Published April 23, 2014
In my last blog I mentioned Thanet Speakers Club. The next meeting is this Thursday in Ramsgate if you are interested, Any one can attend and it is free for guests.
Usually 1 or 2 people give interesting talks in some depth but this week I think most of the members will present a very short speech on the Theme of “The Light Bulb Moment” so we can expect this to cover many subjects. I hope to see you there!
Published April 17, 2014
local to Thanet
Thanet Speakers club meet twice a month in Ramsgate. It is exactly the sort of evening out that appeals to me.
Limiting the amount of small talk, totally structured, not dominated by one or two people (you know those over bearing types who have the false impression that they are the life of the party and it would all be too quiet and boring with out them, but really everyone is pleased when they don’t turn up – well none of that at TSC).
Everyone has a chance to get up and speak at some point (but you don’t have to). A few people will deliver entertaining, informative and interesting speeches that they have prepared in advance.
People arrive at about 7.40 so that the “meeting” can start at 8pm prompt and it all ends shortly after 10pm.
If that appeals to you to Thanet Speakers Club meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in Ramsgate, it is free to attend the first few sessions, as a guest and the next meeting will have a “light bulb moment” theme next Thursday – 24th April at the Royal Temple Yatch Club, cliff street CT11 9HY.
Published April 10, 2014
If there ever should be a production in Kent of this show about the environmental blight that is caused by dog poo please let me know. I would love to see this.
Teachers – it is perfect for children to perform and has won awards, I believe.
Published April 1, 2014
watch it here.
My mum told me about this.
Well done mum.
Perhaps it was my reward for recommending to her the excellent Kindle book:
BTW it is reduced to £0.99p for a couple of days.
Published March 26, 2014
Some days I put the coffee in the fridge, the rubbish in the laundry basket and throw the cutlery into the brown slop bin along with the remains of wasted food.
Yesterday I did the online equivalent with my thoughts, I posted them here totally by accident. Lucky my thoughts at the time were not focused on my Hunks calendar. Now I’m blushing recalling to mind the thoughts involving that calendar.
Moving hastily on. I am working on a website about Carbon Monoxide. It is far from finished, it looks nothing like I have in mind but what is good on it so far is that I have pulled together some of the best educational films from You Tube and other places. I’ve got them scattered over 3 pages of films at the moment.
I mentioned it in yesterdays accidental blog (now deleted) but if you want to see it it is here:
Published March 17, 2014
Our website was only 3 or 4 years old but it was looking very dated and, most importantly, it did not work on iPads. Some 30% of people have their eyes on i devices so they won’t be impressed with words scattered everywhere. It was as if we were absent that day at school when the teacher said start your writing next to the left hand margin.
Between Mr Tara Plumbing and I we knew a long list of computer-clever people who could develop a site for us and we were very tempted to choose some one local – for all the usual and obvious reasons that it is good to support local economy and be able to travel a short distance for Face to Face communication.
I chose Richard, however, because he is
- highly recommended by a number of people;
- doing that very thing (web design) for at least 10 years for the people who recommended him to me;
- that is what he does full time to make a living.
By strange coincidence the same list I recommend as a starting point if you were going to look for a plumber or builder! Mr TP sees so many disasters or half finished jobs created by people who thought they’d have a go or employ someone who just does a bit of plumbing at weekends in their spare time!
I didn’t want a problem I wanted to know that our web-designer knew how it all works and choosing someone who does that sort of thing full time for a living mades sense to me. Actually Richard has been doing web design for about 20 years and here is his site, http://rjnmedia.com/
What I really like about the new plumbing and heating websites are that I can put writing, images and film clips in, just like I can on this blog – I’m really pleased with the new sites though I still have some work to do on some of the content.
taraplumbing is here http://www.taraplumbing.co.uk/
and taraheating is here http://www.taraheating.co.uk/
Feel free to let me know what you think…
Published March 14, 2014
If ever there was a life to celebrate his is one of them. He was a very entertaining speaker – we can’t all be good at that.
I find him an inspiration – speak up and defend your point of view, even when it is not popular. It is not easy to say things that are not popular or may even be controversial.
He is a great role model because he would speak out on what was right. The world is a better place because of the contribution of people like him, people who don’t simply go along with their crowd.