Monday, 22 September 2008


My blog has been classified as having a readability level of Genius! How did that happen? I guess I now have a lot to live up to.....

Friday, 19 September 2008

Money as Debt

Kevin and I, this morning over breakfast, were discussing the current banking situation. In our lifetime, certainly in our perception, it is extraordinary for banks to be other than safe. We found ourselves asking questions we did not have the answer to, and it made me realize that so many of us do not really understand fully our banking systems or even realize that we don't.

Shortly after our conversation I found this on a blog that I read and felt that I should share it. It is a 45 minute video so I would understand anyone feeling that they do not have time to watch, but I beg you to find the time. While you may not have asked the questions yourself, be sure that the information in this video will probably surprise.

I wonder if when we talk of the end of the world, what we really mean is the end of the world as we know it. I have often seen the year 2012 predicted as an apocalypse or a new beginning. Is this perhaps a reference to a new world wide monetary system needing to be put in place? Would it take that long? It would certainly lead to a transformation of the world as we know it.

Money as Debt Part 1 of 5

Money as Debt Part 2 of 5

Money as Debt Part 3 of 5

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Money as Debt Part 5 of 5


Monday, 15 September 2008

What a blow!

Oh dear the times that we live in. My sympathies go to a friend who married last Saturday. I've seen the photos and they clearly had a fabulous time. However they have had to contend with the cancellation of their honeymoon due to the airline bankruptcy. To make matters worse, Ian works for Lehman Bros who also filed for bankruptcy today.

Story at

Ian and Lucy Neville, wishing you all the best for the future! With a start like this, let us hope that, it can only get better!

Is My Friend Mad?

This is worth sharing. I cannot say I would have the nerve to leap out of an aeroplane with my faith in only some nylon and a lot of cables, but good on you Kevin Marshall and friends!

Here's hoping that lots of people will sponsor you and your friends, in aid of Centrepoint.

The Chore of Food Shopping

Those who know me well know what a 'computer nerd' I am. Virtually all I am involved in can be linked back to my PC. Well yesterday's chore was to get the weekly food shopping. We have moved house recently and the usual boring task has been made acutely more tiresome now that I find myself using different supermarkets, with different layouts. I never quite got off my PC and went!

I have tried online shopping, comparing the big four, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda, I am never quite sure I get the best deals, but I hop between them.

Kevin gave me this to look at yesterday,, and it does address a lot of the problems of online shopping. The ability to compare prices across the various stores is really useful, the ability to change shop if one of the others is proving cheaper this week. Further it is possible to make substitutes within each shop on price and health properties!

Yes, this amuses me. Well....I have not placed my first order yet, but have imported my favourites and had a bit of a play. Will be using it soon........

Monday, 8 September 2008

Exploring Facebook Pages

We are still working on the main company website. At present the website has a manual order form. We are writing the new ecommerce section in Zen Cart, but it is taking time. In the meantime we have added a page in Facebook and set up a temporary shop, for the stamps alone.

Facebook as a place to introduce our company is a new venture. I am quite interested to look at the resulting statistics showing how quickly and far and wide our readership becomes.