Tuesday, 24 March 2009

54 days till MEXICO!

Only 54 days till my boys and I go to HERE!

We can't wait!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

New Blogs hot off the press

The new Home & Garden Blog will offer lots of advice and recommendation on anything to do with the home and garden.

The Building & Construction Blog will have lots of interesting articles on buildng and construction and how to avoid cowboy builders.

The Search Engine Optmisation Blog will have lots of tips and advice on how to get your website found on google.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

New Lens

Check out some of my lens...

Cane Furniture Lens

Garden Games Lens

Cristal Clear Lens

SEO Freelance Lens

Bespoke conservatories

Bespoke Conservatories from Cristal Clear Ltd use only the top spec glass and materials.

Andrew Grant - Looser!

Horray for the CSA! I finally got my £5 a week maintenance arrears from my pathetic ex Andrew Grant (time to name and shame). Woo woo, I can now go and buy my son..... jack shit!

I think it's time he (the looser) got himself educated and got a decent job. His business isn't doing very well according to them which isn't suprising! He's a cowboy through and through. It's a good job I have the brains to earn decent money as my son would have to go without.

Bring on the American laws. Over there if you don't pay maintenance you don't see. I think that's fair. It might make the looser pay for his son rather than dodging it. Bloody hell Andrew, the CSA say you can only afford £5 a week but you can't even manage to pay that without the debt collectors getting on your back!

L O O S E R !

Another pathetic proposal from our government.

Well done to the government for yet another pathetic proposal. Training to become a teacher may be dropped to six months! Great! Super! So soon there will be even more morons in our schools teaching our children. Soon we will have teenagers teaching our children! As it is now half of my sons teachers are straight out of uni without the slighest bit of LIFE EXPERIENCE. Just because you have been trained whether its 6 months or 1 year doesn't give you the qualities I believe make a teacher. Anyone can teach, but to have the skills to put up with 30 something children that you can't disipline, that each have different needs, each have different backgrounds, and each interested in different subjects but you have to teach the national curriculum...what you need, isn't six months or 1 years training, you need a bloody miracle!

Sophisti-Cane Furniture

Cane furniture from Sophiti-Cane offers two main ranges of cane furniture, the indoor Rattan Craft collection and the outdoor Skyline Design collection.

The indoor Rattan Craft Collection uses only the highest quality materials to withstand everyday use. With a large range of fabrics to accommodate all tastes you will sure to fine a cane furniture suite to fit in with your home. All of our cane furniture can be bought without any cushions or fabrics leaving you to choose and design your own cushions using your own choice of materials. We have, Conservatory Furniture, cane lighting, Dining Sets.

The outdoor Skyline Design range of cane furniture is built with durability in mind to withstand the rigours of outdoor use all year round. This range of cane furniture has the properties of UV colour fast, weather resistant, washable, maintenance free, pest and fungus free, non-toxic and fully recyclable. All ranges are built with quality in mind and with peoples modern or more traditional tastes. As well as Outdoor Furniture they have garden decor, Parasols, Daybeds and Gazebos.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Bigging it up for Chris Moyles as he climbs Kilimanjaro!

I am really impressed with Chris Moyles and his climb up Mount Kilimanjaro so much I even contributed some funds for Comic Relief.

I want to ask all of my followers to support the Big Red Nose Climb and its very easy to donate:

If you're over 16 you can support Chris & Fearne by texting CLIMB to 88808. Texts cost £1 + your standard network charge. £1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

If you can afford more then click here to add your donation and Support Chris.

Giant Games for Giant Fun!

Summer is fast approaching and most of us are looking forward to the long summer evenings and garden parties. Cleaning out the barbi, cutting the lawn and tidying up the flower beds are part of preparation for a great summer party.

When planning a garden party there is plenty you can do to make it a party to remember. Food is one important component to a successful party, the other is the entertainment. When choosing food you need to make sure you have everyone has something that they like and will eat. Having plenty of options you will sure to please everyone.

Garden games can be a real hit while the food is cooking and the adults are enjoying some wine. It will keep the kids entertained and some of the adults will become child like again which is always an amusing sight. But hey, it’s all in the name of fun.

There are many garden games on the market which are great fun for all the family. The game Limbo is a great game but very competitive. To make this game fair you need to put people into height categories so you are only playing against people of similar build. You can buy this game or make it as it just two stands with a pole across the top. The idea of the game is to go under the pole without bending forward, so head back, chest out and knees bent! As each member goes under the pole it then gets lowered making it trickier until you have one person left – the winner!
Also on the market now are giant games, giant chess, giant connect 4, giant pick up sticks, giant draughts and many more. One of my favourite giant games became a great hit at party I threw last year, is the giant version of the popular 'Jenga' game. Also known as Hi-towers, the object of the game is to build the tower as high as you can but if you are the one to make it topple you lose the game. You start with a full tower of blocks and then each person takes time in removing any block below the top layer and then adds it to the top. If you found the original game a bit fiddly because you have big fingers this version is for you.

Another game that had the party in fits of giggles was the game Get Knotted. A more common name for the game is ‘twister’. With the giant game you get a much larger mat but the principle is the same. One person is allocated to spin the pointer and where it lands the person first has to do what is says. It could be left hand on green or right foot on blue. You all take turns and before long you are all entangled and struggling to keep the balance.

So get planning now and make sure you and your family make the most of this coming summer. There are plenty of places online where you can find ideas and buy garden games at very reasonable prices.

Giant Garden Games
Tower Games.
Garden Chess
Connect 4
Racing Games
Lawn Games
Party Games
Mat Games
Croquet Games

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

BEWARE of 'its cold outside'

I just want to make this post to warn anywone who is thining of using 'its cold outside'. They are con artists that don't have a clue about SEO. For £100 a month they say they will get you 500 links over 3 months - great you think - bargain - wrong! These links are from their network of spammy crap sites that are not even indexed! Links like this can do more damage than good. The sales guys are trained to try to baffle you with their SEO waffle but its all a script.

These companies do annoy me which is why I called my buisness Ethical SEO. I do ethical SEO or 'white hat' SEO only and it works.

There are no guarentees with SEO, search engine ranking is like the stock market, you never know when they will go up or down. How can you know? A new competitor with a thousand pound a month marketing budget could be about to launch into your arena. Knowbody knows what the next person is doing and what your competitors might be doing tomorrow. The only way to get good search engine results is by promoting your site properly, and new content and make it the best site in your subject. Then and only then will decent link requests come to you for free!

There is no quick fix, it takes time and hard work.