’ve added the “discovery module” to my hatching game lenses and jewellery lenses. Lets see if it works. Even if they restore the discovery module I might leave these up – it’s definitely had an effect (my average lensrank jumped from 240K to 130K). Two new lenses went live this morning, but I still have […]

New lens: Topaz Jewellery

| July 22, 2009

A new lens done – it’s yet another jewellery one because I am not up to writing large pieces of original content at the moment (or I’d probably be doing bukisa articles instead of lenses!)Zimbio seems to be working at rather well in terms of traffic, so I will have to sit down and write […]

#205 Zopa – Peer-to-peer lending

| July 14, 2009

A new lens about Zopa, the peer-to-peer lending company. It works by allowing people to contribute money to a pool which borrowers can draw loans from, effectively cutting out banks and middlemen.There are a few issues with it, but since it can be used in some provider’s pensions (Sipps) and lenders can set their own […]

#202 The Grace Spitfire

| July 9, 2009

Lens #202 The Grace Spitfire the Grace Spitfire (ML407) and Carolyn Grace the only female spitfire pilot in the world. I’d been considering this for a while, but there’s a distinct lack of material online outside the official site. Nonetheless, when the Squidoo summer school assignment for the week was someone you felt should be […]