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Life

Hinterland – the budget cut

Visited Aberystwyth for the first time in 44 years! Found my Auntie Kitty’s B&B and my Auntie Gwen’s farm where I met the wife of my Grandmother’s sisters grandson!!! Also got very wet and blown around in 70 mph winds! Met lots of friendly people – Great weekend!

Also visited Devil’s Bridge for the sake of authenticity …….

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Life

Greek Mythology 101

The Greeks believed that there was a god of the woodlands who they called Pan. I didn’t realise that he lived in Cheadle….. sh! Don’t wake him …….

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Life

Customer service ?!

Waiting for my car to be serviced. 90 mins later getting a bit fed up. I ask if there is a problem. He says and he says ‘I’m not concerned at the moment !’ What? Strangely, after my minor tantrum – the car appears in minutes!

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art-illustration-design Life Sketching

The HØVEL Pencil Plane

There is something satisfying about an object that is heavy and solid.

This is a Høvel Pencil Plane for sharpening pencils, in case, you hadn’t guessed. Ben bought it for me for Xmas. It is, to be honest, quite tricky to use. My electric pencil sharpener is much easier! (Yes – I do have one. Are you surprised?)

However this solid chunk of brass is simply delightful to hold and use, and that’s good enough for me.

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Life

Tip of the day!

Anyway here’s what happened yesterday. I had seen an image filter for the iPhone which looked like it might be useful for a particular project. It was offering a 3 day free trial. After a bit of thought, the annual cost of £24.99 seemed a lot for how often I would use it, after this project. So I cancelled it, allowing me to still use the app for three days. I immediately got a message saying: ‘What about this for an offer? £9.99 for a year’s subscription!’ So I got 60% discount. I might still cancel it after two days, but next time you see a free trial this might be worth a try!

I am constantly amazed at how services are priced on the internet. ‘Today we’re giving massive discounts! Our series of webinars on ‘How to make your fortune on the internet’ normally costs $2400 but for 24 hours you can buy it for $9.99′ Who says they are worth $2400 ?