Until recently, I have been somewhat sceptical about online chatting, maybe from a shyness angle, or possibly by just being a tad suspicious about someone's motive in wanting to chat to a complete stranger. I suppose that for a lonely person, the opportunity of a little friendly chat can be rewarding and I suppose I can appreciate a benefit from some social interaction albeit over the airwaves being a substitute for face to face communication.
I joined the social media site Buzz 50,…Continue
We have just visited our local supermarket and the very nice lady who served us at the check-out reminded me of an amusing tale.
The same lady used to work in a local DIY store and our Son-In- Law took advantage of an offer on paint, with a buy three for the price of two deal.
The paint went further than he had anticipated and he finished up with an unopened 5 litre tin, so he decided to return it for a refund.
The aforementioned lady was at the customer services desk,…Continue
In 1967, I joined the Merchant Navy, sailing as a junior engineering officer with the famous 'Blue Funnel Line' and when I decided to write my memoir, I attempted to contact other members of the crew, when we had sailed to the Far East on board the Victory Ship, named the S.S. Talthybius.
I posted a piece on the Blue Funnel Association website way back in 2010 with no responses whatsoever, which was very disappointing as there were two individuals who I really wished to contact. One…Continue
Hello fellow Sixtyplusurfers.
It's Sunday evening and there's b****r all ont tele, and I feel like a really good rant before I retire to my bed.
The publicity surrounding the salaries paid to BBC presenters, artists, and performers, makes my blood boil. There is b****r all ont BBC box, nowadays, compared with days gone by, and I think it is a disgrace what some of the employees are paid, male and female alike.
Female presenters including Claudia Winkleman, Mishall…Continue