Monday, 30 November 2009
Thanks again to all my fantastic droppers. Here are the top 10 for November according to the EC stats page. They have all dropped EVERY DAY. It's the first time that has happened to my blog.
You are all just wonderful and well worth visiting. I hope you get lots of clicks from here and make some new friends.
The Way I See It
Laane on the World
As The Crackerhead Crumbles
The Cooling Stream
Friday, 27 November 2009
I recently joined adgitize as a rather slow starter. It’s a bit different earning one or two cents a day for clicking rather than writing something more than these blog posts. Yesterday I racheted up my number of clicks but couldn’t make the maximum of 100 because my broadband got painfully slow.
Since I moved home I’ve been having these problems a lot. I should probably consider changing to another provider, but that seems like just another hassle. Anyway, I do believe I made it to 100 today.
I found some side benefits too. First, I’ve seen many more terrific blogs. Second, many of the new ones have entrecard widgets to drop on as well. My drop rate has gone way up in the last two days. Of course it’s time consuming, and I don’t suppose I’ll manage it every day.
I don’t know how many people are clicking my adgitize ads either. Please leave me a comment if you know of a way to get these stats. And please don’t hesitate to click if the ads are of the slightest interest to you.You’ll be doing me a big favour.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
This morning we had a break from the rain. All of a sudden the sun burst through. I grabbed my camera and opened the French doors at the back of the house to capture this unprecedented event. This is the picture I got.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dirt Devil. All opinions are 100% mine.
Now I find the Dirt Devil company has issued a 2009 guide to shopping online for the holiday season, The Dirt Devil Holiday Buying Guide. It includes various Dirt Devil special offers that start on November 25th, which include ideas for Gifts for Him, Gifts for Her and Family Favorites. So it’s worth taking a look just for that, but it also gives you lots of hints and tips for saving money at other online shopping sites as well.
There’s a long list of sites offering coupons and discount codes that will get you money off, and pages that discuss various different ways of shopping on the cheap. In fact, they give you over 300 different ways to save on what you have to buy for the holiday.
Something I wasn’t aware of was that December 17th is Free Shipping Day, when loads of participating stores give you a free delivery guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. And there is a list of sites that tell you where you can get free shipping at other times too. I noticed that some of the Dirt Devil products advertised have a free shipping tag too. While shopping online is often cheaper and can save you time and hassle, as well as the feet and arm aches that trekking around the shops results in, free delivery can give you quite a bit of extra dosh to spend on treats for the holiday.
I found the last page of the guide really useful too. It’s a jargon buster for online shopping and I learnt what quite a few of those diminutives mean. For example, it’s handy to know that GWP means Gift with Purchase, and PPHF means PayPal Handling Fee, while YMMV is Your Merchandise May Vary.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
This post has to become worded so the next one can be sponsored. Strange rules, but I am learning. And I will comply. All the pennies help.
We found this corner of Menorca on one of our trips out from our resort. It was in Es Grau, one of my favourite places on the whole island.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Can you fill this out without lying? I did after I received it from a friend at Facebook.
1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
2. Where was your profile picture taken?
The one in my blogspot profile was taken in My eldest granddaughter’s home.
3. Can you play Guitar Hero?
4. Name someone who made you laugh today?
it’s too early for today, but yesterday it was my pal Malcolm who came for a visit, and my hubby with whom I laugh every day.
5.How late did you stay up last night and why?
once I’d finished watching Mansfield House on ITV3 which is almost the only digital programme I can get at the moment.
6. If you could move somewhere else, would you?
No way. I’ve just moved to the seaside and it’s my dream location (see the pic above). While it would be nice to live in warmer climes than here, I could not move away from the country where my children live.
7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
Yes but long ago.
9. Do you believe ex's can be friends?
Yes. I have a great friend who is an ex.
10. What do you feel about Dr Pepper?
11. When was the last time you cried really hard?
After visiting my mother in the chapel of rest.
12. Who took your profile picture?
13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
Vsiting friends from
14. Was yesterday better than today?
Yesterday was great so it could be, but I don’t know yet.
15. Can you live a day without TV?
Yes, of course.
16. Are you upset about anything?
It’s always upsetting to get rejections, but you just have to accept them and move on.
17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
Always, provided you accept the ones that go wrong as learning experiences.
18. Are you a bad influence?
19. Night out or night in?
Out, provided it’s in good company.
20. What items could you not go without during the day?
Something to read.
21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
It’s been a very long time. My youngest granddaughter is now 6 and I was my daughter’s birth partner, which was such a momentous experience, and I visited the day after.
22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?
Meet in the bread section at Tescos.
23. How do you feel about your life right now?
24. Do you hate anyone?
25. If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find?
Very little. A few invitations to play games, which I ignore.
26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?
27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
I have no idea.
28. What song is stuck in your head?
29. Name something you have to do tomorrow.
Go to a WEA Open Evening.
30. Do you smile a lot?
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Friday, 13 November 2009
Every year our calendar has at least one Friday 13th. This year we've had three, in February, March, as well as today.
If you are among the many folk particularly wary of Friday 13th, you are suffering from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the slightly easier to pronounce friggatriskaidekaphobia – two names for the same phenomenon. Triskaidekapohobia on its own just means fear of the number 13.
There are plenty of theories about the origins of these phobias.
There are plenty of theories about the origins of these phobias.
§ There are 13 witches in a coven.
§ Christian ideas relate it to the crucifixion happening on a Friday, also the last supper attended by Christ and the 12 apostles, the 13th being Judas Iscariot, the traitor.
§ Some believe it had an earlier origin when the Norse god Odin was entertaining 11 of his friends at
§ It was on
Some famously nasty happenings have been linked to Friday and/or the number 13, but sometimes these links do seem rather contrived.
§ The crew members of the Apollo 13 mission failed to land on the moon, and were lucky to get home following an oxygen tank explosion on board. They were launched from Pad 39 (3 x 13) at hours (not local time, but
§ Composer Arnold Schoenberg was afflicted with triskaidekaphobia. Born on the 13th day of September in 1874, he died on
§ An amazing number of serial killers’ names have 13 letters – Charles Manson, Wayne Williams, Pee Wee Gaskins, Thierry Paulin, Fritz Haarmann, John Wayne Gacy, Michael Swango, Theodore Bundy, Herbert Mullin, Jack the Ripper, Harold Shipman, Frederick West, and Peter Sutcliffe, are just 13 of them.
This comes from an article I first wrote a couple of years ago. A version of it was published in Ireland's Own in June last year. Another version is for sale at http://www.constant-content.com/MoreDetails/81155-Facts_About_Friday_13th.htm .
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
We went back to Stourhead yesterday. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a magnificent UK National Trust estate with a grand house and a beautiful landscaped garden surrounding a large lake. While the house is closed for the winter, the gardens are open all year round.
It’s about an hour’s drive from our new house, but my son and his girlfriend still live in the locality and we went to see them and ended up there. We didn’t actually go in because we didn’t have a lot of time, certainly not enough to justify the £7.40 each they would have to pay as non-members. Hubby and I have membership cards that entitle us to free entry. We used them there a lot when we lived close by.
You can still get a good view of Stourhead garden from the road at the bottom of the hill from the car park, and we got plenty of exercise trekking back up again. Then we popped into the restaurant for coffee and a snack, so they did get some of our cash. We also visited the farm shop for some of their delicious steak, cheese and c ream so all in all, they did quite well out of us. And we had a great evening meal when we got home again.
Anyway, I thought it was time to post some more Stourhead photos.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
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Monday, 2 November 2009
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