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All smiles on the beach...



All smiles here as the summer kicks in...at last! ;o)

We Brits are renowned for our "moaning about the weather" whatever it may be, and it was hot today... am I complaining? na... ;o)

Not in the least, having had a great few days enjoying it with my youngest son, making the most of the half term holiday.

Seems like we may get a good summer this year, having not really had a good consistent one for the last few years in my opinion. You could say they were typical Brit summers.

Seems the weather is going to be great just the right time with the economy like it is and people deciding to skip going abroad this year.

Hope you have enjoyed the break as much as me and my lad did.

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New Portland pictures

Just a quick one as I haven't been online much the last few days, I needed to get off my arse due to it getting a bit flat so went out and took some great pictures. Yesterday I bad migraine all day so did nothing but lay down.


Got the chance to sort out more of my pictures as shown here, these were taken just a few moments apart. These will be added to the new blog as mentioned in the last post on here.



Due to enjoying the sorting out of these I decided against getting online as it is a distraction at times, so much more productive without it. I started sorting out other things on the pc, found some PLR (private label articles) I can use. Re-arranged them to create my own unique articles and sorted them out.

Looks like enough for about 60 blog post. So I have now another blog to set up,feed these into it every other day. Should be 2 or 3 months worth with little effort, and the topic is a reasonable one too. :o)

Glad I did that.

That gives me a bit of a release to post more often here and the other blogs. As I can set that new blog up knowing I have the stuff to use. No effort really.



I could also create another lot of articles from mixing up the new ones, create a new set of post as they are on the same topic, theme.

It's one huge benefit from having PLR products. Not only can you get PLR articles, you could get PLR reports, ebooks, graphics, images, whatever you wanted really.

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"Autumn sunsets"

portland sunset on TwitPic

A nice time of the year to see the sky here on portland, the pic here (click on it for larger version) is just behind my home.

Seems to be the sky is never the same twice, could be true of anywhere but it is so noticable here. :o)

Why we never tire of seeing or taking pictures of the sunset here.

Wouldn't you?

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"Sunset over chesil beach"





A beautiful sunset over chesil beach just as I was walking down the "incline", a steep straight path that leads from the top of the island to the bottom...pretty direct!

I was about 3/4 down by this time...should have walked slower! ;o)

BUT...I also videoed the sunset the other night and here it is.... :o)







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"Normal(ish), untill christmas"

The summer end is approaching but we are having some nice weather here, the kids are back in school, the usual routine again, and mums and dads everywhere breathe a sigh to catch their breath again. :o)

A chance to get a little time to themselves and plan ahead, prepare for the coming season changes, slowly. ;o)

A nice time to pop to the beach for a breather...

Spot the people?

And further around it goes...for 19 miles!!

Bring ya fishing rod and take your spot.
Plenty of room. ;o)

Beautiful eh?

Sept has hit us and now is the time to start planning what you have in store with your life, work, blogging.

You are planning to take advantage of seasonal things, aren't you? ;o)

Halloween comes up, Guy Fawkes, Christmas.

Do you add these to your plans?

Blog about what you can relating to you and your blogs topic, theme?

Planning early and planning well you can make the most of being seen when the time comes, being prepared with good articles, ideas, blog posts, contests and other angles can be a great boost, if you can keep the momentum going you have a great chance to improve the following ones, like Christmas. ;o)

While you take a breather, take time to also reflect on what you can add to the mix for the next few months. ;o)

Any thoughts?


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"The simple things count"

This is the coast path taken during Easter weekend, looking back towards the Bill...I forgot to take the camera this week.... doh! :o(










Nice to see the weather perk up, looking like the summer has re-arrived, it was nice in the early weeks before the rain.

Being the summer holidays I have had the boys over the last few days... and what a great few days. ;o)
Walking around the coast path of the Island...from far away down the path you see above to the point I am taking this one from. ;o)

Quite a walk but well worth it for the views!









Turning around...we face this, as above...and as we have walked back from the Bill we have come closer and closer to this view!

Now is THAT worth the 3 odd mile walk?

Moments like this with the kids, simple yet beautiful are what count. ;o)

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"Wish you were here"

A nice drink at the pub watching the sunset tonight! With both my brothers and another friend.



A must do in the summer here whether you are a local or visitor. :o)



The sound of the waves breaking on the pebbles, people fishing along the shore line.




The sky changing colours as the minutes pass by.

Ah... bliss!


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"Hassle"

You will have noticed my dritwood blog by now and yes I was to sell these on ebay, but they want you to add a credit card, which I don't have nor want!

Hassle!

I use paypal, why can't that be good enough seeing as they own it!

Just another hurdle to jump over.

Never mind, so if YOU are interested in buying one, you get the advantage of me not listing it elsewhere....yet!

I am thinking about selling some dritwood on it's own too, that way others can have the pleasure of creating their own driftwood item, whatever they choose to make.
Making it is half the fun!

What do you think?


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"Driftwood blog"

As previously mentioned I am going to be making some more driftwood products to sell, I will use ebay too.

I thought it would be an idea to set up a driftwood blog for all of the frames, which will be like a nice gallery.

Over time I hope people will be able to check things before buying which will help gain positive reputation on ebay and beyond.

Another option open to me is to take these to the local "holidaymakers" type of shops in town.

What do you think of the blog?
Any improvement ideas you can add?

Take care,

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Back...

And badly disapointed about the lack of service I have had from BT and Tiscali...who now OWE me money!

Bloody nightmare...what happened to "customer service"?

Long time gone that is I think.

Looking at my inbox not much has changed in the bubble that is IM,"Internet marketing" that is.
Nothing new there then, to nick Andy's phrase!
Good to back and able to at least communicate with the world again.

I am looking forward to getting things back on track, while also trying ideas I have out, like selling these great driftwood frames I have been making...all from Chesil beach.


This is 32 inch long by 13 inch high.


Looking lovely if you ask me!
Any buyers?


Take care,

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My head is all over the place since Kaya left and it is hard to focus on anything for longer than a minute!




During the last few weeks I had been going up to chesil beach and grabbing some driftwood to get creative.





Here is the mirror I already had in my bathroom, with some added touches, needs a few shells and bits adding yet but it's a start.


Got a big box of wood and I have some ideas to utilise them with, mirrors, pictures, alsorts!


What do you think?


Something you would have in your home?


Take care,

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"Pair of cool dudes"

Taking pictures again is great, here is a picture of the two coolest dudes on the planet!

Ok, maybe I AM biased... ;o)

This is also overlooking chesil beach here.

As it's the easter holidays I will have a great opportunity to take some more pictures of my boys, though I will not be posting them all obviously.

It did get me thinking about something though, are you making the most of the different parts of the year in your work efforts?

Meaning do you capitilise on these events?

Easter, Christmas etc...events you can use in your marketing efforts.

Do you plan your year in this way at all?

If so...how?

Take care,

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"Beautiful"

full moon over portlandI love to look at the moon, always have done and I think last night was a lovely night to be moon gazing!

This is right over chesil beach.

Look at him smiling down on my blog... ;o)

Or is that a smirk?

Seeing as we are 90 odd % water and the moon has a big effect on the earths waters surely it has an effect on us?

I think we must underestimate any influence on us it has.

Do you like to look at the moon?

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"Cove inn"

This is the pub on the sea wall, I live right behind this and look forward to having a drink on the beach, watch the sun go down.

Would that make a nice video?

The sunset?

I can remember watching the waves pound this pub, going right over the top of it, roughly 50 feet high the waves were.

The last time this happened was the late 80's.

It used to happen roughly every ten years but since the late 80's...it's not happened.
I found this picture showing this as it happened, this is an old picture though.

Hopefully it won't again seeing as my home is behind it and on a lower level!

A wave is not what I want to see from the kitchen window!

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