Monthly Archives: February 2012

That book wot I wrote…*#

Playpits Park was free and now it isn’t. Amazon offered it free Saturday-to-Friday, not Monday-to-Sunday, which was how I thought I had timed it (you know the kind of thing –‘it may take a few days to set up, etc).
My apologies if you went for it and missed out. 544 people downloaded it and it went to Number One on the Amazon Kindle downloads list. But giving it away isn’t quite the same as selling it, is it? So not a bestseller, but a Best Giveaway. Some more 5-star reviews would be nice. Fingers and toes crossed….

If you are interested, its most recent review (this one on the US-Amazon site) is here

  • my original post is here

#  for those who commented that they didn’t like my grammar, I’m guessing you never watched The Two Ronnies…

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Bridge to Nowhere demolished


‘Bridge to Nowhere demolished’ is how this video was announced on Yahoo. The only Bridge to Nowhere that I know of is the one we build last year at Whitmuir Organics. It is a bridge to nowhere because it is a viewing platform over a stream, with one end blocked by a tree and the other by a fence. In case you are wondering, the entrance is to the right of the tree. And, as far as I know, nobody has blown it up.

For the short video by Ohio Transportation, click here

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A book wot I wrote…

If you own a Kindle, or have a free Kindle App for your phone or PC, I have recently put one of my novels up on Amazon.
This week Amazon has made it available on a FREE promotion*
Also, I see it has received two rather nice 5-star reviews (nothing to do with me, Guv, honest…).

*Playpits Park at Amazon

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Call the AA?

Now and then I see things that make me laugh out loud. I buy motorbike parts (and many other mechanical things) on eBay. I have ‘flags’ up to alert me to things on sale. How about this one:

“Lambretta – spare piston to get you home in an emergency”

Perhaps if you run an old Lambretta you need to carry such things.

You would also need to carry a rucksack full of tools. On the other hand, perhaps the seller was laughing too.

Never thought of that.
Ho hum…

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Aircraft polluted skies


If anyone wants proof that aircraft pollute our skies (surely there are no such people?) then this satellite image of the Atlantic to the west of southern Europe should be all that they need. On 21st December last year around half of the clear skies off Portugal and the Bay of Biscay were obscured by condensation trails from aircraft.

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Snowbase

So far we have had very little snow. There is still plenty of time for that to change, of course. I’m guessing that the manager of our local Homebase is praying we all get snowed in so he can offload his cartload of shovels. Twenty five in a box, three boxes wide and four deep – three hundred shovels at £15 a throw. That’s four and a half thousand pounds for this little lot. Didn’t know bits of plastic on the ends of sticks could be so pricey.

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