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Sorrento
You could try Positano which is just up the coast from Amalfi, very beautiful and not called the Vertical village for no reason.

There is also Ravello which has an amazing view over the coast and the villages of Minori and Minori major.

Steve

11 18/06/2014 - 11:52 AM
By PhilT2
Day 28 May 2014: Summer Themed Landscapes

73 03/06/2014 - 8:00 AM
By chataigner
invalid sim error on doro 612
My mother has this phone and had exactly same prob. She took it back to shop and they couldn't sort it so it went back to manufacturer who fixed it FOC.

I hope that yours is fixed without being returned.

All the best

Steve.

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2 24/05/2014 - 1:06 PM
By pluffy
Day 16 May 2014: We Want To See Shots Of Food

64 25/05/2014 - 12:42 PM
By AtticusFinch
Day 16 May 2014: We Want To See Shots Of Food

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64 25/05/2014 - 12:42 PM
By AtticusFinch
Day 16 May 2014: We Want To See Shots Of Food

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64 25/05/2014 - 12:42 PM
By AtticusFinch
Day 16 May 2014: We Want To See Shots Of Food

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64 25/05/2014 - 12:42 PM
By AtticusFinch
My Journey to Recovery
Hi Nige
Sorry to hear about your recent troubles but I hope you have now turned a corner and life will improve.

Good luck for the future and I look forward to reading your blog.

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31 10/12/2013 - 2:54 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 02 December 2013: Fairground Rides

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53 03/12/2013 - 8:44 PM
By lumix5
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 30 November 2013: Winter Landscapes

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106 02/12/2013 - 8:21 PM
By Codiac
Day 07 November 2013: Graphic Landscape And Town Shots

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78 12/11/2013 - 11:57 AM
By icphoto
Do they realise

Quote: In reality men ask and sometimes deserve the problems that arise out of dysfunctional marriages. In almost every case a man/father/husband just wants to walk away from the problem (just watch junk TV) , thus avoiding paying maintenance towards the upbringing by the ex/wife of the partnership and any children in that marriage. Any issues that arise to protect the woman and the child arise from this.

Agreed though that there are some fathers who do wish to continue to be in and support the lives of the offspring and should be allowed to do so..

This sweeping generalisation is possibly the most ignorant and incorrect comment I have ever seen posted on Epz in the eight or nine years I've been a member. I just hope and pray that the person behind the post is not in any way involved with the family courts.

Don't confuse the family court with the publicly accountable court system. The family court is a secretive, behind closed doors system that is answerable to nobody. Unfortunately, the ignorance and prejudice shown in the above quote is very much alive in the family court. Do a google search if you want to read some of the nightmare stories fathers have gone through just for wanting to remain in contact with their children.

I don't condone damaging national treasures to make a protest, although I fully understand how the desperation felt is such that it appears a logical reaction. Isn't if funny how people are outraged by damage to a painting, which when reduced to its most basic is simply oils on a piece of canvas, yet are quite happy to tolerate the family court system.

Oh, and a small point... Access to your child is your right, and your child's right, and is not stipulated by maintenance.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to get my Batman suit from the dry cleaners...

Thanks Cathal for the voice of reason. As you quite rightly say most people who have contributed think that the Family Court is like the Magistrates Court or Crown Court all open with a verdict at the end which is final and binding. This is most certainly not the case in the Family Court where everything drags on and on and just when you feel you have reached a conclusion one party decides that they don't agree with the decision and ignores it. The punishment for ignoring the Family court is generally little or nothing and the process rolls on again until the person without Legal Aid is bankrupted and gives up.

Whilst I don't agree with the vandalism, I like you, believe that there is something far more valuable than a painting and that is a parents love for their child and the destruction of that is far worse than a glorified post it note on a painting.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: I have seen it work the other way as well on a joint custody case, with the father announcing on Facebook that he was moving 200 miles away, with his new partner, taking the kids with him.

The mother was obliged to uproot and move, just so she would still be able to see her children.

Yes that's what I am saying in your case it is perceived that the man is a poor father for moving away but when the mother does it the man is still perceived in the same bad light, it is an argument that generally only has one winner, the mother, but two losers, the father and the child/children.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: I `lost' my children many years ago..the courts just treat fathers as criminals. No-one listens - it can be soul destroying. You just can't keep going back to court...because apart from the moneytree eventually drying up it alienates you and you are seen as the aggressor.

Sorry to hear of your problems but I have to say it is just what my son is suffering and the courts do try to demonize the father and give the mother so much leeway in appealing the Courts judgement's that it is no wonder men just give up, and of course then they live up to the stereotypical uncaring father in other peoples eyes.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise
I think unless you have seen how the law works first hand, as I have with my son, it is very difficult to understand the bias against the man.

I thought that when my son and his wife split up it would be a case of them sitting down and working out visiting rights, because my son accepted that the best place for his child was with the mother. Then work out with the CSA how much he had to pay (he has paid from day one by the way plus much more, she had all the furniture, the car, he pays the car insurance, MOT and also servicing).

The trouble arose when the mother decided she was going to move 150 miles away and decided my son shouldn't be allowed to see his child. My son then had to engage a Solicitor and seek access through the courts which is expensive, but worth it if the outcome is OK, she got Legal Aid by the way. The unfortunate thing is that the courts have found in my son's favour a number of times and his wife appeals and stops the visits until my son returns to Court.

He goes back to court and there is a different Judge who decides that all the documents have to be gone through again and after two months reaches the same conclusion as the previous Judge. Of course the wife appeals again, because on Legal Aid there seems to be no limit to the amount of Taxpayers money she can spend, and the process starts again.

Is it any wonder that some stressed and probably very depressed individuals go to extreme and obviously illegal lengths to get access when the law seems totally impotent.

I in no way condone what these people do, but after seeing how the process works I can possibly understand why they do it.

I just hope that no one on this site has to go through this procedure because I can tell you it is soul destroying energy sapping and in my son's case bought him very close to suicide which is why I am so annoyed with some comments on the forum.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: have to say I have heard some rubbish in my time but yours is about the most puerile junk I have heard

I think you will find on re-reading that the statement contains 'sometimes'

Nope, even taking the "sometimes" into account the entire first paragraph of that post is ridiculously biased cobblers.
It implies that men always ask for the problems and only sometimes deserve them, which is far from the truth.

Thanks Chris for a sensible and reasoned comment, I despair of some of the people on this site who can brand one half of the population as at fault for anything and everything.

Following Collywobles logic would it be fair to say that as some women are prostitutes then it must follow that the majority of women must be prostitutes? That would of course be ridiculous but there again Collywobles set the parameters.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: have to say I have heard some rubbish in my time but yours is about the most puerile junk I have heard

I think you will find on re-reading that the statement contains 'sometimes' and 'there are some fathers who do wish' etc.

In discussions like this there is always someone who descends into personal abuse rather than reasoned argument but usually even they have read the post properly.

Time to leave......

I think on re-reading you will see that Collywobles say's "In almost every case a man/father/husband just wants to walk away from the problem (just watch junk TV) , thus avoiding paying maintenance towards the upbringing by the ex/wife of the partnership and any children in that marriage".

If that isn't actually denigrating the majority I don't know what is. Just for the record my son works 70 hours per week to pay a joint mortgage which she walked away from plus joint loan to pay her credit card bill, 140 maintenance for one child and so far 10,000 in Solicitors and court fees, with I might add no end in sight as she appeals every court decision because she can afford to on Legal Aid. I am sure my son would love to have time to watch junk TV but he just doesn't have time.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: In reality men ask and sometimes deserve the problems that arise out of dysfunctional marriages. In almost every case a man/father/husband just wants to walk away from the problem (just watch junk TV) , thus avoiding paying maintenance towards the upbringing by the ex/wife of the partnership and any children in that marriage. Any issues that arise to protect the woman and the child arise from this.

Agreed though that there are some fathers who do wish to continue to be in and support the lives of the offspring and should be allowed to do so..

I have to say I have heard some rubbish in my time but yours is about the most puerile junk I have heard. Why do you say men deserve it and not women, after all a large number of breakdowns are caused by women and still they seem to have all the rights.

I assume that you or anyone you know have never been in this position, when you have you might be mightily surprised at how the law is skewed towards women, even when the man is the innocent party.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: The problem for the court is, they grant access but the mother does not comply. What do they do? Jail the mother? Impose large fines? Any punishment serves to punish the child rather than the mother.

The law is a very blunt instrument where personal relationships are concerned and I suppose that is the heart of this problem. Even the courts are at a loss sometimes.

...
Law is a very effective instrument if used properly. Access to the child may be enforced, and ultimately the mother's right to keep the child may be challenged. But it needs some will and brainpower to do that - much easier to draw public attention to something like acts of vandalism hoping that this helps in the concrete situation created by the concrete person. In my view this may only help this person to loosing some money and access to their child as well. This hits the child too, but I strongly suspect that we are talking not love, but revenge here. This is illogical - we want no public interference in our private matters but complain on public indifference when wreck the chaos ourselves.

Is it? Perhaps in Australia it is, but in the UK I am afraid that all the rights belong to the woman and the men struggle to be heard unless Social Services have been bought into the case or you have vast amounts of money to hire top lawyers.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Do they realise

Quote: Maybe if you had kids and were stopped from seeing them, you may well see their side of things. They are desperate to see their children who they love so much. But, some bitter and twisted mothers will use whatever means they have to get back at their husbands. These men are not violent and would never hurt their children, but when a mother goes to court over the kids, some will ask the judge that the father should not be allowed to see their father and 9 out of 10 times, the judge will back the mother. I have seen stories on TV about this, fathers who pay their maintenance on time, are great fathers who are forbidden to see their own kids because of the mother.

I do not agree that they should damage such things as priceless art, but these people are desperate for their plight to be seen in public and would would care or take notice if they had stuck a picture on a wall in the street? They are NOT criminals, as Ian Robinson states, they are normal parents who want to see their kids and share in their lives.

I agree with you completely. My son is going through a divorce and his wife stops him seeing his daughter by any means she can, this is even though he has agreed dates set by the courts. His wife gets Legal aid whilst he has to pay Solicitors 125 per hour and extra costs to go back to court and when he does go back everything his wife say's is taken as the truth, no matter that he has evidence to disprove it.

The law should be equal for both parents but it isn't and unfortunately some fathers are driven to desperate means to highlight the injustices, some have even been forced into suicide.

I just hope that no one on here has to suffer like my son has.

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39 02/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
By collywobles
Manfrotto 322RC2 Head can it be modified ?
I don't know if this is of any use Here

Steve

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2 29/05/2013 - 3:37 PM
By weseeyou
Ink streaks when using photoblack
Could it be that the waste pads are full and causing the problem?

I understand that when you change between matt black and photo black the system is purged and about 3ml of ink is pumped into the pad

Steve

22 24/05/2013 - 4:32 PM
By brian1208
Win A Samsung Galaxy S4 In Our Forum Competition!
Snowy night


102 17/05/2013 - 11:31 PM
By lisian
change.org who said it was a waste? mmmmm
I am so glad to see this victory over these insurance companies. I have had an illness for close on forty years and when I took out a new mortgage about 10 years ago I wanted mortgage protection which a certain company quoted for. I noticed that they had missed off my existing illness so informed them, they came back with a significantly higher price, which I accepted.

About 3 years in I was taken very ill and had 9 months off work, no probs claim on mortgage protection, but was turned down because of pre-existing complaint. I asked why my premiums had been raised for this complaint if I wasn't going to be covered for it and was told that it was because my illness could cause over things to go wrong.

The upshot is that after nearly 12 months of wrangling with the company and the ABI and Insurance Ombudsman was that all I got was my payments returned, they never even added any interest on.

So any victory over these sleazebags is good news.


Steve

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9 29/04/2013 - 3:38 PM
By pabloisme
One of those 'Oh FGS' moments...
Lemmy unable to log on to your website, is it www.flapjacksareevil.com or www.flapjacksareevil.co.uk

regards

Steve.

PS thanks for the amazing but true facts

12 25/03/2013 - 10:16 PM
By chrisheathcote
Canon DSLR Magic Lantern light streak time lapse
Nicely done, a fabulous first attempt.

8 10/05/2013 - 7:54 PM
By RedSpectrumPictures
Pixma Pro - 1 no toner ink
You have removed the label covering the breather hole on top of the tank haven't you.

That's all I can think of.

Steve.

1 18/12/2012 - 1:23 PM
By pluffy
Returning 'Oldie'!
Welcome back and I hope that the future is so much brighter for you and your little lad.

6 30/10/2012 - 11:29 PM
By KevinEllison
GE100
Thanks for the Congrats and to ePhotozine for the chance to own this new "toy", much appreciated.

6 24/09/2012 - 8:08 PM
By franken
GE100
I can't quite believe it but just received email to say that I was a lucky winner of the Ge G100 camera.

I have never won anything before, just watch the delivery guy drop it when he delivers it.

Pluffy

6 24/09/2012 - 8:08 PM
By franken
Please Cross Your Fingers for me
Nice one Brian and all the best for the future.

Steve.

15 04/09/2012 - 11:58 AM
By MUphotographic
Girl, 11, wins RPS Distinction using Nikon D80
Fabulous, you must be very proud of her.

Steve

14 23/03/2012 - 1:36 PM
By f11digital
Good Printer for CD/DVD's?
I use a Canon MG5250 which is an all in one unit which prints CD's great, but most of the Canon Pixma range will print on CD's.

Steve

14 26/04/2012 - 5:15 PM
By Sylviwhalley
buying a printer
The Canon Pixma range are really good.

6 05/12/2011 - 8:37 PM
By classcams
Eye op for Laurel Steinbeck.
Good luck and a speedy recovery.

61 22/11/2011 - 4:22 PM
By User_Removed
Printer Problems
Sounds like the print head is blocked. I think it is not worth the cost of a new head but I have heard of people soaking the print head in a cleaning solvent to dissolve the blockage.

It might be worth a try if you are only going to bin it.

Good luck

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12 13/11/2011 - 4:52 PM
By RogBrown
Scam
Just had the same and I thought I was going to be rich.

Steve

6 24/08/2011 - 3:19 AM
By Joeblowfromoz
Feedback on re-designed website
Wonderful site, some amazing images.

Steve.

7 19/08/2011 - 9:09 AM
By digicammad
jacobs Bham have part time role
I emailed them to check as nothing about it on website, they replied to send CV and covering letter by email.

Just have to wait and see what happens.

Cheers
Steve.

3 15/08/2011 - 8:04 PM
By pluffy
jacobs Bham have part time role
Cheers MrGoatsmilk, have just sent an email as the vacancy doesn't appear on the Jacobs website at the moment.

Cheers
steve.

3 15/08/2011 - 8:04 PM
By pluffy
Infringed copyright
Hi whipspeed, these images were for single use only and I was not asked for permission to use them on the Yell.com site.

Andy, I am just annoyed that I wasn't approached, if I had been I would have given permission, provided they mentioned they were my images and put a link to my site.

I really wasn't interested by being paid again for the images but it would have been courteous to have been asked.

I think I will approach the company and ask for my site details to be included .

Thanks for your comments.

Steve.

7 16/06/2011 - 11:16 PM
By boony
Infringed copyright
A few years ago I designed a website for a small local company, this included all the photographs.

I have just been told by the company that they no longer want me to maintain the site because Yell.com had made a new website for them.
I have just checked the website and they have basically just lifted all my images and text and popped it into their site.

I was wondering what the best course of action is considering that I wasn't asked if they could use my images, I would have thought that they could at least give a mention to my website as recompense.

What do you think.

Steve.

7 16/06/2011 - 11:16 PM
By boony
Anna (fishnet)
Deepest condolences Anna. I hope you can find strength and comfort from all your friends on this site.

114 28/04/2011 - 12:58 AM
By looboss
Image Accepted for PAGB Exhibition
Congrats Brian, a super shot that anyone would be very proud of.
Steve

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7 25/02/2011 - 2:56 PM
By Kris_Dutson
Calibration
Amazing It said I have perfect colour vision, no excuse for missing red lights now.

21 07/02/2011 - 4:21 PM
By User_Removed