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Welcome to my Portfolio. You are welcome to come in and browse my work. Despite being a photographer for many years I see that I have a lot to learn.
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  • I too have an Echo and like Dave I don't find it too useful "YET". Its amusing at the moment to play Spotify or make a shopping list or set a reminder or ask for todays weather. My wife uses it when she is cooking for setting multiple named timers for the different foods. You can control heating and lights at the moment but you have to have special thermostats and lights to do so. There is no doubt that it will improve and once you can control most things in the home and maybe extend that to the car it will become indispensable.
  • In around 1984 My son was studying computing and had our colour TV in his bedroom permanently connected to his BBC Acorn. We had a 9" B/W TV in the lounge for which we watched and did have a B&W Licence.

    There was a knock on the door and it was a detector chap asking if we had a colour TV to which my wife said yes, its upstairs connected to my sons computer. He said but you only have a B&W Licence to which my wife replied that's correct. He asked if he could come in to check which he did, saw the B&W 9" TV went upstairs to my sons room, said OK, turned and walked out. It was so amusing in that he really thought he had caught us out...........
  • It costs a great deal of money to produce good TV programs, which is why there is so much junk and repeat programs broadcast now.

    We are offered TV packages with 250 channels yet if you look at it you can exclude numerous +1 hour, the HD, Product Selling, Adult, repeat every 4 hours, ....and in the end there is only a few channels left, if at all, worth watching.......

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    That and the fact that we tell the time by calendar now rather than looking at our watches

    Similarly I find every day is a Sunday...........
  • M&S Fresh Veg
  • ............................... hardly important news....................................!
  • Quote from news --

    Teachers in the UK have been told not to call female students ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it reminds them of their gender.
    Natasha Devon, a former government health advisor, told the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, “never walk into a room in an all girl’s school and say girls or ladies” because it is “patronising”.
  • Lewis Hamilton avoiding paying £3.7m VAT that could have gone to help the sick and lame - that's not fair especially as he reputed to be worth £200m

  • Quote:Define "fair"

    When people earn more in a year that the average family could live on for the rest of their lives "that's not fair"

  • Quote:Yes...but I'm sure Brexit will create lots of industrial jobs to compensate.

    I wish I had your optimism Garth I am convinced Brexit is going to be the worst decision this country will make. I see nothing positive coming from it and struggle to understand how we got to where we are and are going.

    The days of Industrial industries here in the UK are long gone (much to my disappointment) which is the main reason our GDP is going down...................
  • No one should be able to inherit wealth! We should be able to earn a lot of money and then go on to enjoy it -- but to pass it on is just wrong. We come into this world with nothing and all the wealth we create is due to the services, taxes, infrastructure provided by the state, so why shouldn't what's left go back to the State on our demise.

    ....and NO!, I am not a socialist (am I Garth...Smile) but there has to be more .fairness; on this planet.
  • Suggest you get in touch with Lewis Hamilton and ask him how he gets away with £3.3m........Grin

  • Quote: I could cut through them with a knife quite easily

    That's because they are old.
  • A brilliant series, I learnt a great deal from it. It has changed my image of the Vietcong from being a third world ragamuffin group of gorillas to a well organised determined band of fighters. Fortunately I have been able to record the series.

    I feel so sorry for all the American Troops killed and injured - for what -- nothing at all !........
  • Yes, I grew up listening and jiving to Fats and many others of his ilk. Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Little Richard, The Platters ............. they are all disappearing slowly so different from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin ....... This was the first generation of youngsters that walked away from what their parents were listening to. Our clothes were different with our drainpipe trousers and I remember my father going mad when I turned up with 16" bottoms, drape jackets with velvet collar, (standard Teddy Boy Uniform)....thanks for the memories.
  • ...... do you shop at Lidls or Aldis....?

    I have tried shopping at these stores just to give them a chance but have not found one single item which is better than a branded product. Go look at their fruit and veg it would be in the dustbin at M&S or Waitrose.

    Own brands are cheaper for a reason......
  • Most adverts are plain junk and I am always amazed how a company accountant signs of the cheque...........

  • Quote:As with Blair, this man should hang his arrogant head down in shame.
    IDS was responsible for the cruel sanctions and cuts in benefit that caused the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of disabled people.

    ........... bit over the top isn't it Garth !
  • Its not the Guns, its the people who own them. After all, we wont ban Trucks and Cars just because some nutcase uses them to maim and kill.
  • People who don't wash their hands after a visit to the Loo.....Yuk.....
  • Carl Zeiss Werra Mat 35mm Camera this was my first serious camera after a Brownie in about 1957

  • Excellent images.
  • The problem with Country is that it deserves its bad image due the C.R.A.P.M.U.S.I.C.(got a clue now) that has been published over the years. There are some incredible musicians and singers in the Country Scene such as Dwight Yoakam but because of the past most people don't give Country a chance.
  • Dogs, and only working Dogs like Sheep Dogs, Gun Dogs, Security, Disability Dogs. Cant stand those fashion pooches or miniature rat types.
  • Whilst on the subject of changing, can someone please tell me how to change my User Award logo.. Fanks..
  • I agree with Ross. If you arrive early enough it is well worth it just to get away to a very relaxed and comfortable area away from the jostling crowds. Also if you are the kind of person that has a few beers and something to eat at an airport it is worth it as food and beer is free. I do it just to get away from the crowds...........not the free beer.... Smile

  • Quote:A Union boss was in a group of VIPs shown round the first fully automated car engine plant.

    The company CEO asked the Union boss how he would go about organising the workers in the plant which, of course, was devoid of humans. The answer was that it would be done in much the same way that the company would sell cars to the workforce!

    We peasants need to be able to buy whatever big business creates.

    I think this actually is an original quote by Henry Ford. Following his statement he promptly doubled his employees wages so they could afford a car........... what happened next is history.
  • I also have been a long time considering fitting one and this Forum is certainly helping to make my mind up.
  • Chris, this is the last time I address you on this but I never insulted anyone, I just pointed out that this person who chooses to take on a female roll is really a Man. That is a fact. I personally have no issue as what life anyone's chooses to take on, but maybe the truth is getting a little to near home for you.
  • Thank You Chris for pointing that out BUT he carries an X and a Y Chromosome and medically this makes him a man. Now, if he wants to live a different lifestyle that's his choice but the fact still remains.