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site Update

Another revamp of my website in progress, please stick with me while i bring it up to date with a style  that is more suited to mobile devices, the old one was not very phone friendly.

it’s making the old grey matter work overtime but I’m getting there slowly, should be worth the effort in the end (i hope) 

so far so good do you like the new header 

Mel’s photos


A few photos of a some of my RC planes sent to me by my friend and fellow DMFC club member Melvyn Hillman, great photos Mel thanks.

More 2016 Holiday Photos

Just managed to get around to sorting our Holiday Photos out, thats me on the ship all “scrubbed” up and ready for diner. more holiday photos may be found Here.

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Just a few of the many holiday photos of our 14 night Italian Mediterranean cruise on Royal Caribbean INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS 04 June 2016

2016 Holiday

Just returned with friends Brian and Kim from Southampton, we have had a fabulous 14 night Italian Mediterranean holiday cruise on “Independence of the seas”, this was our second time on this Royal Caribbean Ship,

4 years have passed since we were last onboard, we don’t intend leaving it that long again Royal Caribbean know how to provide a wonderful holiday experience, 

Ports of call were Gibraltar,  Nice (Villefranche) France,   Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy, Florence/Pisa(Livorno) Italy.  Provence (Toulon) France,  Malaga,Spain,  Lisbon,Portugal.

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                                       Our dining group  photo taken on the last night

More Cruise photos here

contact Me

Oops my apologies for any one trying to contact me through this website the problem is now sorted.

I performed a routine check yesterday and found that mail was not reaching me even though it appeared to be sending ok, once again my apologies if you were expecting a response from me,

Im not sure how long the problems existed as it’s a wile since i last checked for errors.

Contact ME

Save money on your phone


Just found this useful app see below for info could save you loads of money 


Oxford graduate Matt King has invented an app you won’t believe you survived without until now. WeQ4U is his creation and – although the average person wastes 45 hours a year waiting on the phone – it has more benefits than merely avoiding endless loops of irritating hold music.

Simply put, it is what is claims to be. It will staying queuing on hold for you so you can spend your time doing something else. When you’re through to someone it will automatically dial back and connect you.

As well as saving you time, the app saves you money in two ways – firstly, you don’t waste minutes while the app is queuing for you and secondly it replaces price premium rate numbers with standard national-rate calls included in your monthly allowance.

If you find yourself on hold, you just need to tap 9* and the app will take over and end the call until it automatically redials once someone’s ready. The only time you pay for the call is while you are navigating through the call centre menus or actually talking to someone. It even reconnects you if the line drops.

You’re probably aware from our comparison table just how much some networks charge for typical call centre numbers starting with 08. Because WeQ4U works on an 03 number, the calls are charged at the lowest rate and if you have a monthly bundle, they’re always included.

Even if you don’t get stuck on hold, it’s smart to use the app for 08 numbers in order to avoid exorbitant the mobile rates.

Matt King actually tried to get a £150,000 investment on the TV show Dragons’ Den but unfortunately none of the Dragons quite managed to comprehend the concept and ended up arguing against the problem WeQ4U actually solves. Luckily for him, he’s now making much more than because the app allows him to identify the call centres with the biggest queues and then sell them his WeQ4U 4 Business commercial product.

This is some pretty fancy software with tons of analytics to save companies money by reducing abandoned calls by about 90%. And it makes enough to offer the app completely free as well as to cover all the call charges for you.

So really it’s a win-win situation and it’s so easy to use and to save money there’s no reason not to use it. Let’s just quickly show how it works in practice.

You can use the service on any phone and any network but this tutorial is to use the Android appto make things even easier. The first thing we need to do is to open the app. And then simply just go ahead and type in the phone number we want to call. You can see here there’s an option to automatically use the app each time you dial an 08 number to help you save money in case you accidentally dial it on your normal dialler.

Once you’ve typed in the number you just need to press Call. The app is going to switch over to the normal Android dialler and start calling. Once the call’s connected, if you find yourself on hold just to press 9* and the app will take over.

It will then play a message telling you what to do and will automatically hang up for you then bring the app back up again. Then it will stay on hold showing you how long you’ve been queuing for and you can just put it on the table and ignore it until you’ve reached the front of the queue.

Once you have an agent pick up the phone WeQ4U will dial out and reconnect you. All of this is automatic having to press anything.

So that was WeQ4U, probably the easiest way to cut down on your phone bill and save time and stress. What are your other must-have apps? Let us know and we might cover them in our next video.

To change or not to change

That was a question I asked my self way back in August do I change my internet service provider, simple question you may think and so did I what could go wrong, not a lot I foolishly thought just a quick matter of trolling around the net for a good looking deal.

After all I have changed my Gas and Electricity suppliers numerous times in the past with out an hitch, just give them all the details and let them do all the work in the background.

Its got to be the same for my Internet connection surely?, Wrong Wrong Wrong very much wrong after sifting through all the available deals one seamed to stand out from the crowed for me, thats the one I thought “go for it”

A quick phone call and its job done.

Ho no its not, its actually taken more like 20 long phone calls and hours and hours of listening to rubbish music why some poorly trained operative does their best to frustrate you even more.

Its taken from the 26 August to today 5 November to get my new connection, it’s totally unbelievable the trouble I’ve had to go through you would not believe, I’ve been passed from  department to department, operative to operative, cut off, had the promise to start my connection numerous times, I’ve provided them with three mac codes.

All failed until today I now have a new connection albeit not what i originally ordered but I have a connection and can you believe its more expensive than my previous supplier.

I have the promise they will change me over to the original package I ordered back in August soon, mmmmmmm 

Thats Life.

PS. No I’m not going to tell there name on here but can you guess? pm me if you must know lol

I’m still here

It's a long time since my last post on here, all down to a small loss of interest I suppose  but as the days are now getting shorter and the nights longer, I do so hate the winter months with the thought of all the colder weather.

The summer time  was spent doing my other interests namely model flying plus a small amount of light duty gardening, the garden as never looked so colourful  with the flower beds in bloom all summer long.

RC model flying  and building keeps the grey matter ticking over nicely, its one of those hobbies you never stop learning,  thats a story for another winters day!

Birthday Boy

Another year older and wiser , when this Beatles song was first played  in 1966  i thought it a bit off the wall and wacky, but i can relate to some of it now!!!

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out 'til quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older too
Ah, and if you say the word, I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse when your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside, Sunday mornings, go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds, who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Ah, grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck and Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more
Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

  • Yes I’m definitely losing my hair,
  •  Valentine ?
  •  Birthday greetings,  yes thanks to all for the cards and messages.
  • bottle of wine, yes that would be nice
  • yes the door would be locked, but i have a key!
  • Yes i’m fed and watered just fine 
The Beatles

they don’t write em like that any more do they?
as you have probably worked out i’m sixty four years young today.

Thanks for reading my rubbish  bye bye.

 

drum


The Bluebell Path

its almost time for a visit to the beautiful  woodlands of yoxall Lodge to see acres of bluebells carpeting the pathways of the forest floor.

The Bluebell Path

What could be more delightful than an English woodland in the springtime

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