Thank you so much, Firefox et al... You 'done a great job in blocking all of my advertising tracking codes. Thus making all of my websites virtually worthless...
Well-done, that man! (...or woman, as the case may be...)
Thank you so much!!!
I love online shopping,
Why? Because if I have to get out of my bed during the day, to go to a supermarket for my groceries - guarantied, I will have to carry whatever I have wasted my money on into the house by myself. But, if I order my stuff online, I can amost guarantee that someone else will do the job for me!! 😂 🙂
Meimei was my dearly loved 14 year-old Siberian Husky in the Philippines.
She passed-away peacefully the other day. I can't complain at that as she was well-loved and well looked after by my two youngest daughters. She enjoyed life. She was a real surviver and she lived to a ripe old age.
My only regret is that due to these ridiculous and largely useless travel bans, I was not able to be with her even once during the last 15 months of her life. 'Just one more of the billions of Covid-1
So I am (or was?) a highfalutin Marine Consultant. 700 quid a day. No problem and no questions asked. Until Covid struck... Grounded!
At the best of times, an onboard Client Rep. is only as good as his or her last job. And most of us are self-employed. So we need the big bucks to carry us through the hard times. No company pensions or sick pay for the likes of us...
And then here comes this cellulitis out of nowhere. A highly debilitating disease that can lead to amputation or even de
The cover photo shows the Perfect Strangers Band, with Bhebot on lead guitar at the Amazonia Bar in Ermita, Manila - some time in August, 2005
Here's the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song, the title of which I stole for my blog!
Ramble On - from Led Zep II
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On Lyrics
Courtesy of azlyrics.com
Cover image: NOW AND THEN: The Seaman’s Union on Ruperra Street, Newport - used with the very kind permission of the South Wales Argus
Before you shoot me, please note the quotation marks!
So who did say that?
During a recent email rant with a friend of mine, over not being able to get off a ship in the UAE, having already spent four weeks in quarantine - and despite the fact that Emirates are providing a limited number of repatriation flights to the UK - I mentioned to him
Well... It would have been nice if I could have started-off the first blog on my brand-spanking new personal website, with something a little more cheerful. But there's not much else to talk about, these days...
Hopefully, I will be proven totally wrong and we can all get back to "normal" before too long?!
In the meantime, I have enabled "Guest Posting," just in case anyone wants to make a comment. (Just check-out the "Guidelines" link in the main navigation bar, on a laptop - or that
I have finally had enough of the Financial Times and have now cancelled my subscription.
When asked for my feedback, this is what I gave them:
I could have added that in the good old days, the ft was a highly respected "paper of record."
Nowadays, I have better things to spend my money on.
And more power to Lord Sumption !!
Here's someone talking some sense, for once, in this crisis:
You don't need to take my word for it. This is from a former Supreme Court Judge in the UK:
For the record, I do not consider Lord Sumption's comments extreme in the least. I would place his views firmly in the middle ground when it comes to the great lock-down debate.